Event information



Part 1
Location: online
Date: Saturday 17/04/21
Time: 10am-1pm

The first part introduces learners to growing fruit and vegetables. Detailing how to select a perfect site, plan and optimise harvest from the fruit and vegetable plot, learners will gain detailed instruction on growing a variety of vegetables from seed sowing through to harvest. Information regarding the cultivation of top fruit and soft fruit will enable you to be confident in cultivation for the coming season.

Please note Part 1 is an online course using ZOOM. No specialist software is required to participate, but a device with a microphone and webcam will be needed.
This is a live interactive course, and will not be made available as a recording to watch at a later date.

Part 2
Location: Botanic Garden
Date: Sunday 18/04/21
Time: 10am-2pm

The second part is a practical session taking place in the Garden where learners will practice preparing the ground, seed sowing outdoors and planting out seedlings. With an opportunity to look at methods for protecting crops from pests and diseases, and to discuss continued maintenance of seed beds and newly planted out seedlings. We will take a tour of the garden with a view to learning to identify spring flowering shrubs.

The practical Sunday sessions will take place entirely outdoors so participants will need to come dressed for all weathers.