Date(s) - 1 Sep 2019
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: One Sunday per month, starting February 2019 for 10 months.
Full list of dates: Sunday 24th February, 24th March, 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, (JULY DATE RESCHEDULED to SAT 27th July), 1st and 29th September, 27th October and 24th November 2019.
Update: Two places still available from April onwards.
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 18 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 £20 per session, or £160 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: Willow Basket Weaving ~ Beginners, Needle-felting ~ Garden Bird and Pyrography ~ Burn a Butterfly. See our full events list.