Volunteer training: Grow Your Own Project

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

In this new programme for 2018, 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.


The 2018 sessions will take place from 10am to 2.30pm on the following dates:

  • Sunday 4th February 
  • Sunday 4th March
  • Sunday 8th April
  • Sunday 6th May
  • Sunday 10th June
  • Sunday 1st July
  • Sunday 5th August
  • Sunday 9th September
  • Sunday 7th October
  • Sunday 4th 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 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 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 and gloves 
Tea/ coffee and biscuits

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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