Our Courses

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, 4 July 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Cutting edge veg

Cutting edge veg

This one day course will show you how to grow many of the vegetables, herbs and spices associated with a more exotic range of cuisines and introduce you to vegetables that you may not have tried before.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 26 July 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Growing winter veg

Growing winter veg

Now is the time to plan ahead and consider your winter growing space. With a little forward planning, you can produce food all year round! We also show you that there is more to winter growing than swedes and leeks.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 8 August 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Intro seed saving

Introduction to seed saving

Join us for this half-day course and learn everything you need to know to get started with seed saving from Garden Organic’s Heritage Seed Library experts. You’ll gain a detailed understanding of the benefits of saving seed and how to select plants for particular characteristics, as well as step by step instructions on saving seeds.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 6 September 2018 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Next steps in seed saving

Next steps in seed saving

This half-day course is the perfect follow on from our ‘Introduction to Seed Saving’ course, or is ideal for those with some experience of saving seed from vegetables, who are looking to further their skills.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 11 October 2018 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Make your own natural Christmas decorations

Make your own natural Christmas decorations

Get into the festive spirit and have fun using materials from our gardens to make natural decorations. You will be shown how to weave your own willow wreath that you can then decorate with items from the gardens, and learn how to identify suitable materials in your own garden and elsewhere for use in decorations.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Friday, 7 December 2018 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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