Events & Courses

Avon Organic Group AGM, followed by Soil Assocation talk and seed swap

Avon Organic Group's AGM will be followed by a talk on Soil Association Certification, given by Tom Hartley, Senior Certification Officer at the Soil Association.

at: 
The Station, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG, in the Dance Studio.
on: 
Thursday, 23 February 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

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SE Essex Seed Potato Day

Approximately 40 varieties of seed potato (some organic) sold individually at 15p per tuber! • Onion sets: Stuttgart Giant and Red Baron! • Garlic: Vigour White and Germidour Pink! • Organic fertiliser!

Please check website for updates - http://seeog.org.uk/

SE Essex Seed Potato Day is organised and run entirely by volunteers from both SE Essex Organic Gardeners and local charity, Trust Links http://www.trustlinks.org/ Please use the entrance in Prittlewell Chase. Free admission - refreshments available

at: 
Growing Together Westcliff, 47 Fairfax Drive (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase), Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9AG
on: 
Saturday, 25 February 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

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Cumbria Organic Gardeners and Farmers Potato Day

Please contact Cumbria Organic Gardeners and Farmers for more information.

at: 
Caldbeck Parish Hall
on: 
Sunday, 26 February 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

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Growing Unusual Brassicas

Growing brassicas means so much more than just cabbage and sprouts. In this popular course we will explore the techniques to grow more unusual brassicas such as Vietnamese mustard, Haloon and Tatsoi - all suitable to grow in UK conditions with the right know-how.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 2 March 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Permaculture

Join the North London Organic Gardeners for a talk on Permaculture, given by Susannah Hall, a gardener and designer.

For more information contact suecampbell4@btinternet.com 020 8363 3643 or sue_davies@fastmail.fm 020 8886 5125

at: 
The small hall of Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, Compton Road N21 3PA
on: 
Thursday, 2 March 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

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Life From Soil

We are inviting people from across Europe to come and join us at Ryton Organic Gardens for a day of learning, discussion and practical activity with organisations and individuals who have an interest or experience in using the land to positively benefit individuals or communities.

As part of our involvement in the Life From Soil project we will be hosting an event to share some of the findings from the project to date. The event will give attendees the opportunity to:

at: 
Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
on: 
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 -
10:00am to 3:30pm

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Attract Wildlife to your Garden

Our gardens are important havens for wildlife, combined with their surroundings it creates a valuable network of 'wildlife corridors' across all areas. This course looks at working towards having a garden that is not only beautiful, but is a home to as many different wildlife creatures as possible, with the added benefit that these creatures will contribute to the health of the garden.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 16 March 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Introduction to Slow Food Anglia

Dermott Sales, Leader of Slow Food Anglia, will join us to talk about the Slow Food movement.

at: 
Cheryl Centre, Growing Together Westcliffe
on: 
Monday, 20 March 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

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organic gardening, horticultural therapy

Thyme To Be growing session for family carers - March

Garden Organic is offering family carers in Coventry and Warwickshire an opportunity to meet like-minded people, garden and learn new skills together in the relaxing surroundings of Ryton Organic Gardens.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

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organic vegetable growing

Introduction to Organic Veg Growing

This introductory course will look at what you need to do and buy to get started with growing your own fruit and veg. We will be focusing on how to start your organic garden and will be using the gardens to demonstrate how to do this.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 13 April 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Pest & Disease Management in Organic Food Crops

“How do I deal with pests and diseases without chemicals?” is a common question posed to organic gardeners. Within this course we will introduce you to the range of effective techniques available and when and how to use them. We will ensure that you learn to recognise some of the most important pests and diseases in vegetable and fruit crops and the best ways of preventing and controlling them.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 20 April 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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North London Organic Gardeners' AGM

Join the North London Organic Gardeners for their Annual General Meeting. This will also incorporate seed planting for the group's Big Plant Sale in May.

For more information contact suecampbell4@btinternet.com 020 8363 3643 or sue_davies@fastmail.fm 020 8886 5125

at: 
The small hall of Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, Compton Road N21 3PA
on: 
Thursday, 20 April 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

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Grow It Yourself Organic: 2017

Join Letchworth Grow It Yourself Organic Gardeners group for their annual event. Activities include a talk on companion planting by organic expert Karen Kenny (2.30pm) along with plant stalls and refreshments.

After the success of last year, this is set to be another fantastic event for Letchworth Transition Town.

For the latest on the event search Facebook for letchworth 'Grow It Yourself' Organic Gardeners.

at: 
Free Church Hall (bottom of Leys Ave) Letchworth
on: 
Saturday, 22 April 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm

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thyme to be; carer; horticultural therapy; family carer

Thyme To Be growing session for family carers - April

Garden Organic is offering family carers in Coventry and Warwickshire an opportunity to meet like-minded people, garden and learn new skills together in the relaxing surroundings of Ryton Organic Gardens.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

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composting

Composting - The Cornerstone of Organic Gardening

Composting makes the world go round. It recycles the nutrients that make plants (and animals) grow, feeds the bugs that keep the soil healthy and is a sustainable, low-cost way of dealing with ‘rubbish that rots’. This course is full introduction to the world of composting - ideal to get you started ready to compost successfully for life!

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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