The popular course concentrates on the most useful methods to start an organic vegetable garden from scratch, how to sow and plant, care for, feed and protect vegetable plants in harmony with nature. At the same time it provides the basic insight and understanding for raising healthy and vigorous plants year after year. Topics include garden design, crop rotation, beds and container systems, feeding your soil, composting, natural pest control and much more.
The teaching is accompanied by a 100-pages, fully coloured, step by step manual to serve as a reference guide and to refresh and deepen what you have learned during the course.
Taking place from Friday evening 21st April through to Sunday early evening on Sunday 23rd April 2017, the course is taught free-of-charge but if you want to take the manual away that has a small charge, and food and refreshments provided also incur a modest cost. There will be limited residential accommodation at Gorge View, again for a modest charge, or people can stay locally at other self-catering or B&B accommodation, including the near-by Cheddar YHA.
The GetGrowing project was developed in 2010 by non-professional volunteers in Ireland in the spirit of service to society with the aim to help people to be more self-reliant and to be able to grow at least part of their food. It has since spread to many different countries. The course is meant for beginners or improvers but is also suitable for people who already have knowledge and experience and wish to pass it on by becoming a teacher themselves.
If you are interested and would like to learn more, then do please get in touch.
The course is an initiative of the international humanitarian dan environmental charity "Embracing the World", more detail about which can be found on it's website here.