Growing some of your own produce is one of the most empowering experiences going, especially now as lockdown restricts us and food security concerns abound. This course is ideal for anyone with a polytunnel that wants to learn how to use it most effectively all year round (including to have lots of luscious fresh produce over winter)
Online course also available - see my other listings.
With lots of time and money saving tricks, plus an emphasis on working with nature and building resilience, Kim will show you how to nurture delicious home grown fruit and vegetables around our changing climate, with little to no fuss at all.
Kim is a popular Guardian gardening journalist and The Organic Way editor and has been running workshops and courses since 2014 from her training gardens as well as around the UK for everyone from Kirsty Allsopp's handmade festival to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. Kim is also the author of The Climate Change Garden Book.
Get in touch for more details and to book your place.
It'll change the way you use your polytunnel for the better for ever.
COVID UPDATE - Courses are being run again with smaller groups in my large training gardens with extra cleaning measures and facilities in place. All attendees are contacted to confirm they have no covid symptoms pre course.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
A copy of Kim's climate change gardening book which includes lots of resilience ideas relevant to under cover growing, plants to take home and refreshments throughout the day.
1 day (9:30am to 3:00pm)
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1 day (9:30am to 3:00pm)
An amazing course fully packed of knowledge and that has helped us to break with the most common stigmas of planting and gardening by using common sense and observation.
Learnt a lot about "no dig" and "mixed planting". Techniques we're definitely using from now on!
We fully recommend it!
Response from Green Rocket Courses:Thank you Elsa. It was lovely to meet you both. So glad you enjoyed. Happy climate change savvy GYO. Kim
Came on the Grow Your Own course in June and really enjoyed it. Have been growing veg for many years but was interested in Kim's ideas about growing different plants together. It made me think about how I do things and will certainly experiment more. The course was really well organised and Kim made sure that she covered lots of things to suit all in the group. Highly recommended.
What a great day, learnt so much and came away with a goody box of veg plants to grow on myself. Inspired to use what I have learnt now in our newly sited Polytunnel.
Thanks again for a fabulous day & you even arranged the weather!
Response from Green Rocket Courses:Thank you Denise.That's great to hear. It was a real pleasure to meet you. Kim
Really enjoyed this course. Kim was great and full of knowledge and inspiration. The course ran at our pace so nothing was rushed and every question we had was answered in depth. The practical side was fun which made this even better. Kim offered loads of advice regarding setting up green houses and poly tunnels which was very useful.
Thanks again Kim.
Excited to squeeze onto one of Kim’s last courses before lockdown, and so glad I did! Great to get Kim’s fresh ideas on year-round productive cropping in polytunnels. My favourites; chard & purple sprouting broccoli still cropping after 4 years! So much to learn whether you’re just starting out or have been growing for a while. A great course for curious minds. If you get a chance, go for it! Thank you Kim!
Kim makes her sessions so interesting and informative. She helped to install a sense of confidence in me as I've been slightly daunted by my garden. Lots of great tips & solid advice. Can't recommend her courses enough!!
Kim is definitely one of the new breed of gardeners so needed at the moment. I came away feeling totally inspired and motivated by her knowledge and positive attitude. Having done a course with Kim before I found myself referring to her book and as a result found my confidence in the garden growing ( excuse the pun )
Nothing like having this expert advice online though.
This was my first online course. I found it engaging and insightful and will definitely be signing up to future courses with Kim. I definitely recommend giving it a go
I went to this course with my mum last year and we had an absolutely fantastic day. I cannot recommend it highly enough! Kim treated us to a lovely lunch and refreshments throughout the day and I came away from the course with practical skills and knowledge that I could use at home. Everything Kim showed us could be used in any size garden regardless of your knowledge/skill.
Excellent course and well organised. The course caters for all levels and I personally took away a few ideas especially about "no dig" gardening. Kim was very informative and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.