New Saturday Soil Health Club in April (1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th) at 10am-12pm in the garden at Belper Lane End. Each week we will cover one topic, where you will not only learn the theory of different methods of composting but do it yourself. Topics included may be; cold and hot composting, vermicomposting, bokashi, making plant food … Continue reading New Saturday Soil Health Club In April
Day Course: How to grow a garden Sat 15th April
Saturday 15 April 10am-4pm10am Principles of plant propagation, why do we do it how we do?10:30am Compost considerations, seeds and sowing fundamentals + tea and biscuit break12:30pm Shared lunch – please bring vegan food items to share 1:30pm Principles of cuttings and divisions to make many more plants2.30pm Starting a garden bed from scratch (no … Continue reading Day Course: How to grow a garden Sat 15th April
Soil Health Club Mondays 1 Place Left
We had a great introduction session at the very first Soil Health Club, one of many more to come. In the first session we did a run through of all the different methods of composting that we will be looking at more in depth in future sessions.
And what is in your compost?
Not peat! Certainly not from 2024. You must have seen. You've heard the news, right? Maybe you heard us shout "About bloody time!" "Sales of peat for use on private gardens and allotments will be banned in England from 2024, the government has announced." "Peatlands are the UK’s largest carbon store but only approximately 13% … Continue reading And what is in your compost?
Peat free – the importance of keeping peat in the ground.
Ryan, a founding member of Earthed Up! is a signatory on a joint statement from hundreds of organisations and individuals. You can read the full statement at: https://peatfree.org.uk/2022/03/joint-statement Switch to peat free compost to save peat bogs & combat climate change. And push for others to do the same. The statement starts: "Continuing to extract, … Continue reading Peat free – the importance of keeping peat in the ground.