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If you are just starting out, or would like to get some more detailed knowledge of food growing, then this course is for you. Over 6 weeks you will learn everything you need to know to confidently grow your own fruit and veg. including:
- Preparing your growing area
- Planning what to grow
- Planting techniques
- Taking care of your plants
- Feeding your soil
- Harvesting and storing produce
Over the six weeks you will get hands on experience as well as theoretical knowledge and the support of an experienced tutor. This course is AQA level 1 certified, and certificates can be provided for an additional fee. If you are interested in certification, please ask for more details.
Held at: Carshalton Community Allotment (Access between 33-35 Colston Avenue) SM5 2PW
Start dates: Saturday 19th September 2015 and April 16 2016 (for 6 consecutive Saturdays)
Saturday 28th May 2016 Keeping Bees (Ecolocal)
This is an introductory workshop covering the principles of beekeeping in an urban environment.
Guided by two experienced local beekeepers, you will gain an understanding of what beekeeping entails, the benefits of beekeeping and things to think about before embarking on keeping bees. You will also get the chance to wear a bee suit and inspect and open a hive (weather permitting).
All welcome and no experience needed.
Held at: EcoLocal, The Old School House, Mill Lane, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 2JY
Date: 28th May
To book: http://www.localfoodnetwork.org.uk/index.php/keeping-bees-may-2016/
Wallington Farmers' Market (Ecolocal) is held from 9am to 1pm every second Saturday of the month at the Old Town Hall and Library Gardens in Woodcote Road, Wallington. Established in 1999, it is the borough's oldest Farmers' Market and hosts around 26 local producers stalls every month.
Dates held are:
|Sutton Farmers' and Artisan Market (Ecolocal)
Meet local farmers and suppliers of a wide range of produce at Sutton High Street, outside Waterstones.
Dates held in 2016 are:
16th and 17th April - 10am-5pm
21st and 22nd May - 10am-5pm
18th and 19th June - 10am-5pm
16th and 17th July - 10am-5pm
17th and 18th September - 10am-5pm
15th and 16th October - 10am-5pm
19th and 20th November - 10am-5pm
17th and 18th December - 10am-5pm