Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens – this weekend!

9 Aug

Make sure you get your booking in for the Incredible Edible Somerset Open Gardens!

If you are hoping to attend some of the free workshops taking place this weekend you will need to register with your email address, so that we can send you directions to the workshop locations that are taking place in private gardens! http://incredible-edible-somerset.ning.com/page/open-gardens

Haven’t heard about what is going on? Feast your green fingers on:

*Fertility Building Workshop: Healthy Soil for Healthy Harvests, Saturday 11th 10-12am – Find out how to best care for you soil with Jane Sweetman from Somerset Community Food. Want to know your mulches from your green manures? Want to know how to feed a living soil so that your plants grow healthy & strong? The make sure you get to this workshop!

*Growing & Using Russian Comfrey (Bocking 14) Workshop, Saturday 11th 2-5pm – Learn about the many uses of this wonder plant from compost tea making to mulching & how to can make a difference to your garden.

*Soft Fruit Growing Workshop, Saturday 11th 2.30-4.30pm – Love making jams or preserves, fruit cordials and more? Find out how to grow fruit for your family at this workshop which introduces you to how to best manage your fruiting bushes in your garden.

*Forest Gardening, Saturday 1-4pm – Interested in letting nature do the work? Want to know more about forest gardening in principle & practice? Then participate in this workshop with Axbridge Community Allotment.

*How to make paper logs, Sunday 10-12 – Want to know how to save money on your fuel bills by making logs out of newspaper? Learn the simple techniques at this free workshop taking place in Street & have a nosey around the family’s edible garden too.

*Introduction to permaculture, Sunday 10-12 – Want to learn what this ‘permaculture’ thing is all about? Have a practical introduction to permaculture & the principles involved and pick up tips on how to apply them in your life or garden.

*Grow your own medicine, Sunday 2-4pm – How to cultivate medicinal plants in any sized garden, sustainable wildcrafting, managing habitat to support wild plants and more. Click here to see some recent pictures of the garden where the workshop is taking place.

*How to Grow Winter Veg, Sunday 2-4pm with experienced gardener Stephanie Hafferty. Want fresh salad over winter? Learn how at this workshop!

Also open to the public are community orchards, edible home gardens, therapeutic horticulture projects in more. Visit http://incredible-edible-somerset.ning.com/page/open-gardens for all the details!

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