Volunteer training: Grow Your Own Project

Come and learn how to grow your own food and garden with wildlife in mind at Denmark Farm.

This is a free project, to be run during 2019, made possible by the generous support of Co-op members as part of the Co-op Local Community Fund.

Volunteers will receive hands-on practical training with tutor Malcolm Berry, learning how to grow your own edible crops, plus care for a wildlife friendly garden.

The volunteer programme compliments and supports our monthly paid course ‘A Year to Grow Your Own‘. Our little friendly team of dedicated volunteers will ensure that the garden is maintained, productive and attractive to wildlife at all times.


2019 sessions will take place from 10am to 2.30pm on the following dates:

  • Sunday 3rd February 
  • Sunday 10th March
  • Sunday 7th April
  • Sunday 12th May
  • Sunday 2nd June
  • Sunday 14th July
  • Sunday 4th August
  • Saturday 14th September 
  • Sunday 6th October
  • Sunday 10th November

The programme is suitable for anyone from complete beginners, to those who already have some previous growing experience / knowledge.

ornamental gardening  Grow Your Own Veg

The tutor:

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 several years. 
He has a particular interest in polyculture and the encouragement of biodiversity, and recently had an article published on the subject in the Winter 2016 RSPB magazine.

What’s provided: 

  • All tools, gloves and equipment
  • Tuition and guidance
  • Tea/ coffee and biscuits
  • Fresh air and exercise
  • New friends 

What to Bring: 
Waterproofs and wellies or boots (we have spares if needed) and a packed lunch.

The Cost
FREE!* but we do ask that you attend as many sessions as possible. If at anytime you are unable to continue with the programme, then please let us know so we can give your place to someone else.

How to book

Drop us an email to volunteer@denmarkfarm.org.uk, or call 01570 493358.

Need more info?
Email: volunteer@denmarkfarm.org.uk
Phone: 01570 493358

Ornamental gardening

You may also be interested in our regular programme of conservation volunteering or our extensive course programme with topics covering natural crafts, ecology, conservation and sustainable living running throughout the year. 

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