Events & Courses

Practical pruning

Practical pruning

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.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 11 January 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Gardening with Wool Compost

South East Essex Organic Gardeners' would love you to join them at their next meeting at Growing Together Westcliff - 'Gardening with Wool Compost'

at: 
South East Essex Organic Gardeners' - Growing Together Westcliff
on: 
Monday, 15 January 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

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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 all 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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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 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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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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Wonderful wormeries

Wonderful wormeries

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!

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 19 April 2018 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

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Gardening for wildlife

Gardening for wildlife, weeds as friends, and natural pest & diseases

This half day workshop focuses on how to create a haven for garden wildlife using biodynamic methods, and how to take a different approach to weeds, and pest & disease control.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Organic Ornamentals

Organic ornamentals

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.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 14 June 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Pest and disease management

Pest and disease management

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.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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