Planning your organic garden

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 16 November 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

This course is now fully booked - please see our new course listing for 2018

This introductory course focuses on how to start planning your organic garden, with practical tips on crop rotation, ground preparation and more. Winter is the perfect time to plan ahead and prepare your space for next year’s growing adventure. Take advantage of the opportunity to make the most of either a new or existing garden, with guidance for growing both edibles and ornamentals organically.

This course will cover:

  • How to prioritise space and time

  • How to devise effective crop rotations for healthier plants

  • Companion planting and plants that benefit insects

  • Soil care, including composting, green manures and no-dig principles

  • How to select crops that provide food / interest through winter

  • Necessary infrastructure: compost bins, greenhouse etc.

  • Welcoming habitats for garden wildlife.

This course is taught by Judith Conroy, a long time organic gardener. Judith is passionate about cultivating in harmony with nature and is enthusiastic about any crafts and skills that help gardeners be more self-sufficient. You will also be able to take home a variety of fact sheets to help you start your own planning.

This course is suitable for beginners.

Cost [member]: 
£ 51.00
Cost [non member]: 
£ 60.00
Contact Phone: 
024 7630 3517