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Master Gardener Training Day on Container Growing – Sat 4th October 2014


Master Gardener Training Day on Container Growing – Sat 4th October 2014

We hope you’ll come along to this fantastic opportunity to learn more about container growing.

The workshop’s morning session will cover What to grow in containers and spacing and cover choosing the best crops to grow in containers and what size containers are best.

We will also cover:

  •  How many plants can you grow in one container?
  •  What are the best recycled containers and where do you find them?

The afternoon session will cover Vertical growing, feeding and watering – Looking at simple, effective ways to grow vertically.

We will also cover:

  • feeding strategies for containers
  • when and how to use different fertilisers
  • how to re-use old compost
  • Six ways to make watering containers easier

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

The afternoon will also include a discussion on your current Master Gardener Volunteer Activities (personal and community/project growing).

The day will run from 10.30-5pm, with plenty of interactive elements and opportunities to ask questions.

Handouts will be provided and you will also receive a selection of complimentary organic seeds to take home.

Workshop Leader

Mark Ridsdill Smith, Vertical Veg
Mark started growing food on his balcony in London, frustrated with waiting for an allotment. He founded Vertical Veg to inspire others, share his learning and to promote urban food growing as a catalyst for change. He offers training, talks, and an online club for container growers

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 29th September.

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