The climate change garden - Masterclass
It’s no longer gardening as usual - Our masterclass will demonstrate how by working more closely with the natural world, one can build greater resilience for people, plate and planet overall.
With a nod to the pre-Victorian peasant gardens of yore, Kim will explain how to grow fruit and vegetables productively in the face of increasing weather extremes. Our masterclass will include working with perennials, creating biodiversity and why we should, soil protection, watering during the summer, seed saving, no-dig and much more besides.
- The trouble with many modern gardening methods
- Working with nature for natural pest control
- Lots of low maintenance, resilient gardening tricks and layout ideas
- How to become a climate change savvy gardener starting now
Skill level: Beginners, intermediate & advanced
What you need to bring: Suitable outdoor clothing & footwear
Course leader: Kim Stoddart
A popular gardening journalist, editor, trainer and vibrant, accessible speaker, Kim has been writing for publications such as The Guardian and running resilient growing courses since 2013. Kim has gardening columns in magazines, including Grow Your Own and Country Smallholding magazines and edits The Organic Way for Garden Organic. Kim is also the author of The Climate Change Garden book. Kim is keen to show how wildlife-friendly, organic grow your own can help build resilience against the greater extremes of weather caused by climate change.
Our garden tour will demonstrate how to establish and maintain an organic garden and reveal the organic principles we use such as companion planting, crop rotation, soil management, composting, pest and disease management and seasonal activities. There will be plenty of time with the garden team to ask your organic growing questions and time to explore the garden for yourself.