Events & Courses

Practical Pruning

This course will teach you about pruning a variety of small trees and shrubs, whether that be for shape or production. Pruning can sometimes seem overly complicated, so a big aim of the session will be to discuss the main principles and boost your confidence levels.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Successful spuds

On the day we will answer questions such as:

  • How should I prepare the soil for an optimum crop?
  • How should I treat the seed before I plant it?
  • Which varieties are best harvested early and which ones store well?
  • Is this variety better for salads, mash or roasting?
  • What pest or disease is in my crop and how do I deal with it organically?

This course will help equip you with the skills for growing high-yielding and good quality organic crops.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Kenilworth Potato Day

Kenilworth Potato Day Saturday 4th February at the Senior Citizens Club in Abbey End. 10am till 2pm

at: 
Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End car park, CV8 1QJ
on: 
Saturday, 4 February 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

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Organic Veg Growing & Planning

This is a introductory course focusing on how to start planning your organic garden focusing on crop rotation, ground preparation, and much more. The day will look at what you need to do and buy to get started growing your own fruit and veg, and will be based around the you and your own gardening situation.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 8 February 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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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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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 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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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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Soil Health

Get to know your soil as we delve deeper into what determines the health of our soils! Healthy soils are the basis for healthy plants and the building block for any organic garden. This course will examine what makes a healthy soil and consider methods for testing it in your own gardens or growing spaces. We will also discuss the role that green manures can play in improving the soil.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 7 June 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Organic Veg Growing and Planning

This is a popular introductory course on how to start with planning your organic garden focusing on crop rotation, ground preparation and more. Looking at what you need to do and buy to get started growing your own fruit and veg, and will be based around you and your own garden situations.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 15 June 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Wonderful Wormeries

Learn more about the wonderful world of worm compost. Within this course you will find the answers to these questions and much more -

  • How do worms create compost?
  • What are the different styles of wormery?
  • How to create the optimum conditions for your worms?
  • What to feed your worms?
  • How to use vermicompost in the garden?
at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Composting - The Alternative Methods

Most compostable kitchen and garden waste can be processed through a traditional compost heap or a worm bin. However it may be preferable to use different techniques to recycle specific types of kitchen and garden ‘waste’ such as autumn leaves, woody prunings and hedge clippings, food waste such as meat, dairy products and cooked food and some perennial weeds.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Attracting Wildlife to your Garden

Take a walk around Ryton Organic Gardens with one of our wildlife experts to show you the different habitats and wildlife found within.This includes showing you around Ryton Organic Gardens to spot some of the birds, beasts and insects you may find in your garden and how to encourage them by best organic practice.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 20 July 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm

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Growing Winter Veg

Learn about some of the crops you can grow over the winter in order to keep your garden productive all the year round. Many people think that they need to put their garden to bed over the winter, but, with a little forward planning, you can produce food all year round.

at: 
Ryton Organic Gardens
on: 
Thursday, 3 August 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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