Perennial propagation weekender

11 + 12 March 2023

The idea of this one is that we’re all going to be growing a lot of food this Spring, aren’t we? Shall we do it together?

We will provide what you need and share ways we grow to ensure good success rates. Please also bring along some of your own seeds of edible plants you’d like to grow this year.

Outline

10am-3pm Saturday and Sunday

Saturday 11 March
10am Principles of plant propagation, why do we do it how we do?
10:30am Compost considerations
11am Seed selection and sowing fundamentals + tea break
12:30pm Shared lunch – please bring vegan food items to share
1:30pm Get sowing – we’ll sow seeds together – some from Earthed Up!’s range and anything of your own you’d like to grow.
3pm Bench brush down and finish

Sunday 12 March
10am Principles of cuttings
10:30am Preparing potting media for softwood cuttings and taking them + tea break
11:30pm Division and conquering – simply splitting plants and making sure they grow on
12:30pm Shared lunch
1:30pm Propagating more of what is needed (applying your new skills) + Q+A
3pm Bench brush down and finish

Book your place

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 (usually £7)
  • Seeds from our collection, some saved from our gardens. Also seeds from the Belper permaculture network seed library
  • Cuttings material from our gardens
  • A couple of module trays/pots for cuttings to take away
  • We’ll boil the kettle a few times and there should be biscuits at least. Please bring vegan food items to share for lunch.

£42 for the weekend.
£36 if you can only make one day.

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

There’s just space for 10 people on this course, as our garden isn’t very big.

Access

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.