HERB PLANTING WORKSHOP
Saturdays May 11, May 25, June 8 & June 22 from 10.30am to 12noon
£25 / £15 concessions (inc. Farm the City volunteers)
A great place to start growing your own – learn to sow, propagate and ‘plant out’ a combination of leafy and woody herbs. Guided from start to finish by expert grower James, head grower at Meanwhile Gardens, you will create your own portable herb garden using local compost, organic seeds and recycled materials. At the end of the four week course (4 sessions over 7 weeks) you will have a herb garden to take home and look after – you might never need to buy herbs again! Fresh herbs taste better and are higher in nutrition too. You’ll need to allow 3 months for the plants to fully mature and be ready for harvest, but once established you can harvest many times.
Learn to grow:
Rosemary Coriander Thyme Basil Sage Parsley Lavender Oregano Marjoram Chives
At the end of the course, you will take home a box with your choice of leafy and woody herbs, you will know how to sow different seeds, care for seedlings, transplant and maintain the plants. The herbs should be ready for harvesting after 3 months (some sooner, some later) and should continue to grow and be used for at least 3 years. The kitchen garden is best kept indoors on a light, warm windowsill or table (not scorching, but bright). Size of garden will be 50 x 30 x 40cm approx.
Book your place now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces are limited.
All materials and tuition are included in the price. We’ve kept the price low by sourcing recycled materials and promoting online. If you can help us by spreading the word about this workshop to people you think might be interested, that would be a great help in making the project sustainable.