Training New Growers

Learn to grow food 🙂

If you wish to learn how to grow food for yourself, your family and your local community come, be inspired on our peri-urban Market Garden.

Meet us;

Come and meet us this Spring on either Friday 22nd March or Friday 19th April 2024 at 11:30am. We need to meet in person before signing you up for the Growing Season.

Come Friday 6th September 2024 at 11.30 if you are interested in our Autumn term.

We have successfully taught over 50 Growers these past 7 years and realise we need to scale up and “grow” even more Growers to meet the challenges of our future food needs.

Our intention is to enable people from all backgrounds to gain practical horticultural knowledge and skills whilst contributing productivity to our community site.  This is a mutually beneficial practical learning relationship in that it is free in exchange for your commitment and desire to learn. 

We will;

“Teach and promote agro-ecological organic farming methods; practical organic food production and its associated knowledge”

“Teach and encourage further research and exploration into the subject”

“Inspire people to grow organic seasonal food and set up their own project”

“Encourage you to share what they have learnt within your local community”

You can;

Choose to commit for either 3 months or 6 months. 

Our term dates are:

  • Spring Term – 26/4/24 – 12/7/24 (Half term – 31/5/24) – 11wks

(Summer Break)

  •  Autumn Term – 13/9/24 – 20/12/24 (Half term 1/11/24) – 14wks

We start on site every Friday at 9am, eat a delicious shared lunch at 12:30 and finish our day around 3pm.

How to;

Limited spaces are available, so please email early, to introduce yourself to us and when you would like to begin, at

We run a site induction days the first session of each term.

Participants will have a strong desire to grow, sell and distribute organic food, be comfortable working outdoors in all weathers, independently motivated, and be able to get along with others.