Events & Courses

Thyme To Be Session Ryton Organic Gardens

Thyme To Be growing session for family carers- April

Do you look after a relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage alone due to illness, disability, mental health needs or old age?

Garden Organic is offering family carers in Coventry and Warwickshire an opportunity to meet like-minded people, garden and learn new skills together in the relaxing surroundings of Ryton Organic Gardens.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
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Tuesday, 24 April 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

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Creating a small organic garden course

Creating a small organic garden

This course will dispel the myth that you need a large area to grow your own food. We will demonstrate how, with minimum space, you can produce healthy food organically.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
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Thursday, 26 April 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Avon Organic Group- A talk about conservation and ecology in a food growing setting” with Matt Cracknell

Join Avon Organic Group for their short talk with Matt Cracknell, Feed Bristol Manager of Avon wildlife Trust, who will talk about "Feed Bristol: conservation and ecology in a food growing setting.”

at: 
The Station, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG
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Thursday, 26 April 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

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Grow It Yourself Organic - Spring Talk

Join Transition Town Letchworth and Grow It Yourself for their afternoon talk with Chris Collins on Urban Organics.

at: 
Free Church Hall, Leyes Ave, Letchworth
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Saturday, 28 April 2018 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

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Norfolk Organic Group - Building fertility and accessing it with Hannah Claxton

Join the Norfolk Organic Group for their short talk with Hannah Claxton of Eves Hill Veg Co, she will talk about "Building Fertility and Accessing it" - green manures and compost teas.

at: 
Norwich Quaker House, Lower Goat Lane, Norwich, NR2 1EW
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Monday, 30 April 2018 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

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The Botanic Secret Garden Ball

The Botanic Secret Garden Ball in aid of Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Bloodwise

Join Birmingham Botanical Gardens on 11th May for Birmingham’s annual Secret Garden Ball with Bob Flowerdew, in aid of Bloodwise & Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

at: 
Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston Birmingham B15 3TR
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Friday, 11 May 2018 -
7:00pm to 11:30pm

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Suffolk Organic Gardeners - A Organic Farm Tour at Shimpling Park

Join Suffolk Organic Gardeners group for their visit to the Shimpling Park and tour of the farm.

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Shimpling Park Farm, Shimpling, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 4HY
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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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2018 Annual General Meeting and Members' Day

Garden Organic members are invited to join us for our 2018 Annual General Meeting and Members' Day. The day with start with the formalities of the AGM, followed by lunch. In the afternoon visitors will be able to choose from a number of workshops exploring different aspects of Garden Organic's work. Before heading home, members are invited to join us for a brief reception to celebrate our Diamond Jubilee.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
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Friday, 18 May 2018 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

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Suffolk Organic Gardeners - Annual Plant Sale

Join the Suffolk Organic Gardeners group for their annual plant sale.

at: 
St Johns Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, BL9 6PF
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Saturday, 19 May 2018 -
9:30am to 3:00pm

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Gardening for wildlife

Gardening for wildlife, weeds as friends, and natural pest & diseases

This half day workshop focuses on how to create a haven for garden wildlife using biodynamic methods, and how to take a different approach to weeds, and pest & disease control.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Organic Ornamentals

Organic ornamentals

Flowers are often referred to as ‘ornamentals’. But they don’t just look good, they can be an essential part of your organic growing. Flowers attract pollinators such as bees, they can be used in companion planting in the veg patch, and some you can even eat. If you’d like to learn how to grow healthy blooms for butterflies or bouquets, this evening course will teach you where and how to grow them.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
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Thursday, 14 June 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Open Garden Dot Crowe

Open Garden - Dot Crowe

Dot Crowe is kindly opening her garden on the following Saturday dates: 16th, 23rd & 30th June, from 12 noon until 5pm and on the following Sunday dates 17th, 24th & 1st July 12 noon until 5pm, with donations to Garden Organic in lieu of entry fee.

at: 
Cleves Garden Studio, 4 Cleves Cottage, Daventry Road, Barby, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 8TF
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Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 12:00pm to Sunday, 1 July 2018 - 5:00pm

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Suffolk Organic Gardeners - Coach Trip to RHS Hyde Hall, Chelmsford

Join the Suffolk Organic Gardeners group for their trip to RHS Hyde Hall, Chelmsford.

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RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, CM3 8ET
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Friday, 22 June 2018 -
9:00am to 6:00pm

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Pest and disease management

Pest and disease management

This course will introduce you to a range of techniques for preventing and controlling pests and diseases in your garden and allotment. Choosing the right varieites, how and when to plant and keeping good hygiene, will all contribute to a healthy growing area.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Principles of organic growing

Introduction to the principles of organic growing

Most people think of organic growing as ‘growing without chemicals’, but there is so much more to it than that. Organic growing works creatively with nature, making both the soil and the environment a place where plants will thrive.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 4 July 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

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