Saturday 15 April 10am-4pm
10am Principles of plant propagation, why do we do it how we do?
10:30am Compost considerations, seeds and sowing fundamentals + tea and biscuit break
12:30pm Shared lunch – please bring vegan food items to share

1:30pm Principles of cuttings and divisions to make many more plants
2.30pm Starting a garden bed from scratch (no dig) and planning for feeding and watering your plants

Book your place – £42

The price of booking includes: 

  • Our time and experience
  • Bench space for sowing and growing
  • A bag of certified organic Dalefoot wool compost for seeds (retail price £7)
  • Seeds from our collection, some saved from our gardens. Also seeds from the Belper permaculture network seed library
  • Cuttings material from our gardens
  • We’ll boil the kettle a few times and there should be biscuits at least. Please bring vegan food items to share for lunch.

Please email us to book and we’ll send our BACS details – your place is confirmed when payment is received.


Note, cars can be parked on the road, uphill from our garden please. We have space to lock up bicycles.

We will be outside in a garden all day. There is some shelter for eating but it’s not indoors. Please dress accordingly.

The venue is not easily accessible to those in a wheelchair or with mobility issues – there are 3 steps down into the garden and some of the paths in the garden are uneven.

0-1 year olds are welcome, accompanying their parent or guardian.

Refunds and cancellations 

Once paid, your place is confirmed. Should you need to cancel your place, we will issue a refund minus £10 administration charge if you let us know by email at least 10 days before the start of the course. If cancelling within 10 days of the course starting, we reserve the right to retain your payment. If we have to change the date and/or location of the course for any reason, we will let you know by email at the earliest opportunity.

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