Garden Organic are Running a Summer Course in Growing Exotic Crops

Posted on 5 August 2016

Garden Organic are running a course of five training sessions in growing and using exotic crops. Garden Organic is the UK’s leading charity for organic growing and has built up considerable expertise in growing multicultural food crops through its Sowing New Seeds project.

The course is targeted at younger people, ideally aged 16 - 25, who have an interest in growing unusual food crops and would suit somebody who is already studying and wants to learn further, or somebody who wants to learn a new skill.

There will be a high proportion of hands on practical work in every session and people who complete every session will receive a certificate from Garden Organic. It will provide a unique opportunity to learn about growing and producing for niche markets.

The course consists of five sessions held at Garden Organic, Ryton Gardens and will run on Wednesdays from 29 July – 26 August 2014. The cost of all five sessions, including a study tour, is £170 or a one day session is £34.

There are a limited number of bursaries for 16 – 25 year olds that can pay for the full course fees and local travel thanks to the Patsy Wood trust. If you would be interested in applying for this course and/or the bursary then please contact Anton Rosenfeld by email or by phone on 02476 217738 for further details. The deadline for applications is Thursday 30 April.

For more information see the Garden Organic website.