Event Information:

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018

    Seed to Plate - The Secret Life of Soil

    10am-4pmWalled Garden Packing Shed Hardwick Estate Whitchurch-on-Thames Reading RG8 7RD

    Get to know your soil and learn how to work with what you've got and how to keep it thriving
    This workshop is aimed at beginner or more experienced gardeners who wish to develop their skills in organic, sustainable soil management.
    What will you learn?
    This workshop will take you through the basics of soil management and crop rotations for small areas, deal with your queries and build your confidence to grow your own food. It will involve both a theoretical and a practical session and introduce participants to key essentials, including:
    - identifying your soil type (IMPORTANT! Bring a sample of your soil to the workshop. Half a kilo will suffice.)
    - appropriate soil management and assessment of tillage techniques
    - how to feed your soil
    - asses your soil structure and simple methods of assesing your soil profiles
    Part of a series of workshops at Tolhurst Organic CIC to learn to grow, cook and preserve your own food. Each month, we explore and develop food-related skills – from planning a vegetable garden to soil management, harvesting, cooking and preserving your produce.
    Price £70/person. Price includes a home grown, vegetarian lunch and take-home analysis of physical properties of your soil.
    To book your place, click here.
    We can cater for special dietary requirements - please contact us directly at least 7 days before the workshop.
    We offer GIFT VOUCHERS valid for any workshops organised by Tolhurst Organic, should you wish to give one and let the recipient choose their own date and topic.
    We may be able to offer a number of SUBSIDISED PLACES for young growers and those on low income. Please enquire.