1-Day ‘Grow Our Own’ training session at Cloughmills Community Centre

Groundwork NI, in partnership with Incredible Edible Cloughmills, is delighted to announce a 1-day training session which will take place on Saturday 14th May at Cloughmills Community Centre.

The session has been designed specifically for people who are keen to start growing their own fruit and vegetables. It is aimed at complete novices and for those who have a little experience in growing but are keen to learn more. During the session participants will learn the basics of growing vegetables in a range of different locations, so whether you have a backyard, a small garden or have been thinking of taking on an allotment then this training session should be ideal for you.

The training session will run from 10.00am-4.00pm and will focus on a diverse range of topics such as assessing your growing space, soil and composting, vegetable selection, herb & fruit gardens, growing within a limited space, crop rotation, seed sowing & transplanting, companion planting and finally natural pest & disease control.

Participants who attend the session will each receive an in-depth Groundwork NI publication entitled ‘A Beginners Guide to Growing Fruit & Vegetables’ plus at the end of the day everyone will take away planted containers containing seeds or seedlings so they can start their very own garden when they return home. Refreshments and lunch are also included at the Community Centre.

The cost of the session is £20 per person, previous sessions have all been fully booked so advance booking is essential. To reserve a place on the course please contact Dave Carver, course facilitator at Groundwork NI, on 02890 749494 or email davidcarver@groundworkni.co.uk or go online at www.groundworkni.org.uk and use the “Register Now” button on the website and complete your details.

For individuals or community groups in other areas of Northern Ireland, Groundwork NI can accommodate bespoke training requests, please contact Dave Carver to discuss your exact requirements.