Thanks to the Tesco Bags of Good scheme we able to offer a fabulous range of courses completely free of charge.  We invite you to join us in the Community Garden; this is a wonderful opportunity to get involved, learn new skills and meet new people. APCG Workshop Poster

1.       Keep on Growing with horticulturalist Carol Stone. Extend the growing season for fruit & veg. What grows now to keep you well fed during the winter months?  This is a hands on course and will cover sowing, propagation, plant handling skills, planting out and crop protection.  Hard to imagine in the summer heat, but gardeners are one step ahead and we’ll learn how to keep those frosts at bay!

·        This course is on four Sunday mornings: – 26th Aug, 2nd, 9th and 16th Sept.  10am – 12.00

2.       Willow Art Workshop with local artist Maya Wolfe.  Using willow we will sculpt small garden ornaments of bugs and birdfeeders. You will create something beautiful to take home and we invite you to make something for the community garden.  Maya will also spend some time repairing the stunning willow dome and you are welcome to help and learn along the way – bring a picnic and enjoy a day in the garden while making beautiful things.

·        Sunday 9th of September, 10.30am start, or drop in later – we’ll be weaving all day

3.       CHILDRENS’ SESSION Grow, Cook, Eat – Summer in the Garden (for 8yrs and over) with community cookery teacher Lucy Holburn.  Gather, pick and play; harvesting the season’s bounty to cook over open fires and eat together. 

·        Thursday 30th August, 10am – 12.00

4.       Fresh from the Garden – Eating and Preserving with community cookery teacher Lucy Holburn.  Tasty ideas for using up seasonal gluts – cooking in the garden, eating together and making delicious treasures to take home and enjoy when the summer has faded. 

·        Sunday 2nd September 10am – 12.00

5.       Herbal Remedies for summer and autumn with horticulturalist Carol Stone.  How to identify, collect and store herbs on site. Do’s and don’ts for the hedgerow herbalist and making samples for personal use, such as herbal teas, vinegars and oils. 

·        Sunday 16th September 2.30 – 5pm

6.       Carve a Wooden Spoon in a day with Green Woodworker and Tutor Tim Gatfield

A day of practical spoon carving in the garden. Using fresh green wood to carve your individual spoon under the expert guidance of Tim. Enjoy the calm, reflective art of whittling whilst learning the safe use of a variety of tools and good spoon design.

·        Saturday 22nd September 10am – 4.30pm

Numbers are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.  These courses are fully funded by the Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme and therefore we are not charging for attendance.  We would ask that you commit to attending when you apply for a place and that if you are unable to attend you let us know in good time so that we can make the opportunity available for someone else. Thank you.

If you’re able to help us get the word out we would appreciate it – do circulate this email or print off the attached poster and pop it up somewhere prominent, thank you.

To enquire about a FREE place on a workshop or course please email aliceparkcg@gmail.com stating which course you would like to attend.