Saving the planet one mouthful at a time

Food Growing Training

EcoLocal offers six week Beginners Food Growing Courses which give you practical experience from preparing the land, learning techniques and planting right through to harvesting and storing. We also offer a fantastic range of one day and half day workshops. For more details see below or email

6 Week Food Growing Courses – now booking to start Saturday 21st April and 29th September 2018


If you are just starting out, or would like to get some more detailed knowledge of food growing, then this course is for you. Over 6 weeks you will learn everything you need to know to confidently grow your own fruit and veg. Click on the picture for more information …

Keeping Chickens – Saturday 21st July 2018


Learn the basics for keeping your own chickens, including: Where and how to house them, daily maintenance and what to feed them. Also get the chance to see and handle a range of breeds. Click on the chicken for more information …

School Allotment Sessions

Are you a school or a teacher looking to teach children about food or gardening?

Why not sign up for our school’s allotment sessions?

Suitable for students in Key Stage 2, we give them the experience of a real working allotment, go on a quiz trail see how different vegetables are grown and much more!

For more details, find our leaflet here

Jobs for the garden in September

August is a deceptive month. Preoccupied with long hazy days of high summer, we barely notice the nights creeping in.

By the time September rolls around the change in season feels more abrupt, the evenings darker, the mornings crisper and the garden beginning its graceful descent into autumn and winter.

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