Training for Trainers

This course is for individuals and organisations who are supporting others to take part in community growing activities. It takes place on three consecutive Mondays. Covering the basic content of our ‘Introduction to Organic Growing’ course, it provides participants with engaging and interactive ways of teaching these topics to others. A basic knowledge of horticulture is required.

The course is delivered through a combination practical activities, discussions, demonstrations, and interactive games, and is accredited by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). A certificate will be awarded upon completion of a short written assessment.

An Introduction to Organic Growing

The next course will take place over two dates Saturday  and Sunday the 22nd and 23rd of July 9.30 until 4.30 at Bridgend Growing Communities.

This course for aspiring growers is taught as eight individual modules. Together, these provide all the basic knowledge and skills that you’ll need to grow your own vegetables and fruit organically — whether in a garden, on an allotment, or as part of a community project. Each course module lasts between two and three hours and deals with a separate topic, as follows:

  • getting growing
  • site design
  • soils and compost
  • planning and crop rotation
  • seeds and container growing
  • weeds
  • plant care
  • harvesting

The course is delivered through a combination practical activities, discussions, demonstrations, and interactive games, and is accredited by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). A certificate can be awarded upon completion of a short written assessment.

The fee for this course is £75. Please sign up here.

Get Growing!

BGC’s two-hour introductory workshops on organic food growing are ideal for those who want a taste of the growing experience. You’ll learn:

• what to sow – when, where and how
• some simple plant-raising techniques
• the seasonal tasks in the gardener’s calendar
• the principles of organic growing

There’s an emphasis on activity, participation and fun. At the end of the session, everyone leaves with something to start their own edible garden, as well as a tool-kit full of ideas and useful tips.