Events & Courses

Avon Organic Group meeting

Avon Organic Group - Ideas from permaculture with Mike Feingold

Join Avon Organic Group for their meeting with Mike Feingold, Bristol's Permaculture Guru.

at: 
The Station, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG
on: 
Thursday, 25 January 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

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North London Organic Gardeners - February meeting

Join the North London Organic Gardeners for their February meeting and talk with speaker Ian Tinton on Wool compost and remin volcanic dust.

Wool compost is a peat free, natural, renewable and sustainable compost option, and the remin volcanic rock dust a soil and compost regenerator which is Soil Association approved and very popular with organic gardeners.

Ian works with these products four days a week as a gardener, and distributes them on the other three! He hopes to give practical insight into using both products.

at: 
Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, London
on: 
Thursday, 1 February 2018 -
8:00am to 10:00pm

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Heart of England Organic Group - Seed swap & potato day

Join the Heart of England Organic Group for their Seed Swap and Potato Day in February.

at: 
Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club, Wilton Court, Abbey End car park, Kenilworth, CV8 1QJ
on: 
Saturday, 3 February 2018 - 10:00am

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Health starts with soil

Health starts with soil

How to enliven your soils, vitalise your compost and your health.
This half day workshop focusses on the important role that soil occupies from a biodynamic perspective, which views the soil as a living breathing dynamic organism.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 7 February 2018 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Shropshire Organic Gardeners Potato Fest

Shropshire Organic Gardeners are holding their 14th Potato Fest on 10th February.

at: 
Montford Parish Hall, nr Shrewsbury
on: 
Saturday, 10 February 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

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West Yorkshire Organic Group - Annual Potato Day & Seed Swap

Join West Yorkshire Organic Group on Saturday 10th February for their annual Potato Day and Seed Swap.
 
There will be:
  • 38 varieties of potato available at 15p per tuber 
  • A Seed Swap organised by Veg on the Edge
  • The Wholegrain Cafe selling tasty veggie/vegan light meals, snacks and refreshments made, and sometimes grown, by group members
  • Talks by Plate2Plate composts and Riverford Organic Farmers
  • A selection of stalls selling, for example, composts, fruit trees and bushes, fruit and veg boxes, preserves, olive oil
at: 
Exhibition Building, Shipley College, Exhibition Road, Saltaire, Bradford, BD18 3JW
on: 
Saturday, 10 February 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

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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, 21 February 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

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How to plan your growing space

How to plan your growing space

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.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

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South East Essex Organic Gardeners - Seed Share 2018

In partnership with Trust Links and Southend in Transition, South East Essex Organic Gardeners' will be holding a seed share event on 24th February, from 10am - 2pm.

Take your seeds along to swap or donate to our seed bank and help preserve diversity. Be surprised by old and new varieties! You can even take some freebies home with you.

Admission is free, plus they'll be refreshments and much more.

If you have any questions or require further information, please call Kamil on the number below.

at: 
SE Essex Organic Gardeners' - Growing Together Westcliff
on: 
Saturday, 24 February 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

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South East Essex Organic Gardeners' - Seed Potato Day

South East Essex Organic Gardeners will be holding their Seed Potato Day on Saturday 24th February.

at: 
South East Essex Organic Gardeners' - Growing Together Westcliff
on: 
Saturday, 24 February 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

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North London Organic Gardeners - March meeting

Join the North London Organic Gardeners for their March meeting and talk with speaker Alison Green, garden designer, who will talk about the beautiful garden she has created in North Enfield.

An article in the Guardian is entitled Turning Theobalds farm from a scrappy outdoor space into a vibrant garden.

Alison's enthusiasm for her creation is infectious. Don't miss this illustrated talk and get ideas for your own gardens this coming year!

at: 
Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, London
on: 
Thursday, 1 March 2018 -
8:00am to 10:00pm

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Attracting wildlife and biodiversity

Attracting wildlife & building biodiversity

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.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 15 March 2018 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm

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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
on: 
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Getting ready for the new season

Getting ready for the new season

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.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Composting - the cornerstone of organic growing

Composting - the cornerstone of organic gardening

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.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 19 April 2018 -
9:30am to 12:30pm

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