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Training Directory - Short Courses
Horticulture and Small Holding

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Short Training Courses

(10 day consecutive maximum) Many of the providers have further details on the Centres and Providers pages.
For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.




Horticulture and Small Holding

Practical and theoretical training in gardening, permaculture and small holding.  Everything from winter pruning of fruit trees to housing your hens.


June 2019

24/06/2019    Timber framing course creating a beautiful Solar Barn    14 Days

LL54 5DF, Henbant. Contact: 07786316413 matt@seabear.co.uk www.facebook.com/events/2872742552950172/

Two week affordable timber framing course on beautiful permaculture farm. Taught by craftsman, we are building a heavy framed timber barn and will go onto install a large solar PV system. Your welcome to just do a few days (minimum 3).

Cost £50.00


July 2019

02/07/2019    RHS Course Information Session    1 Day

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Looking for routes to employment in professional horticulture? Join us for a taste of practical gardening and find out how our courses could start you on a new career path. A short English assessment will be part of the session as well as details about the content and expectations of the course in order to help you to make a decision about enroling for a September start.

Cost £unknown


08/07/2019    Grow your Garden Know-How    0.5 Day

Sawdon, North Yorkshire, YO13 9DY, Down 2 Earth Training. Contact: 07813 576214 Janice.d2e@googlemail.com www.d2e.org.uk

We’ll begin with a look at what to do in the garden now, then over a drink you’ll have chance to ask questions about general gardening matters and develop your knowledge. Come to as many or as few sessions as you like. Booking essential.

Cost £10.00


08/07/2019    Gardening for Wildlife    1 Day

Adversane, West Sussex, Sussex Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01273 497544 michaelblencowe@sussexwt.org.uk sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on/2019-07-08-gardening-for-wildlife-08072019

How to create and improve habitats for wildlife in a garden context. To include ponds, hedges and buildings. Look at varieties of flowers, seeds, fruit and gardening methods to attract bees, butterflies and birds etc

Cost £unknown


10/07/2019    Children in Permaculture Training of Teachers     10 Days

London, Permaculture Association. Contact: 07787376475 children@permaculture.org.uk https://c-js.info/2CbxZj4

This course is for people to learn how to share permaculture with children and teachers, including designing school grounds, gardening, holistic education and training teachers. The format is an intensive five day course followed by a period of 6-12 months during, then another 5 days course and a portfolio.

Cost £1600.00


16/07/2019    Basic Gardeners Workshop    1 Day

Glossop Adult Education Centre, Derbyshire County Council. Contact: 01629 535895 glossop.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2TBrMYq

Containers, weed identification & the basics of fruit & veg growing. 10am to 3pm.

Cost £32.00


20/07/2019    Build A Wind Turbine     1 Day

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Learn about building and installing your own small wind turbine

Cost £130.00


20/07/2019    Wildlife Gardening Workshop    0.5 Day

Brockham, Sorbus Learning. Contact: sorbus.learning@btinternet.com www.sorbuslearning.co.uk/

Why not visit our mini nature reserve in Brockham for an outdoor workshop on wildlife habitats and how to make space for nature in your garden. You will learn the four principles of wildlife gardening and discover how we applied them in our award winning garden. Share ideas over tea & cake. Take away informative handouts. 9.30am - 12.30 pm

Cost £30.00


August 2019

12/08/2019    Grow your Garden Know-How    0.5 Day

Sawdon, North Yorkshire, YO13 9DY, Down 2 Earth Training. Contact: 07813 576214 Janice.d2e@googlemail.com www.d2e.org.uk

We’ll begin with a look at what to do in the garden now, then over a drink you’ll have chance to ask questions about general gardening matters and develop your knowledge. Come to as many or as few sessions as you like. Booking essential.

Cost £10.00


21/08/2019    Rhs Course Information Session    1 Day

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Looking for routes to employment in professional horticulture? Join us for a taste of practical gardening and find out how our courses could start you on a new career path. A short English assessment will be part of the session as well as details about the content and expectations of the course in order to help you to make a decision about enroling for a September start.

Cost £unknown


September 2019

27/09/2019    Intro to Permaculture Design    4 Days

The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Petersfield, GU32 1HR, The Sustainability Centre. Contact: 01730 823166 courses@sustainability-centre.org https://c-js.info/2KS2ijE

Our expert tutuor, Aranya, will cover the key principles of Permaculture design theory and how we can apply them in redesigning our homes and gardens to be both more sustainable and abundant.

Cost £300.00


October 2019

05/10/2019    Introduction to Engaging Children in Permaculture    2 Days

The Sustainability Centre, Hampshire, Permaculture Association. Contact: 01730 823166 courses@sustainability-centre.org https://c-js.info/2SXwryG

A weekend permaculture course for parents, grandparents, teachers and others to engage children in all aspects of permaculture. Composed of both indoor and outdoor sessions we will learn how to spend times with children which are child-centred and/or child-led. Sliding scale £60-£245

Cost £unknown


March 2020

08/03/2020    Apple grafting    1 Day

New Ferry Butterfly park, New Ferry, Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01948 820728 info@cheshirewt.org.uk www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2020-03-08-apple-grafting-1

David Elwand of Wirral Tree Wardens will talk about local Cheshire varieties of apples and other fruits and show you how to graft fruit trees.

Cost £unknown



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