The climate change garden - Masterclass

Ryton Organic Gardens
Thursday, 24 June 2021 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

It’s no longer gardening as usual - Our masterclass will demonstrate how by working more closely with the natural world, one can build greater resilience for people, plate, and the planet overall. 

With a nod to the pre-Victorian peasant gardens of yore, Kim will explain how to grow fruit and vegetables productively in the face of increasing weather extremes. Our masterclass will include working with perennials, creating biodiversity and why we should, soil protection, watering during the summer, seed saving, no-dig, and much more besides.

Topics covered

  • The trouble with many modern gardening methods 
  • Working with nature for natural pest control 
  • Lots of low maintenance, resilient gardening tricks, and layout ideas
  • How to become a climate change savvy gardener starting now 

Our Masterclasses are delivered from within the surroundings of our brand new organic demonstration garden and are all led by our team of horticultural experts – Emma O’Neill, Chris Collins & Kim Stoddart.

Masterclasses allow you the opportunity to discover each topic in more depth and detail. Each session is three hours long and includes refreshments and a guided tour of our organic demonstration garden.

Masterclasses are suitable for gardeners of all levels. 

If you want a more bite-sized training option, you might like to consider our one-hour skills sessions.
Return to our course listing for more details.

Course leader: Kim Stoddart
A popular gardening journalist, editor, trainer, and vibrant, accessible speaker, Kim has been writing for publications such as The Guardian and running resilient growing courses since 2013. Kim has gardening columns in magazines, including Grow Your Own and Country Smallholding magazines, and edits The Organic Way for Garden Organic. Kim is also the author of The Climate Change Garden book. Kim is keen to show how wildlife-friendly, organic grow your own can help build resilience against the greater extremes of weather caused by climate change. 

Garden tour: Our garden tour will demonstrate how to establish and maintain an organic garden and reveal the organic principles we use such as companion planting, crop rotation, soil management, composting, pest and disease management, and seasonal activities. There will be plenty of time with the garden team to ask your organic growing questions and time to explore the garden for yourself.

What you need to bring: Suitable outdoor clothing & footwear

Booking a place: 

Booking a place: Places are limited and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact us for more information and to reserve a place. Alternatively, book a place or register your interest online.

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Contact Phone: 
024 7630 3517