New partnership announced by Garden Organic and the Centre for Alternative Technology

Courses Ryton Organic Gardens and CAT

Two of the UK's leading organisations pioneering organic methods of gardening are joining forces to offer a range of interesting courses to the general public. Garden Organic and the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) will be exchanging courses throughout 2015, covering a range of topics such as composting, organic gardening, building a garden bench, making a compost toilet and a beginners guide to renewable energy.

Garden Organic's central UK location at Ryton Organic Gardens will allow a greatly increased number of people to participate in innovative and acclaimed day courses taught by CAT tutors across a range of topics. Garden Organic's experience and knowledge of organic growing principles and practice will be demonstrated at CAT's wonderful site in Mid Wales. Course leaders from Garden Organic will be running a series of residential courses in composting and organic garden techniques at CAT.

Garden Organic's CEO, James Campbell, says: "I've long been a supporter of CAT and a regular visitor to their inspirational site in Wales. I am delighted that our organisations are collaborating closely, and welcome a new and wider audience for the exciting and stimulating range of CAT courses at Ryton over the next few months.

Adrian Ramsay CEO of CAT says: “The shared values of both organisations in promoting, researching, and showcasing sustainable methods of food production means that there is a great deal that our organisations have in common, and a shared synergy that we can build on.”

The Centre for Alternative Technology is an environmental education charity that aims to inform, inspire and enable practical solutions for sustainable living. Members and supporters of both organisations will be encouraged by this innovative collaboration to share the benefits more widely.

Course dates are as follows:
13th June - Make your own garden bench at Ryton Organic Gardens
25th July - Make your own compost loo at Ryton Organic Gardens
16th Sept - Beginners guide to renewable energy at Ryton Organic Gardens
9th July - Introduction to Composting at The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)
9th July - From Plot to Pot at The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)
3rd September - From Pot to Plot at The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) 4th September - Composting with Garden Organic at The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)
4th September - Composting - The Alternative Methods - Ryton Organic Gardens

Find out more details about how to book here for Ryton Organic Gardens and here for CAT.

Monday, 27 April 2015