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Training Directory: Horticulture and Small Holding Short Courses

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Horticulture and Small Holding  - Short Training Courses

 

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

21/10/2020 Creating a sense of place in your garden 3 Days

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation 01243 818300 bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk c-js.info/3faGnQf

Tutor: Emily Erlam. Learn how to read cues from the landscape to help you create a garden unique to that space. You will have the opportunity to work on your own garden plans.

Cost £260.00

06/11/2020 Introduction to Permaculture 3 Days

FSC Juniper Hall, Field Studies Council 01306 734501 enquiries.jh@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/introduction-to-permaculture/

Permaculture is the design of more sustainable environments using nature as inspiration. In this course you will be introduced to permaculture, its history and origins and the core ethics and principles it is based on. We will then look at the gardens and features of Juniper Hall and how they fit into the permaculture model as well as learning about examples of permaculture projects from further afield.

Cost £205.00

06/11/2020 Create your own planting plan 2 Days

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation 01243 818300 bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk c-js.info/3jRNL6N

Tutor: Annie Guilfoyle. Understand the principles of good planting and how to design planting plans. You will also learn about planning and plotting the right plants for your garden.

Cost £260

07/11/2020 Growing apples, pears, plums and cherries 1 Day

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation 01243 818300 bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk c-js.info/3gdetV7

Tutor: John Nash. Gain an understanding of Top Fruit production; how and when to undertake various tasks needed to grow apples, pears, plums and cherries. Learn the principles of fruit production and how and what to plant; gain an understanding of the methods of tree fruit growing.

Cost £128

12/11/2020 Wilder Gardening without upsetting your neighbours 1 Day

Tyland Barn, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3i3UJnj

Online course - An introductory workshop on how to make your garden more wildlife friendly

Cost ££5 per person (suggested donation)

13/11/2020 Introduction to Small Holding Management 3 Days

FSC Juniper Hall, Field Studies Council 01306 734501 enquiries.jh@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/introduction-to-small-holding-management/

Working from Juniper Hall and a 90 acre working farm in Carshalton, Surrey along the top of the North Downs ridge, this course will be run by the farm manager and will deal with all aspects of keeping sheep and cattle, touching on keeping other animals as well.

Cost £250.00

19/11/2020 Gardening for Wildlife 1 Day

High Elms, Bromley, idverde 01689860571 beeche@idverde.co.uk www.bromleyparks.co.uk/bookings

This course aims to show how gardens can be used by wildlife and looks at ways to encourage and support biodiversity within garden settings. Taking an ecologist's perspective, the course includes classroom and outdoor sessions. Led by John Pemberton, Community and Education Development Manager for idverde Bromley.

Cost £25

07/01/2021 Designing your own garden 3 Days

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation 01243 818300 bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk c-js.info/3fczcay

Tutor: Annie Guilfoyle. Learn the basics of site evaluation and the creation of a functional layout and planting plan to plan and plant your own garden.

Cost £381

23/01/2021 Simplifying the rules - easier ways to a successful vegetable and fruit garden 1 Day

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation 01243 818300 bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk c-js.info/2BIZkfj

Tutor: Charles Dowding. Learn the no-dig style of gardening, composting, sowing at the best time, and how to achieve healthy plants. Learn how to grow salad leaves all year, succession planting and winter vegetables.

Cost £85

20/02/2021 Pruning garden shrubs and climbers 1 Day

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation 01243 818300 bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk c-js.info/30aFdA0

Tutor: Stephen Smith. Pruning can often strike fear into the heart of the novice gardener, but rest assured this day covers formative, routine and renovation pruning for all types of shrubs and climbers.

Cost £138

07/03/2021 Planting a garden for interest in all seasons 1 Day

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation 01243 818300 bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk c-js.info/3jNWiYm

Tutor: Sally Gregson. Discover how to create a garden that bursts with interest all year round. You will learn the principles of structural and seasonal planting design, selecting plants for their foliage as well as flowers.

Cost £128

20/03/2021 Enchanting plants 1 Day

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation 01243 818300 bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk c-js.info/2EA0bA7

Tutor: Hester Forde. Explore the diversity of hardy trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs you can grow in a small garden all year round. Be inspired by plant combinations and learn to recreate some of the plant vignettes yourself.

Cost £36

26/03/2021 Eco Refurbishment 4 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01660 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/eco-refurbishment/

Refurbishing our homes to make them more energy efficient is one of the key aspects of effective action on climate change. Learn from one of the UK?s leading experts in eco refurbishment and discover what key improvements you can make.

Cost £500

03/09/2021 Eco Refurbishment 4 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01660 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/eco-refurbishment-2/

Refurbishing our homes to make them more energy efficient is one of the key aspects of effective action on climate change. Learn from one of the UK?s leading experts in eco refurbishment and discover what key improvements you can make.

Cost £500

If you are interested in any of the courses detailed please contact ONLY the person, centre, telephone number or email address and remember to mention that you saw the listing in CJS Training Directory. For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.