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The Edible Garden – Seed Sowing

You can eat organic produce from your garden year round if  you know the right things to do – and when.  Every month in these Sunday morning workshops, you can learn from Cat our community gardener all about how to make your Garden Edible – 12 months of the year and using organic gardening methods.

This month, we will be looking at what growing conditions seeds need to get  them off to a good start, and sowing seeds in modules and pots.  Plus how to protect young seedlings from pests and diseases.

Dress up nice and warm and in clothes you don’t mind getting mucky and suitable boots or shoes. If you have gardening gloves, please bring these with you. If not, don’t worry, we can lend you gloves.

The workshop is free but please do book below so we know how many people are coming.

The workshop runs from 11am to 1pm but you are more than welcome to stay on after and chat and help out with garden tasks.  For lunch, we have a small kitchen with a hob and a microwave so feel free to bring anything along you’d like to heat up and eat.

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The Edible Garden – Getting your watering right

You can eat organic produce from your garden year round if  you know the right things to do – and when.  Every month in these Sunday morning workshops, you can learn from Cat our community gardener all about how to make your Garden Edible – 12 months of the year and using organic gardening methods.

This month we will be looking at how to get the right amount of water to your plants at the right time and using watering and irrigation systems around the garden.

This workshop will give you hands on experience of installing a leaky hose irrigation system, the system we use in our gardens here.

Dress up nice and warm and in clothes you don’t mind getting mucky and suitable boots or shoes. If you have gardening gloves, please bring these with you. If not, don’t worry, we can lend you gloves.

The workshop runs from 11am to 1pm but you are more than welcome to stay on after and chat and help out with garden tasks.  For lunch, we have a small kitchen with a hob and a microwave so feel free to bring anything along you’d like to heat up and eat.

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Help Renovate the Lower Greenhouses!

This week all volunteers are welcome at our Renovate! the lower Greenhouse session on Sunday 27th Jan 10 am to 3 pm. Between now and April we are going to be conserving the inside of the Greenhouse ready for the removal of the glass. This month we are going to be removing the tops of the cold frames, […]

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The Edible Garden Year – Winter Pruning

You can eat organic produce from your garden year round if  you know the right things to do – and when.  Every month in these Sunday morning workshops, you can learn from Cat our community gardener all about how to make your Garden Edible – 12 months of the year and using organic gardening methods.

This month we will be looking at how to prune apple and pear trees.

People are often nervous about knowing where and how to cut, how much to cut out, and sussing out the difference between a fruit bud and a wood bud.  But you will come away from this workshop, knowing all this and more!

Dress up warm as this can be a quite a still workshop as we look and learn about our trees.
If you have a pruning saw or secateurs, please bring along to enable the maximum possible participation.

The workshop is free but so we know you are coming please book online.

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New Year Tidying, Renovating and Pruning

This week in the garden, we will start work on renovating our gate borders, moving some plants to other parts of the site, leaving some and composting others.  Whilst plants are dormant, the weather relatively mild and the soil soft but not waterlogged, this is a fine time to be doing this work. We need […]

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