Organic Food Growing MasterClasses 2020 at Wortley Hall Walled Garden
**UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY BOUGHT TICKETS WILL GET AN EMAIL FROM EVENTBRITE EXPLAINING THE SITUATION. WE WILL POST A NEW DATE AS SOON AS ONE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED. THANKS - HCF**
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*** 18TH JULY HAS BEEN PUT IN AS A PLACE HOLDER DATE. We will confirm this date in due course when we know how the Coronavirus pandemic and the info given by the government has progressed***
Starting on Saturday 18th April and lasting for the following 3 weeks. Each sessions will be 10am till 1pm at Wortley Hall Walled Garden. Each session will cover a different topic, as follows;
Saturday 18th April: SOIL & COMPOST - An introduction to understanding what you need to know about this fundamental topic, good soil being the key to healthy crops. Methods of identifying types of soil, improving soils with green manures and conditioners. How to make and use compost and leafmould for healthy and productive crops from your garden.
Saturday 25th April: PROPAGATION - Economical ways of making more food plants from seeds and plant materials, including sowing in cells and modules, taking cuttings, layering and grafting. Demonstrations and some practical activities will be available. Making your own compost for raising seedlings, growing in containers, making liquid feeds and plant tonics.
Saturday 2nd May: CROPS - Exploring the range of crops we can grow in our region, including cultivation methods, weeding techniques, rotations, intercropping, catch cropping, extending the season and growing under cover (polytunnels, greenhouses, cloches etc). Organic approaches to preventing and controlling pests and diseases.
Saturday 9th May: FRUIT & PERENNIALS - Exploring the range of fruiting tree/bush crops and their suitability to your garden. Planting, cultivation and pruning methods. Pests and disease prevention, harvesting and storage methods. We will also look at other useful perennial crops and herbs.
£15 per session (plus booking fee) £60 for full course (plus booking fee)
Wortley Hall Walled Garden is a one hectare organically certified historic kitchen garden near Sheffield and Barnsley, managed by Heeley City Farm as part of it's Local Food Project