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Sat 2 Feb 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Seed to Plate - Making Compost at Home
Walled Garden Packing Shed, Hardwick Road, Whitchurch-on-Thames RG8 7RB

Principles, techniques and tips for making and using your own high-quality compost from kitchen and garden materials

This workshop is aimed at beginner or more experienced gardeners who wish to develop their skills in organic, sustainable gardening techniques and want to learn more about compost making.

What will you learn? This workshop will take you through the basics, deal with your queries and build your confidence to make your own compost. It will involve both a theoretical and a practical session and introduce participants to key essentials, including:

  • what are the benefits and values of compost
  • how to produce quality compost for home-grown garden cropping
  • identify suitable materials and their sourcing
  • learn about different composting systems
  • look into needed equipment
  • how to build the compost heap
  • how to manage a compost heap
  • how to use your compost
Wed 6 Feb 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
"In Our Hands" film screening
Conference Hall, RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS

Transition Town Reading and Reading Food Growing Network, in partnership with World Film Club, present a screening of "In Our Hands".

In Our Hands is the inspiring story behind the blood, sweat and tears of the British farmers seizing the Brexit moment to outgrow the industrial food system.

After the film everyone is welcome to stay for a short discussion.

Suggested donation £3.

Fri 22 Feb 2019 9:30 am
- Sun 24 Feb 2019 4:30 pm
Three day intensive gardening course
Ridgeline Trust Garden, 25 Whiteknights Road, Reading RG6 7BY

An opportunity to learn about gardening and socialise with members of various community groups.

The course covers soil, garden planning, composting, pest management, harvesting, sourcing of materials.

People with disabilities and sensory needs are welcome to apply as support will be provided.

The course is offered by the Integrated Research & Development Centre; IRDC is a registered community interest company.

Course costs: Per participant £60 which covers tea, biscuits, local garden visits travel cost, certificate

Thu 28 Feb 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arborfield Gardening Association AGM
Arborfield Village Hall, Eversley Road, Arborfield RG2 9PQ

AGM plus Cheese and Wine

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