Garden Masterclasses

Saturday 28 March – INTRODUCTION TO URBAN FARMING – Elliott Forsyth

During this masterclass we will be exploring the urban farm movement, its practitioners and their methods. We will discover how their approaches can help us when planning a new vegetable garden or improving an established one. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and to ask questions. We will also practise the key skill of seed sowing both indoors in modules and direct in the field.

Saturday 25 April – DOWN TO EARTH; SOIL CARE, PREPARATION AND PLANTING – Lesley Cunningham 

Understanding your soil is a key to establishing a successful garden. There will be a practical session on discovering your soil type and participants are welcome to bring samples from their garden. Further details will be provided on enrolment.  

Hints and tips will be given on cultivating and caring for your garden ground. The following will also be discussed: dig or no-dig?; compost and mulches; tool selection and maintenance.

Saturday 23 May – CROP GROWING SKILLS – Elliott Forsyth 

Join Elliott Forsyth, the Head Grower at the Botanic Garden’s Urban Farm, as he explores some key crop growing skills and approaches. This is one of the more practically based masterclasses. There will be plenty of time to practise and develop your skills as we introduce you to the systems and protocols we employ at the Urban Farm.

10am – 3pm, Lunch provided

All materials and tools will be provided

£50 per day or £125 when booking all 3 sessions

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Ticket Quantity Price

Spring 2020 Masterclass Bundle (3)

Decrease Increase £125.25

Spring 2020 Masterclass Bundle (3) Friends Member

Decrease Increase £112.73

Introduction to Urban Farming Masterclass

Decrease Increase £50.10

Introduction to Urban Farming Masterclass (Friend)

Decrease Increase £45.09

Down To Earth Masterclass

Decrease Increase £50.10

Down to Earth Masterclass (Friends Member)

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Crop Growing Skills Masterclass

Decrease Increase £50.10

Crop Growing Skills Masterclass (Friends Member)

Decrease Increase £45.09