Planning your growing plot - evening online webinar
Planning what to grow, when to grow it, and how to arrange it often seems the most bewildering choice both for new growers and even those with more experience. Successful organic growing, in particular, is all about good planning.
By attending our webinar, you will learn how to plan your plot organically, focusing on crop rotation, preventing pests and diseases, maximising harvests and planning for the year ahead. We will guide you through the steps, giving you a fundamental understanding of the planning process to provide you with the confidence to make your own personal plan.
- How to assess and plan your growing space
- How to design a rotation
- Choosing a range of crops that suits you
- Designing a cropping calendar, so you know what to do when
- Making an action plan
As part of the webinar, we will do a simple soil assessment. If you would like to join in, then please bring the following:
- Small soil sample (about 3 or 4 dessert spoons) taken from the area in your garden where you plan to grow food
- Old jam jar 2/3 full of water with a lid
- Old teaspoon for mixing.
Skill level: Beginner
Course leader: Anton Rosenfeld.
Anton has been with Garden Organic for 16 years. His work has ranged from projects with commercial field-scale growers to small-scale community gardens and allotments. He has worked as a grower, runs many training courses and regularly writes for Grow Your Own and Kitchen Garden magazine. He has a passion for soils, composting and growing veg from a wide range of cultures and horizons.
Our webinar will have an informal, relaxed learning environment with plenty of opportunity for interaction. We will also provide a full set of notes and handouts.