Date(s) - 25 Feb 2018
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Always wanted to grow your own fruit and vegetables but don’t know where to start? This ten part course will equip you with the skills to develop your own delicious edible garden, whilst encouraging the wildlife around you.
Sessions are held once monthly to provide you help and advice on the essential jobs that need doing in your garden each month. Through a mixture of theory and practical demonstrations, this course will give you the confidence to have a go to grow your own in your own garden.
- Learn what jobs need doing both indoors and outdoors
- Learn how to identify and control common pests and diseases
- Discover what crops to sow, plant out and harvest
- Pick up handy hints and tips from our horticultural expert
- Discover the best crops and varieties of fruit and vegetables for different soils and situations
- Great chance to ask questions and share your growing experiences
When: 4th Sunday of the month, starting February 2018 for 10 months.
Full list of dates: Sunday 25th February, 25th March, 22nd April, 27th May, 24th June, 29th July, 26th August, 23rd September, 28th October and 25th November 2018.
Session time will be divided between the classroom, the greenhouse, potting shed and the vegetable garden, depending on the tasks required and weather. Please come suitably dressed to spend time working outdoors whatever the weather.
Tutor: Led by experienced grower, Malcolm Berry. Malcolm Berry has been in professional horticulture for 17 years, working mostly with fruit and vegetables, including seven years in the double-walled garden at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. He has delivered courses for the Royal Horticultural Society and ‘Growing the Future/Tyfu Pobl’, amongst others, and has been teaching courses at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre for five years. He has a particular interest in polyculture and the encouragement of biodiversity, and had an article published on the subject in the Winter 2016 RSPB magazine.
The sessions are hands-on, informal and course notes will be supplied. Throughout the year Malcolm will share the secrets you need for successful growing.
Fee: These sessions are only £15 per session, or £125 payable up front for all 10 sessions.
Suitable for complete beginners and those wanting to gain confidence in their growing skills.
You may also be interested in other courses and events taking place at Denmark Farm including: Fruit Tree Pruning in Winter, Willow weaving ~ Make an obelisk, Nature Bathing with the seasons and Identifying Butterflies, Day-flying Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies. See our full events list.