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Introduction to organic growing
19 April

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

Suitable for those starting to grow veg, fruit or garden plants in a garden, allotment, or on a patio or balcony. Provides an overview of organic practices and how these differ from non-organic. Cove...
Creating fertile soil – the organic way
26 April

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

A fertile and healthy soil is the priority for organic growers. This course covers the basic techniques for achieving this and compares organic with non-organic methods. Also provides the basic knowl...
Bread Matters daily bread
26 April

Macbiehill Farmhouse, Lamancha, near Edinburgh

This course is for beginners people who have baked a bit (perhaps in a breadmaker) but don’t feel very confident about the process cake bakers who would like to get into bread those who’d like to mak...
Herbs & wildlife
26 April

Wortley Hall Walled Garden, Wortley, South Yorkshire, S35 7DB

Tips for growing useful herbs (for the kitchen, for medicine, for liquid feeds), attracting (the right kind of) wildlife, and companion planting. Also introduces the topic of organic approaches to pe...
Beekeeping weekend
26 April

Troed y Rhiw Organics, Troed y Rhiw Farm, Llwyndafydd, Llandysul, SA44 6BY

The Beekeeping Weekend offers and introduction to the principles of beekeeping over the course of a weekend. The course focuses on beekeeping the natural way and will cover: the colony and how it wor...
Breadmaking
30 April

Waltham Place Farm, Church Hill, White Waltham, Berks, SL6 3JH

Join Waltham Place Chef, Adrian, as he explains the science of bread making. During the day Adrian will teach you how to make a variety of breads including ciabatta, sour dough, rye, wholewheat and s...
Weed and pest control within the organic regime
03 May

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

With a changing climate, this can be a challenging task. This course includes theory and demonstrations of a range of techniques used by organic growers. A basic knowledge of organic methods will enh...
Fruit
03 May

Wortley Hall Walled Garden, Wortley, South Yorkshire S35 7DB

Exploring the range of fruit crops and their suitability to your garden. Planting, cultivation and pruning methods. Pest and disease prevention, harvesting and storage methods. Cost: £15. Discount of...
Bread Matters intermediate
03 May

Macbiehill Farmhouse, Lamancha, West Linton, Peeblesshire EH46 7AZ

This course is for: people with some experience of breadmaking those who can make basic loaves okay and would like to be a bit more adventurous, especially with sourdoughs and handling wet doughs peo...
Home grown food despite bizarre weather
10 May

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

This course is suitable only for those with some experience of growing, in a garden, allotment, patio or balcony. It is not suitable for beginners. In many parts of the country it has become impossib...
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