Learn about pruning a variety of small trees and shrubs, to keep them shapely and healthy. Pruning can sometimes seem overly complicated, so the aim of the day is to discuss the main principles and boost confidence levels.
How to enliven your soils, vitalise your compost and your health. This half day workshop focusses on the all important role that soil occupies from a biodynamic perspective, which views the soil as a living breathing dynamic organism.
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.
This half-day course is a perfect follow on from the ‘Introduction to the principles of organic growing’. Using organic principles, it will focus on how to plan your organic growing space, choosing what to grow and when to grow it.
Attracting the right wildlife to your garden is vital to manage many pests and diseases organically. Join us for this practical afternoon of learning more about what you need to do to make your garden or growing space as wildlife-friendly as possible.
Practical biodynamic ornamnetal and kitchen gardening. This half day workshop will prepare you for the growing season ahead, and covers the philosophical and practical aspects of the biodynamic approach to sowing and growing successful plants and crops.
Composting is a key element of organic growing. This course will help you to fine-tune your composting, to gain an understanding of the processes, and discuss the different mixes and types of bin. We will also show you how to make the best use of your compost for growing healthy food.
This afternoon course will show you how to build a wormery, and the fundamental steps of how to look after it. We will outline how worms make compost, what to feed them and the best uses of vermicompost. We can guarantee that by the end of the day you will be hooked on worms!
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.
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.