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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.


April 2019

26/04/2019    Willow Wigwam Garden Supports    1 Day

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 kingcombe@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Richard and Suzanne Kerwood of Windrush Willow will guide you through making a 4 to 6ft tall wigwam plant support with 12 uprights, followed by a cylindrical grow-through plant support using similar and additional techniques.

Cost £89.00


27/04/2019    Poultry Keeping    0.5 Day

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm - Shropshire Council. Contact: 01694 781307 acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk c-js.co.uk/2Sla3z6

This comprehensive, practical course is designed to show that keeping poultry is not only pleasurable but also quite straightforward. All aspects of care, housing and breeding are covered including breed selection for eggs/meat, feeding, common ailments and diseases, incubation and rearing chicks, hen keeping and the law.

Cost £35.00


May 2019

03/05/2019    Willy Lott's Volunteer Weekend    2 Days

Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01206 297110 enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

If you're looking for time away from the rat race this weekend could be for you. Spend time in a beautiful setting and help us create inviting educational spaces at Flatford including the garden of the world famous Willy Lott's House.

Cost £75.00


03/05/2019    Forest Gardening Course    2 Days

Margam, Field Studies Council. Contact: 01639 895636 enquiries.mp@field-studies-council.org c-js.co.uk/1tw0v3h

This is a two-day introduction to the concept and techniques of forest gardening, involving theory and practice from visioning to harvesting.

Cost £289.00


11/05/2019    Introduction to Engaging Children in Permaculture    2 Days

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

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.

Cost £60.00


13/05/2019    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


18/05/2019    An Introduction to Garden Design    2 Days

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

Do you want to make more of your garden? Does it look abandoned in winter? Have you thought of a design, but aren't sure if it will work? If so, this is the course for you. Lots of examples, time for discussion and design theory too! Booking essential.

Cost £70.00


25/05/2019    Gardening For Health And Wellbeing     2 Days

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

An introduction to the principles and practice of organic gardening. Love your plants, soil and wildife!

Cost £79.00


29/05/2019    Wildlife Gardening Talk and Demonstration    1 Day

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01300 320684 hradice@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

Learn how to create your own wildlife-friendly environment, big or small with Kate Bradbury.

Cost £75.00


June 2019

01/06/2019    Keeping Chickens    1 Day

Bore Place, TN8 7AR, Bore Place. Contact: 01732 463255 hello@boreplace.org www.boreplace.org/whats-on/3219/keeping-chickens

If you're considering keeping chickens, curious about what's involved or are new or inexperienced and would like to gain confidence, this informal course provides an eggs-cellent (sorry!) introduction to the popular hobby of poultry keeping. The course is designed for beginners, so no previous experience or knowledge is required.

Cost £59.00


03/06/2019    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


11/06/2019    Practical Organic Gardening     7 Days

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

Discover the keys to successful organic and sustainable gardening that benefits you, your plants and the wildlife in your garden.

Cost £97.00


11/06/2019    An Introduction to Garden Design    4 Days

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

Do you want to make more of your garden? Does it look abandoned in winter? Have you thought of a design, but aren't sure if it will work? If so, this is the course for you. Lots of examples, time for discussion and design theory too! Booking essential.

Cost £70.00


13/06/2019    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


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


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


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


Various

Various Our Bright Future    8 Days

Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. Contact: 07464 486826 duncan.murdoch@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk http://c-js.info/2wTpPaz

Free course for 16-24 year olds in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury - Earn AQA accredited certificates, a working reference and a certificate in ‘Habitat Management and Community Engagement’ from the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust on completing 8 sessions. Join in any location, any time for a taster session.

Cost £unknown


 


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