Events & Courses

No Dig growing - Masterclass

No-dig growing - Masterclass

Join us for this masterclass to discover the benefits of no-dig growing, find out how to get started and see first-hand how we use no-dig techniques in our organic demonstration garden at Ryton.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Saturday, 22 May 2021 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
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Plant botany - Skill Session

Plant botany - Skills Session

Join us for an overview of plant anatomy including a practical dissection of plant material and identification.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 9 June 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
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Climate change garden - Masterclass

The climate change garden - Masterclass

It’s no longer gardening as usual - our masterclass will demonstrate how by working more closely with the natural world, one can build greater resilience for people, plate and planet overall. 

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 24 June 2021 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
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Frugal Gardening - Raising your seedlings with care

Composting for successful organic growing - Masterclass

Join us for a garden tour showcasing our new green classroom including a masterclass on how to make the most of compost in your garden.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 8 July 2021 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
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The biodiverse garden - Masterclass

Join us for this hands-on session in our organic garden to discover how best to attract beneficial wildlife and what you can do to make your garden or growing space as wildlife-friendly as possible.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Saturday, 24 July 2021 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
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Composting - Skills Session

Join us to discover the art of the perfect compost mix including how to get started with composting, what to compost when it's ready to use, and how best to use it. 

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 28 July 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
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The kitchen garden - Masterclass

Growing your own food is more popular than ever, in this session we’ll explore how to create and maintain a productive fruit and veg plot built on organic principles.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 5 August 2021 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
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Pest control - Skills Session

Find out how to control pests and diseases organically with an overview of how we tackle this in our demonstration garden, what works best, what not to do and what to grow to help prevent pests and disease.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 12 August 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
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Small space and container growing - Masterclass

Join us for this special masterclass with our Head of Horticulture Chris Collins where he’ll be sharing his vast experience on how to grow successfully in small spaces, show you which plants are best for container growing, and inspire you to get growing organically no matter what space.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Saturday, 21 August 2021 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
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Organic vegetable growing - Skills Session

Find out which vegetables grow best in containers, how to sow them or in the case of potatoes start them off. Understand the principles of planning a crop rotation, tips for preventing pests & diseases and how to maximise harvests. 

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 2 September 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
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Heritage Seed Library tour of our growing & preservation facilities

Heritage Seed Library tour of our growing & preservation facilities - Masterclass

Join our Heritage Seed Library team on an exclusive behind the scenes tour of our seed saving facilities and growing areas as they share their expert advice and techniques around growing and preserving seed effectively.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Saturday, 18 September 2021 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
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Heritage Seed Library tour of our growing & preservation facilities

Heritage Seed Library tour of our growing & preservation facilities - Masterclass

Join our Heritage Seed Library team on an exclusive behind the scenes tour of our seed saving facilities and growing areas as they share their expert advice and techniques around growing and preserving seed effectively.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Saturday, 9 October 2021 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
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Plant care & maintenance - Skills Session

Learn how to continue to look after your vegetables, including pest and disease maintenance, harvesting, and successional sowing. 

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 13 October 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
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Biodiversity - Skills Session

Discover the benefits of encouraging more biodiversity into your growing space, find out which plants are most effective at attracting wildlife, the benefits of pond creation, and how to make your own bug hotel.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 10 November 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
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Climate change garden - Masterclass

Glasshouse & polytunnel growing- Masterclass

With increasing weather extremes polytunnel growing really is a powerful ally in the battle against climate change. As well as delightfully extending the growing season, Kim will explain how to use a polytunnel or greenhouse all year round to produce growing whatever the weather.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Saturday, 13 November 2021 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
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