Glasshouse & polytunnel growing- Masterclass

Ryton Organic Gardens
Saturday, 13 November 2021 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

This masterclass is now full. Please head to our events section for details of our remaining courses and garden tours for 2021.

With increasing weather extremes polytunnel growing really is a powerful ally in the battle against climate change. As well as delightfully extending the growing season, Kim will explain how to use a polytunnel or greenhouse all year round to produce growing whatever the weather.

Kim will cover lots of time and money-saving, resilient tips and tricks during the session. These will include the best self-seeding produce for seedlings for free, mixed planting and other ideas for better natural pest control, watering methods for low maintenance and how to grow edibles over winter. 

Topics covered:

  • Polytunnel maintenance and care for the best results 
  • How to work with wildlife to create a fuss-free, biodiverse under-cover space  
  • Seed saving and resilience boosting tricks and tips 
  • What to plant now for produce over winter 

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: 

This masterclass is now full. Please head to our events section for details of our remaining courses and garden tours for 2021.

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Contact Phone: 
024 7630 3517