Growing for Good Food (6 workshop block)

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Leith Community Croft

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This is our event page to book all 6 Growing Good Food workshops (Sunday 16th April- Sunday 21st May)

Over the course of 6 (hopefully sunny!) sundays on Leith Community Croft you can become an inspired grower and learn to successfully grow your own good food. By doing this you can play your part in Scotland becoming a Good Food Nation and creating a healthy happy food system.

You will learn by getting your hands dirty and gaining some practical knowledge from our experienced gardener on the basics of growing your own food, including choosing what to grow, getting to know and nurturing the soil, starting new plants, helping your established plants to thrive, and increasing biodiversity and wildlife in your garden.

Suitable for: beginners, or those who already have a little knowledge of growing and gardening.

Here you are signing up to attend ALL 6 sessions. You will save £20 over buying 6 separate full price tickets.

Alternatively workshops are bookable individually (early bird discount tickets available for each workshop) depending on what you most need or want to learn. See individual listings on our organiser page here

To help you decide, please see below for an overview of what we will be covering in each workshop:

Sunday 16th April

Workshop 1- Know and nurture your soil

In this workshop you will learn about:

- the importance of soil to our gardening endeavours

- how to care for soil and prepare it for growing crops

- soil fertility and how to improve this through the use of compost and natural fertilisers

Sunday 23rd April

Workshop 2- Create the vegetable plot of your dreams

In this workshop you will learn about:

- Choosing what to grow

- Permanent crops verses annual crops

- When to do what in the garden

- Crop rotation

- Intercropping, catch crops, and companion planting

Sunday 30th April

Workshop 3- It all begins with a seed- starting new plants

In this workshop you will learn about:

- Sowing seeds

- Other methods of plant propagation, such as cuttings

- Transplanting, potting on, thinning out, and general seedling care

Sunday 7th May

Workshop 4- Yes those plants will thrive!

In this workshop you will learn about the ongoing care for you plants including:

- Using plant supports

- Pests and diseases and how to deal with them naturally

- Efficient watering of your crops and water preservation

- Weeds and how to deal with them naturally

Sunday 14th May

Workshop 5- Create a garden alive with wildlife!

In this workshop you will learn:

- What Biodiversity is and why it's important

- Tips and techniques to create space to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects and wildlife to your garden

- To identify plants so you can answer the question- weed or wild flower?

Sunday 21st May

Workshop 6 - Easy Crofting Without a Spade

In this this workshop we will cover:

- Introduction to plants, soil, and life

- Why should we "dig over" the croft plot?

- How to let plants and worms dig for you

- Protecting soil over winter

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