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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.

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

23/01/2021 Dealing with perceived pests in a wilder garden (Online Course) 0.5 Day

Online, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3sgJ6iT

Practical solutions for protecting flowers and vegetables when you garden for wildlife

Cost £5 per person (suggested donation)

28/01/2021 Pollinator friendly garden (Online Course) 0.5 Day

Online, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/2Loh9Fp

Learn how to encourage pollinators into your garden

Cost £5 per person (suggested donation)

03/02/2021 Dealing with perceived pests in a wilder garden (Online Course) 0.5 Day

Online, Kent Wildlife Trust 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk c-js.info/3sgJ6iT

Practical solutions for protecting flowers and vegetables when you garden for wildlife

Cost £5 per person (suggested donation)

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

30/03/2021 Wildlife Gardening for Beginners 1 Day

Godstone, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/2IPdi2C

If you would like to attract bees and butterflies or simply love the diverse appearance of a wildlife garden, it is vital to understand how to create this space.

Cost £35 members/£47 non-members

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.