Tomatoes growing in the green house

Organic Food Growing for Beginners - Weds 6th March

Wednesday 6 March 2024
10:00am - 3:00pm
Vegetables and herbs Gardening and growing
Book your place before Wednesday, 23rd February to take advantage of our early bird offers!
This face-to-face workshop at our organic demonstration garden in Ryton, near Coventry, is perfect for anybody who is new to organic food growing. Our expert tutor Anton Rosenfeld will guide you through tried-and-tested methods to help you grow your own healthy, nutritious food with no food miles, packaging, pesticides or peat.

What you will learn

  • How to plan what to grow and when.
  • Best practice for growing young plants in peat-free compost.
  • Organic techniques to get your soil ready for planting.

Session overview:

Growing your own organic food is proving more popular than ever, but if you’ve never grown anything before, or have had limited success, it can seem overwhelming. Using hands-on, practical demonstrations, Anton will help you grow healthy food using natural methods that our expert horticulturalists use to great effect year-on-year. He’ll look at soil care, no-dig, green manures and peat-free growing, and discuss some of the common growing challenges and how to manage them sustainably.

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Session leader: Dr Anton Rosenfeld

Research manager Anton has been with Garden Organic for more than 20 years. His work has included projects with commercial field-scale growers to small-scale community gardens and allotments. He has worked as a grower, run many training courses, and regularly writes for gardening magazines, including our own Organic Way members’ magazine. He has a passion for soils, composting and growing veg from a wide range of cultures.

Anton Rosenfeld

I loved the mix of activities and it was great to get outside in the garden.

— Workshop Attendee

Workshop prices

Member & Non Member
Member Early bird - £55 Member Standard - £60
Non Member Early bird - £60 Non Member Standard - £70

Our face-to-face workshops

Our hands-on workshops are based at our organic demonstration garden in Ryton, near Coventry, and offer in-depth techniques and advice. There is a relaxed and informal approach with plenty of opportunity for discussion and a blend of practical outdoor and classroom-based activities. Refreshments and light lunch are included. Supplementary resources are supplied at or following the session. Please bring waterproof shoes and suitable outdoor clothing, secateurs (we can provide if not) and notebook and pencil.

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