Courses and Workshops for Plot-holders
Many new plot-holders will need to acquire some knowledge around fruit and vegetable growing, even a skilled ornamental gardener has a fair bit to learn when it comes to Growing their Own. There are hundreds of books on the subject and a lot of on-line information, there are even apps you can download on to your smart-phone for use on the plot. Learning with Experts has an on-line course for fruit and vegetable growers that starts at £29 and ACS Distance Education has a Home Vegetable Growing Course.
Another option is to take one of the many course and workshops on offer at various venues around the regions. The cost varies depending on the provider or the length of the course. Here are a few places to look for a course to suit you, click on the link for more information.
Garden Organic - nr Coventry
Botanic Garden of Wales - nr Swansea
Northumberland College - Kirkley Hall - nr Newcastle
RHS Gardens - various
Capital Growth - London
Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens - nr York
West Dean College - nr Chichester
Waterperry Gardens - nr Oxford
Barnsdale Gardens - Rutland
Other places to check out are nearby Botanic or National Trust Gardens, large allotment sites or City Farms/Community Gardens or the Workers Educational Association e.g. the WEA have a "gardening and growing your own veggies" course in Bradford Click Here