Workshops in March at Surrey Docks Farm
Balcony, windowbox and windowsill growing Sunday 16 March 2014
Plant room, Surrey Docks Farm
Learn how to grow your favourite plants in the city even in the smallest and most difficult of spaces. Learn simple techniques to guarantee success; get inspired about different containers and customising your own. Learn how to beat pests and diseases, grow your own pizza and indoor salad gardens. Sow three tasty balcony/windowsill crops to take home and and leave with your very own seasonal growing plan for your space. Workshop includes farm tour and practical. Delicious lunch available at the farm café or bring your own lunch.
Booking essential, book soon as spaces are limited. Cost: £15 or £10 unwaged/low income. Book online on the Farm website:http://www.surreydocksfarm.org.uk/balcony-windowbox-windowsill-growing-16-march-2014/ or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Pruning, growing and managing fruit Sunday 30 March 2014
Plant Room, Surrey Docks Farm
Learn all about growing and looking after your fruit in the city – even on a balcony or in small spaces. Knowing how to prune correctly can make a big difference, so we’ll cover general pruning and plant care techniques, as well as specific techniques for fruit trees. Learn how to train your fruit into cordons and fans and appropriate tools for pruning and plant care. We’ll also cover planting techniques, aftercare and how to keep your plants healthy and productive – including protecting your fruit from hungry birds and slugs. Workshop includes practical session in the beautiful farm orchard with a Kew Gardens trained gardener, so you’ll leave confident to prune at home. Delicious lunch available at the farm café or bring your own lunch.
Booking essential,book soon as spaces are limited. Cost: £15 or £10 unwaged/low income. Book online on the farm website:http://www.surreydocksfarm.org.uk/pruning-growing-managing-fruit-30-march/Or by emailing email@example.com