Past training

Creating A Forest Garden: 10 day course over 2 weeks

Forest gardens are a way of growing food in a low-maintenance, productive polyculture which makes the most efficient use of space and natural processes. Learn all about forest gardens and get a qualification on the way on this exciting new course! This is its third incarnation, this time as a two week course. One week in December, one week in March. You can gain 16 credits, a nationally recognised level 2 Award in Horticulture and a new unit 'Creating A Forest Garden'. This course is for people who are passionate about plants, especially the edible ones.

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Plant Propagation #2: seeds, layering and grafting

Learn how to make new plants, without spending a penny. Choose either Tuesday 24th March OR Saturday 28th March 2015.
If you also book onto Plant Propagation #1 (8th OR 11th November 2014) and do the homeworks, you can go for the accreditation Developing Plant Propagation Skills, worth 3 credits at level 2.

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Plant Propagation #2: seeds, layering and grafting

Learn how to make new plants, without spending a penny. Choose either Tuesday 24th March OR Saturday 28th March 2015.
If you also book onto Plant Propagation #1 (8th OR 11th November 2014) and do the homeworks, you can go for the accreditation Developing Plant Propagation Skills, worth 3 credits at level 2.

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Plant Propagation #1: propagation overview, hardwood cuttings and division

Learn how to make new plants, without spending a penny. Choose either Saturday 8th November OR Tuesday 11th November 2014.
If you also book onto Plant Propagation #2 (24th OR 28th March 2015) and do the homeworks, you can go for the accreditation Developing Plant Propagation Skills, worth 3 credits at level 2.

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Plant Propagation #1: propagation overview, hardwood cuttings and division

Learn how to make new plants, without spending a penny. Choose either Saturday 8th November OR Tuesday 11th November 2014.
If you also book onto Plant Propagation #2 (24th OR 28th March 2015) and do the homeworks, you can go for the accreditation Developing Plant Propagation Skills, worth 3 credits at level 2.

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Planting for Plenty: 24th, 25th & 26th September (3rd day optional)

smart thinking strategies - build your own self-watering balcony box & learn about permaculture

Looking for a better life? One that's better for you *and* the planet? Come on Planting for Plenty with Ros and Claire. We'll teach you about a whole new way of looking at life, called 'permaculture', and we'll help you build a balcony planter using scrap materials.

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Planting for Plenty: 22nd, 23rd & 25th July (3rd day optional)

smart thinking strategies - build your own self-watering balcony box & learn about permaculture

Looking for a better life? One that's better for you *and* the planet? Come on Planting for Plenty with Joe and Claire. We'll teach you about a whole new way of looking at life, called 'permaculture', and we'll help you build a balcony planter using scrap materials.

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Introduction to Permaculture (PACT)

Tutors: Joe Reid and Seema Patel. Looking for ways to live more sustainably but are unsure of how to take action? Permaculture offers positive practical solutions. Permaculture is a regenerative, ethical design methodology that copies natural systems, to tread lightly on the Earth. Whether designing a community garden, your window ledge or even how you make a cup of tea(!) the principles of permaculture can guide you towards a much more sustainable and enjoyable life.

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Creating A Forest Garden (15 day course over 15 weeks)

Forest gardens are a way of growing food in a low-maintenance, productive polyculture which makes the most efficient use of space and natural processes. Learn all about forest gardens and get a qualification on the way on this exciting new 15 week course! You can gain 16 credits, a nationally recognised level 2 Award in Horticulture and a new unit 'Creating A Forest Garden'. This course is for people who are passionate about plants, especially the edible ones. We cover many things including:

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Introduction to Permaculture (PACT)

Tutors: Joe Reid and Seema Patel. Looking for ways to live more sustainably but are unsure of how to take action? Permaculture offers positive practical solutions. Permaculture is a regenerative, ethical design methodology that copies natural systems, to tread lightly on the Earth. Whether designing a community garden, your window ledge or even how you make a cup of tea(!) the principles of permaculture can guide you towards a much more sustainable and enjoyable life.

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