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Communigrow start your own veg patch

27th-27th April 2024

Start your own veg patch for beginners with Communigrow

(the 'no dig' way)

Communigrow, Communigrow Field, East Malling, Aylesford, UK

Join our small group workshop on Saturday 27th April, 10am-12.30pm at Communigrow in East Malling.

This session is the perfect start for beginners who want to start growing their own chemical free food this season.

Programme of learning:

  • Introduction and tour of Communigrow
  • Theory Behind ‘no dig’
  • Practical session – constructing and setting out a raised bed
  • Theory of seed sowing – different sowing methods including soil blocking, agriland and traditional
  • Problems – pests and diseases
  • Plan your own vegetable bed with tutor support

Course Tutor

Gavin Hughes is the Community Gardener at Communigrow. Gavin is responsible for all horticultural aspects on our 2.4 acre site. This includes growing all of our vegetables, teaching skills and theory to our volunteers and beneficiaries and planning for the development of the site.

Gavin has a RHS Diploma in Horticulture as well as a teaching qualification, and he has also taught the RHS qualification to mature students.

In 2018 Gavin was privileged to work at RHS Chelsea on the Spirit of Cornwall Garden.

About Communigrow

Communigrow is a sustainable food education charity based in East Malling. We teach people to grow food in a chemical free way, working in harmony with nature.