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Sat 22nd Feb 2014 – Extra Training Day on Soil and Composting at the inspiring Skip Garden in Kings Cross

Sat 22nd Feb 2014 – Extra Training Day on Soil and Composting at the inspiring Skip Garden in Kings Cross


We hope you’ll come along to this hands on workshop to learn about soils,  their origins and types, and how you can identify what’s in your garden. We will also cover the relationship between plants and soils and soil microbes.

The workshop will continue in the afternoon to look at Composting & Wormeries looking at how these two systems work to produce rich organic soils and some tips to get the most from them in your garden or outdoor space.

All this in the inspiring surroundings of the Skip Garden at Kings Cross.

The day will also include a discussion on What’s Next for the Master Gardener programme? an update on future funding, as the current programme will be coming to an end in March, and so we will share ideas on further opportunities for volunteering.

And of course, we will be celebrating the achievements of the last 3 years of the Master Gardener programme with cake!

The day will run from 11.00-4.30pm, with plenty of interactive elements and opportunities to ask questions.

Handouts will be provided and plans for an open composter will be available on demand. You will also receive a selection of complimentary organic seeds to take home to start the growing season.

Workshop Leader

Paul Richens, of Blue Dome Energies,  is a well known urban horticultural trainer who designed the Kings Cross Skip garden for the charity Global Generation, as well as other challenging city growing sites.

Venue: Kings Cross Skip Garden:  Beaconsfield St – At the junction of York Way & Copenhagen Street, Kings Cross, London N1 0AX

Directions: To get to the Skip Garden, walk up Kings Boulevard from King’s Cross or St Pancras International station, cross Granary Square, and follow the Skip Garden signs.

Download and print off our handy map.

Please note: N1 0AX will get you close to the Skip Garden if you are using a satnav or smartphone to get here.

How to Book

Send an email to: Nynke Brett, Coordinator, North London Master Gardeners

This is an exclusive course for Garden Organic Master Gardeners. Free attendance with RSVP. Places are limited and deadline for responses is 10th February.

Want to know more about previous trainings?

See our Recent in-service trainings with testimonies

Composting Tips from Master Gardener Phil Guest

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