• Sat
    10am-4pmWalled Garden, Hardwick Estate, Whitchurch-on-Thames, Reading, RG8 7RA

    The first of an ongoing series of workshops and short courses offered by Tolhurst Organic CIC for home gardeners, allotment growers and community gardeners.

    Who is the workshop for?

    This workshop is aimed at beginner or more experienced gardeners who wish to develop their skills in organic, sustainable gardening techniques and want to harvests crops continually through the seasons. 

    What will you learn?

    This workshop will take you through the basics, deal with your queries and build your confidence to keep your veg plot productive through the colder months.

    It will involve both a theoretical and a practical session and introduce participants to key essentials, including:

    • Choosing your growing system
    • Planning your sowing schedule & selecting varieties for winter cropping
    • How to sow, grow and harvest for the best results
    • Soil preparation & management – including fertility-building and rotation
    • Propagation media, materials and techniques

    You will sow your own salad seedlings to grow on at home. 

    What will you need for the workshop?

    A loose-leaf notebook for notes and handouts, pen, sturdy shoes, all weather gear and/or sun protection for outdoor practical session.  Cost: £70 – includes a home grown, vegetarian lunch and a take-home tray of winter salad sowings. To sign up, please Contact Us


  • Mon

    Workshop and Farm Walk for Landworkers Alliance members, farmers and growers

    Everything about woodchip compost: from the pile of raw woodchip to using it as propagation substrates.

    Price £35/person+VAT, including wholesome organic vegetarian or vegan lunch.

    To sign up*, please send an email

    • places may not be available, depending on client's group size, please enquire