Hedgelaying Course – Saturday November 17th 2018 9.30am -4pm
A very practical, hands on, one day course laying a Midland style hedge. Learn about this traditional skill on the job with Clive Leeke. All specialist tools and equipment supplied.
Hedge laying is a country craft that has been practiced for hundreds of years. Hedges are an important feature for our wildlife, providing habitat and food. Left unmanaged a hedgerow will continue to grow upwards and outwards and will eventually become a line of trees. Laying a hedge looks attractive and encourages the shrubs to regenerate keeping the hedge bushy and healthy. Once laid, regular trimming will keep it in good order for up to 50 years when it may be necessary to lay the hedge again, or even coppice it.
Throughout the day there will be breaks for refreshments and a chance to discuss any questions which arise during the sessions. This is a practical course so please wear comfortable clothing appropriate to the weather.
Price: £75 To include lunch and refreshments
Booking essential as places are limited. / 01628 825517
Location: The Ormandy Centre, Waltham Place.

Organic and Biodynamic Gardening Course
Step by step workshops to guide you through the gardening year
Turn your garden into a haven for nature and produce healthy food for your family and friends.
Join Biodynamic grower and seed specialist, Andre Tranquilini, in the gardens of Waltham Place. Through a series of 6 workshops Andre will share with you the biodynamic and organic practices that allow us to grow our fruits and vegetables without the need for artificial inputs or chemical pesticides. From the first steps of planning a vegetable garden to the final harvest of the year, Andre will offer his expert advice and guidance.

Module 1 – Planning an organic / biodynamic vegetable garden -Saturday 24th November 2018 -10am-5pm
Module 2 : Sowing seeds and plant propagation -Saturday 12th January 2019 – 10am-5pm
Module 3 : Cultivation and fertilisation -Saturday 2nd March 2019 – 10am-5pm
Module 4 : Health and vitality. Natural Prevention of pests and diseases -Saturday 6th April 2019 – 10am-5pm
Module 5 : Appreciation and guidance -Saturday 18th May 2019 – 10am-5pm
Module 6 : Harvesting and storage (including seed saving) -Saturday 29th June 2019 -10am-5pm

Cost: £20 per module or £100 for all 6 modules. To include tea and coffee.
Booking essential / 01628 825517
Meeting point:The Ormandy Centre, Waltham Place.