10 Outdoor Living Courses in June

The Howard-Higgins Vegetable Course
Date:  Wednesday, 04 June – Thursday, 05 June  / Time: 09:30am - 5pm / Where: Well End Micro Farm, Hertfordshire / Price: £45.00 per day (includes an organic lunch) / Eco camp sites available £5.00 per night
Learn some revolutionary techniques in Hertfordshire, the green belt of north London. The course covers site planning, ground water management, plant selections and planting with copper tools. Learn how to produce 3-4 crops a year on the same ground using the 4 Moon-planting rules. Click here to find out more and book a space.

An Introduction to Beekeeping
Date: Friday, 8 June / Time: 10am - 5pm / Where: Kitchen Garden, Gloucestershire / Price: £100.00 (includes light lunch)
Local apiarist Tanya Hawkes will guide you through the theory, equipment and bee handling skills necessary to manage your own colony of bees. This course will provide enough of an overview and the confidence to make your own first steps in beekeeping. Click here to find out more and book a space.

Learn all about husbandry in the beautiful Devon country side - photo courtesy of The Husbandry School.

Foundation in Husbandry Skills
Date: Saturday, 9 June – Sunday, 10 June / Time: 10am - 4pm / Where: The Husbandry School, Devon / Price: £120.00 (includes lunch)
If you are interested in growing more of the food you eat each week, and wish to do so in a natural, ethical and sustainable way then this two day course on Husbandry is for you! Husbandry is the practice of productively managing nature's ecologies within your own boundaries and capabilities. The course covers topics such as making and using raised beds, propagating plants for cuttings and handling and sowing seeds. Click here to find out more and book a space.

Make Hand-tied Posies From Flowers in Your Garden
Date: Monday, 11 June / Time: TBA / Where: Common Farm, Somerset / Price: £55.00 (includes flowers, drinks and nibbles)
Spend an evening with Georgie in the gardens at Common Farm, learning about cutting, conditioning and creating wonderful bouquets from your own garden by practising with the Common Farm's flowers. Click here to find out more and book a space.

Join Sara for a bit of country life in London and learn all about keeping chickens at Hen Corner.

Urban Hens – Keeping Chickens in London
Date: Wednesday, 13th June / Wednesday, 27 June / Where: Hen Corner, West London / Time: 18:30 – 20:00 / Price: £20.00
A summer’s evening spent in the Hen Corner's kitchen garden learning all about keeping chickens in an urban garden. You will have the opportunity to handle a hen, ask questions and all delegates go home with course notes, a certificate and a goodie bag! Click here to find out more and book a spot.

Permaculture Introductory Weekends
Date: Saturday, 16 June – Sunday, 17 June / Time: TBA / Where: Spitafileds City Farm, London / Price: £120.00
This introductory course looks at the foundations of permaculture and learning about some of the practical tools it offers The course cover topics such as  Permaculture ethics, principles and design. Click here to find out more and book a spot.

Lambs lazing at Mumbleys Farmhouse

Starting your Allotment
Date: Wednesday, 20 June / Time: 10am - 1pm / Where: Mumbleys Farmhouse , South Gloucestershire /Price: £40.00 (including teas/coffee and plenty of freshly baked home-made cakes)
This half day course focuses on organic methods and is suitable for anyone who has a vegetable garden, allotment or is thinking of starting one. It aims to give you the knowledge and skills you will need to create an attractive and productive plot all year round. The June course is the summer course so the topics include water management, composting, organic fertilisers, propagation and starting veg for harvesting in the winter. Click here to find out more and book a spot.

Your Allotment –a guide to NOT losing the plot!
Date: Saturday, 23 June / Time: 09:30am- 12:30pm and 2pm - 5pm / Where: Inverleith Park, Edinburgh and Dumbryden allotments, Edinburgh / Price: £95 or £55 for new plot-holders.
This hands-on course is for allotment holders and all aspiring gardeners. The course will be delivered in twelve 3-hour sessions throughout the year, and provides all the knowledge and skills needed for a successful growing season. Click here to find out more and book a spot.

Husbandry Matters for the Garden
Date: Sunday, 24 June / Time: 10am to 4pm / Where: The Husbandry School, Devon / Price: £60.00 (includes lunch)
The course covers Husbandry principles and practice in a small space. Learn how to plan future projects in a sustainable way, setting up good practice right from the start. Topics covered include planning the space, companion gardening, plant health, pest control and plan supports. Click here to find out more and book a spot.

Establishing a Wildflower Habitat Meadow
Date: Friday, 29 June 2012 / Time: 9.30am - 12.15pm / Where: Chorley or Wigan (to be confirmed.) / Price £45
This course covers the golden rules for success in establishing a wildflower habitat, including how to test and prepare the soil, the top ten plants for pollinators and choosing and using wildflowers to suit different conditions. Click here to find out more and book a spot.

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