Anita Schrader McMillan has been a friend of HEOG for a decade although she spends much of her time in the region. Anita will talk about the work of father and son team Hugo and Otto Alvorado who have run a conservation project over many years to save threatened species in the Guatemalan rainforests.
Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club, Wilton Court, Abbey End car park, Kenilworth, CV8 1QJ
Get to know about these and other common plants likely growing in your neighbourhood.
This talk is given by Sue Redfern. Sue is a medical herbalist working in Bristol for 30 years who uses mainly local and common therapeutic "weeds". She will talk about the growing, wildcrafting and harvesting of herbs and her practice and the importance of plant medicine, particularly today in a time of denatured nutrition.
The Station, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG, in the Dance Studio (Map and travel information on the group's website)
This is the perfect follow on from the first course, ‘Introduction to Seed Saving’, or is ideal for those with some experience of saving seed from vegetables looking to improve their skills. The day will focus on gathering seed from biennial crops and annuals which easily cross-pollinate. You’ll also enjoy a tour of the Heritage Seed Library growing area and will have the opportunity to ask our experts any questions.
Biodynamic gardening offers a unique holistic approach to organic gardening, and brings a new dimension and understanding of how to work with Nature in your garden. This course offers an overview of the biodynamic approach to gardening, its philosophy and its main practical methods.
Biodynamic gardening seeks to work with all the forces of Nature. This course explores in detail how Biodynamic gardening achieves this in practice. The course covers everything from the planting calendar, and how to use it, to the role of Biodynamic preparations.
This introductory course focuses on how to start planning your organic garden, with practical tips on crop rotation, ground preparation and more. 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.
Come and learn about how to weave a willow wreath using materials from the garden to make natural decorations. You will be shown how to weave your own willow wreath that you can then decorate with natural materials from the gardens. We will also look at making table decorations, wall hangings and other ideas for natural decorations.