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Agenda

  1. May
    3
    Sat

    1. Introduction to Forest Gardening May 3rd @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
      10:00 am – 4:30 pm

      IMG_3085This one day course will introduce participants to the key concepts and practices behind forest gardening, giving a good foundation of understanding to begin practicing this sustainable growing system.

      Forest Gardening is a way of growing food based on combining plants and trees together in natural woodland-like patterns.  These mutually beneficial relationships create a highly productive garden ecosystem. An established forest garden will give high yields of diverse produce such as fruit, nuts, vegetables, herbs, medicines, fuel, fungi and animal fodder.  It also needs less maintenance than a conventional vegetable garden due to it’s emphasis on perennial plantings and is rich in habitats for beneficial insects, birds and animals.

      IMG_5221Using mainly perennial plants has many benefits – for a start, they don’t need to be replanted at the beginning of each year! This means that the soil doesn’t have to be dug annually, allowing the cultivation of a rich, healthy, fertile soil, which in turn means healthy plants. Soil in a forest garden is always kept covered, either by a living ground cover of plants or by mulching any bare ground with organic matter. This keeps the soil fed with nutrients and protects it from erosion, as well as helping to conserve water in the soil, minimising the need for watering.  Click here to find out more.

      This course is aimed at all levels, but some gardening experience would be beneficial.

      This course is being provided by Grow the Future.  Click here to book on their website.

      Please get in contact if you have any queries.

      Course tutor : Jess Clynewood and Rich Wright

      Growing the Future

       

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      10:00 am
      Introduction to Forest Gardening May 3rd @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
  2. May
    31
    Sat

    1. Grow Your Own in a Year – Part 3 @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
      10:00 am – 4:30 pm

      Staff At Work4 DSC0093 07-08-2013 MDanfordWe are very pleased to be able to offer this exciting gardening course providing you with the skills you need to start to grow your own edible garden of delicious fruit & veg throughout the year.

      In just 1 day a month you will learn what to do in your garden that month. Led by experienced growers, the sessions are hands-on and informal. Throughout the year we’ll share the secrets you need for successful growing. No previous gardening experience needed…

       

      Don’t worry if you’ve never grown anything before, as we are also offering 2 FREE mini sessions providing the background gardening knowledge you need to do the year course. During the mini sessions you will learn… Soil testing, Composting, What to sow & when to grow, Sowing seeds & potting on, Preventing pests & Combating diseases.

      The FREE Sessions will be on 8th and 15th March 2014 (10:00-16:30)

      Join us and grow your knowledge as you grow your edible garden!

      PurelyPracticalPeas&Beans1

      The 10 part course will run one day a month for 10 months starting: 22nd March 2014. (10:00 – 16:30)

      Then at 10:00-16:30 on the following dates: April 19th May 31st, June 21st, July 26th, August 30th, Sept 27th, Oct 25th, Nov 22nd & Dec 20th

      The course will cost £10 per day payable up front for the year (£100).

      You will need: Good boots, clothes for all weather, paper, pens.

      Instructor: Stephen Watts

      You can sign up for this course through the Growing the Future website.

      Growing the Future

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      10:00 am
      Grow Your Own in a Year – Part 3 @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
  3. Jun
    14
    Sat

    1. Introduction to the Honey Bees @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
      10:00 am – 4:30 pm

      bees swarmingThis course is aimed at everyone who is interested in learning more about the wonderful world of Honeybees. We will cover the basics of bee biology, introduce the theory of sustainable beekeeping, and experience observing bees in the apiary

      The course will combine classroom-based learning with an apiary visit on the site.

       

       

       

      By the end of this course you should be able to :

      • Understand the difference between honeybees and other insects
      • Understand the basic biology of the honeybee organism
      • Describe and interpret honeybee behaviour observed at the hive entrance
      • Understand the practice of beekeeping within an sustainability framework
      • Understand where to look for further information, resources, and accessing support networks

      Links for booking will be available soon.

       

      Growing the Future

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      10:00 am
      Introduction to the Honey Bees @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
  4. Jun
    21
    Sat

    1. Grow Your Own in a Year – Part 4 @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
      10:00 am – 4:30 pm

      Staff At Work4 DSC0093 07-08-2013 MDanfordWe are very pleased to be able to offer this exciting gardening course providing you with the skills you need to start to grow your own edible garden of delicious fruit & veg throughout the year.

      In just 1 day a month you will learn what to do in your garden that month. Led by experienced growers, the sessions are hands-on and informal. Throughout the year we’ll share the secrets you need for successful growing. No previous gardening experience needed…

       

      Don’t worry if you’ve never grown anything before, as we are also offering 2 FREE mini sessions providing the background gardening knowledge you need to do the year course. During the mini sessions you will learn… Soil testing, Composting, What to sow & when to grow, Sowing seeds & potting on, Preventing pests & Combating diseases.

      The FREE Sessions will be on 8th and 15th March 2014 (10:00-16:30)

      Join us and grow your knowledge as you grow your edible garden!

      PurelyPracticalPeas&Beans1

      The 10 part course will run one day a month for 10 months starting: 22nd March 2014. (10:00 – 16:30)

      Then at 10:00-16:30 on the following dates: April 19th May 31st, June 21st, July 26th, August 30th, Sept 27th, Oct 25th, Nov 22nd & Dec 20th

      The course will cost £10 per day payable up front for the year (£100).

      You will need: Good boots, clothes for all weather, paper, pens.

      Instructor: Stephen Watts

      You can sign up for this course through the Growing the Future website.

      Growing the Future

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      10:00 am
      Grow Your Own in a Year – Part 4 @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
  5. Jul
    26
    Sat

    1. Grow Your Own in a Year – Part 5 @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
      10:00 am – 4:30 pm

      Staff At Work4 DSC0093 07-08-2013 MDanfordWe are very pleased to be able to offer this exciting gardening course providing you with the skills you need to start to grow your own edible garden of delicious fruit & veg throughout the year.

      In just 1 day a month you will learn what to do in your garden that month. Led by experienced growers, the sessions are hands-on and informal. Throughout the year we’ll share the secrets you need for successful growing. No previous gardening experience needed…

       

      Don’t worry if you’ve never grown anything before, as we are also offering 2 FREE mini sessions providing the background gardening knowledge you need to do the year course. During the mini sessions you will learn… Soil testing, Composting, What to sow & when to grow, Sowing seeds & potting on, Preventing pests & Combating diseases.

      The FREE Sessions will be on 8th and 15th March 2014 (10:00-16:30)

      Join us and grow your knowledge as you grow your edible garden!

      PurelyPracticalPeas&Beans1

      The 10 part course will run one day a month for 10 months starting: 22nd March 2014. (10:00 – 16:30)

      Then at 10:00-16:30 on the following dates: April 19th May 31st, June 21st, July 26th, August 30th, Sept 27th, Oct 25th, Nov 22nd & Dec 20th

      The course will cost £10 per day payable up front for the year (£100).

      You will need: Good boots, clothes for all weather, paper, pens.

      Instructor: Stephen Watts

      You can sign up for this course through the Growing the Future website.

      Growing the Future

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      10:00 am
      Grow Your Own in a Year – Part 5 @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
  6. Aug
    30
    Sat

    1. Grow Your Own in a Year – Part 6 @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
      10:00 am – 4:30 pm

      Staff At Work4 DSC0093 07-08-2013 MDanfordWe are very pleased to be able to offer this exciting gardening course providing you with the skills you need to start to grow your own edible garden of delicious fruit & veg throughout the year.

      In just 1 day a month you will learn what to do in your garden that month. Led by experienced growers, the sessions are hands-on and informal. Throughout the year we’ll share the secrets you need for successful growing. No previous gardening experience needed…

       

      Don’t worry if you’ve never grown anything before, as we are also offering 2 FREE mini sessions providing the background gardening knowledge you need to do the year course. During the mini sessions you will learn… Soil testing, Composting, What to sow & when to grow, Sowing seeds & potting on, Preventing pests & Combating diseases.

      The FREE Sessions will be on 8th and 15th March 2014 (10:00-16:30)

      Join us and grow your knowledge as you grow your edible garden!

      PurelyPracticalPeas&Beans1

      The 10 part course will run one day a month for 10 months starting: 22nd March 2014. (10:00 – 16:30)

      Then at 10:00-16:30 on the following dates: April 19th May 31st, June 21st, July 26th, August 30th, Sept 27th, Oct 25th, Nov 22nd & Dec 20th

      The course will cost £10 per day payable up front for the year (£100).

      You will need: Good boots, clothes for all weather, paper, pens.

      Instructor: Stephen Watts

      You can sign up for this course through the Growing the Future website.

      Growing the Future

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      10:00 am
      Grow Your Own in a Year – Part 6 @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
  7. Sep
    27
    Sat

    1. Grow Your Own in a Year – Part 7 @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
      10:00 am – 4:30 pm

      Staff At Work4 DSC0093 07-08-2013 MDanfordWe are very pleased to be able to offer this exciting gardening course providing you with the skills you need to start to grow your own edible garden of delicious fruit & veg throughout the year.

      In just 1 day a month you will learn what to do in your garden that month. Led by experienced growers, the sessions are hands-on and informal. Throughout the year we’ll share the secrets you need for successful growing. No previous gardening experience needed…

       

      Don’t worry if you’ve never grown anything before, as we are also offering 2 FREE mini sessions providing the background gardening knowledge you need to do the year course. During the mini sessions you will learn… Soil testing, Composting, What to sow & when to grow, Sowing seeds & potting on, Preventing pests & Combating diseases.

      The FREE Sessions will be on 8th and 15th March 2014 (10:00-16:30)

      Join us and grow your knowledge as you grow your edible garden!

      PurelyPracticalPeas&Beans1

      The 10 part course will run one day a month for 10 months starting: 22nd March 2014. (10:00 – 16:30)

      Then at 10:00-16:30 on the following dates: April 19th May 31st, June 21st, July 26th, August 30th, Sept 27th, Oct 25th, Nov 22nd & Dec 20th

      The course will cost £10 per day payable up front for the year (£100).

      You will need: Good boots, clothes for all weather, paper, pens.

      Instructor: Stephen Watts

      You can sign up for this course through the Growing the Future website.

      Growing the Future

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      10:00 am
      Grow Your Own in a Year – Part 7 @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
  8. Oct
    25
    Sat

    1. Grow Your Own in a Year – Part 8 @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Staff At Work4 DSC0093 07-08-2013 MDanfordWe are very pleased to be able to offer this exciting gardening course providing you with the skills you need to start to grow your own edible garden of delicious fruit & veg throughout the year.

      In just 1 day a month you will learn what to do in your garden that month. Led by experienced growers, the sessions are hands-on and informal. Throughout the year we’ll share the secrets you need for successful growing. No previous gardening experience needed…

       

      Don’t worry if you’ve never grown anything before, as we are also offering 2 FREE mini sessions providing the background gardening knowledge you need to do the year course. During the mini sessions you will learn… Soil testing, Composting, What to sow & when to grow, Sowing seeds & potting on, Preventing pests & Combating diseases.

      The FREE Sessions will be on 8th and 15th March 2014 (10:00-16:30)

      Join us and grow your knowledge as you grow your edible garden!

      PurelyPracticalPeas&Beans1

      The 10 part course will run one day a month for 10 months starting: 22nd March 2014. (10:00 – 16:30)

      Then at 10:00-16:30 on the following dates: April 19th May 31st, June 21st, July 26th, August 30th, Sept 27th, Oct 25th, Nov 22nd & Dec 20th

      The course will cost £10 per day payable up front for the year (£100).

      You will need: Good boots, clothes for all weather, paper, pens.

      Instructor: Stephen Watts

      You can sign up for this course through the Growing the Future website.

      Growing the Future

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      10:00 am
      Grow Your Own in a Year – Part 8 @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
  9. Nov
    22
    Sat

    1. Grow Your Own in a Year – Part 9 @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Staff At Work4 DSC0093 07-08-2013 MDanfordWe are very pleased to be able to offer this exciting gardening course providing you with the skills you need to start to grow your own edible garden of delicious fruit & veg throughout the year.

      In just 1 day a month you will learn what to do in your garden that month. Led by experienced growers, the sessions are hands-on and informal. Throughout the year we’ll share the secrets you need for successful growing. No previous gardening experience needed…

       

      Don’t worry if you’ve never grown anything before, as we are also offering 2 FREE mini sessions providing the background gardening knowledge you need to do the year course. During the mini sessions you will learn… Soil testing, Composting, What to sow & when to grow, Sowing seeds & potting on, Preventing pests & Combating diseases.

      The FREE Sessions will be on 8th and 15th March 2014 (10:00-16:30)

      Join us and grow your knowledge as you grow your edible garden!

      PurelyPracticalPeas&Beans1

      The 10 part course will run one day a month for 10 months starting: 22nd March 2014. (10:00 – 16:30)

      Then at 10:00-16:30 on the following dates: April 19th May 31st, June 21st, July 26th, August 30th, Sept 27th, Oct 25th, Nov 22nd & Dec 20th

      The course will cost £10 per day payable up front for the year (£100).

      You will need: Good boots, clothes for all weather, paper, pens.

      Instructor: Stephen Watts

      You can sign up for this course through the Growing the Future website.

      Growing the Future

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      11:00 am
      Grow Your Own in a Year – Part 9 @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
  10. Dec
    20
    Sat

    1. Grow Your Own in a Year – Part 10 @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Staff At Work4 DSC0093 07-08-2013 MDanfordWe are very pleased to be able to offer this exciting gardening course providing you with the skills you need to start to grow your own edible garden of delicious fruit & veg throughout the year.

      In just 1 day a month you will learn what to do in your garden that month. Led by experienced growers, the sessions are hands-on and informal. Throughout the year we’ll share the secrets you need for successful growing. No previous gardening experience needed…

       

      Don’t worry if you’ve never grown anything before, as we are also offering 2 FREE mini sessions providing the background gardening knowledge you need to do the year course. During the mini sessions you will learn… Soil testing, Composting, What to sow & when to grow, Sowing seeds & potting on, Preventing pests & Combating diseases.

      The FREE Sessions will be on 8th and 15th March 2014 (10:00-16:30)

      Join us and grow your knowledge as you grow your edible garden!

      PurelyPracticalPeas&Beans1

      The 10 part course will run one day a month for 10 months starting: 22nd March 2014. (10:00 – 16:30)

      Then at 10:00-16:30 on the following dates: April 19th May 31st, June 21st, July 26th, August 30th, Sept 27th, Oct 25th, Nov 22nd & Dec 20th

      The course will cost £10 per day payable up front for the year (£100).

      You will need: Good boots, clothes for all weather, paper, pens.

      Instructor: Stephen Watts

      You can sign up for this course through the Growing the Future website.

      Growing the Future

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      11:00 am
      Grow Your Own in a Year – Part 10 @ Coed Hills Rural Art Space