Potting vegetable seeds

Training, teaching and talks

We’re passionate about sharing our knowledge and expertise, through training that suits you and your group.

We deliver bespoke training for professional gardeners and public spaces, public sector organisations, schools, prisons, social care providers and community groups.

As well as an annual programme of courses, our network of experienced horticulturalists, seed savers, composters, soil scientists and sector-specific experts are available to provide sessions that are adapted to your requirements. Sessions can be delivered face-to-face at our headquarters at Ryton and at venues throughout the UK, and can be tailored to suit any budget.

We have also developed an online suite of training resources, which allow us to share our knowledge and research to a wider audience. In this way, we can address geographical barriers to participation, and move towards a more environmentally sustainable business model by reducing non-essential travel and maximising engagement.

Find out more about the types of workshops and events we produce.

I have learnt more about composting in this short while than I ever could have elsewhere. What’s more you’ve given me the confidence to go ahead and start composting myself... Thank you.

— North Somerset composting course participant
Emma adding to compost heap

North Somerset training

Find out more about our training with North Somerset Local Authority.