Beginners courses in growing your own?

Hi, Does anyone know of evening or short intensive courses that show you the basic’s in growing your own veg, fruit and herbs etc?


  1. Hi @miraclefish

    You just missed a Vertical Veg course unfortunately would have been right up your street I suspect. Mark from VV is moving out of London soon but we’re going to get him back down in the not too distant future (possibly a day or weekend course). I’ll have a think about other options.”

  2. Hi @jamieb,
    Thanks for the post. If you come up wtih any ideas keep me posted!

  3. I did come across this,
    it is part of this organisation I think what i’m looking for but others might find it useful.

  4. Capital Growth fund them but Growing Communities is a local social enterprise of its own running an organic veg scheme and the Stokey Farmer’s Market and generally doing interesting food related things in Hackney.

    As it happens I was just contacted today by someone called Sarah Bentley about an \up and coming Organic Gardening Workshop I am holding on Aug 6th 11am-4pm in E8. It’s £25 for the day including a home cooked organic lunch.”

    Drop Sarah a line at sarahgrows at gmail dot com for more info.”

  5. Bargin! I’m on it. Thanks

  6. There are still spaces on this course. More information can be found on the Transition Town Stoke Newington website.”

  7. I’m running an Introduction To Organic Food Growing workshop in Hackney on Sat Sept 3rd. 11am-4pm. The workshop will cover soil health, no dig, raised beds, making natural plant feeds, organic pest control, companion planting, composting, seedling rearing, heirloom seeds and container growing. It’s £25 and includes a lunch. Email me to book a place:

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