Events & Workshops

We run a variety of events and workshops related to food growing throughout the year. These are run in one of our award winning community gardens and are designed to be fun, hands on and informative.

Workshops

Aimed at people of all abilities our workshops cover a range of horticulture skills from food growing to building earth ovens and more. These practical courses will enable you to pick up skills that you can use again and again. You’ll go away from each course with an abundance of ideas, advice and handy tips to inspire and de-mystify the gardening world.

2015 Workshops

2015 dates will be released soon.

Events

APPLE DAY 2016

Enjoy the best of autumn at our 2016 Apple Day taking place during half-term on

Wednesday 26th October, 11.30am-2.30pm.

Prepare your own pizza and/or apple tart to be baked in the earth oven, take part in apple related craft activities and games for the whole family and press your very own  juice with locally harvested apples. All this in the beautiful and relaxing Masefield Community Garden (Lindsey Avenue, off Bunbury Rd, Northfield, B31 2DT) waiting to be explored.

The gardening volunteers will also be available to give you a tour and answer your gardening related questions.

For more information contact Anne on 0121 448 0119 or email admin@northfieldecocentre.com.

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Previous Events & Workshops

Previous Events

Apple Day – juicing, picking, craft activities and story telling previously ran in Victoria Common at their community orchard.

The Big Dig – an annual event for people wanting to get their hands dirty and help improve local spaces. Previous events have been run at Masefield Community Garden.

The Big Lunch – an annual event bringing communities together around food. We’ve run events at Masefield and the Ecocentre which have always been very popular and lots of fun.

Previous Workshops

If any of these take your fancy, let us know and we’ll consider putting another course on if there is enough demand.

Email us to show your interest: enquiries@northfieldecocentre.com

Fruit Tree Grafting – Learn the technique of crafting fruit tree wood onto a variety of root stocks to create your own fruit trees at a fraction of the price and even experiment with a some new combinations.

Fruit Tree Pruning – Learn the skills and theory required to maintain fruit trees, ensuring they thrive, reducing disease and increasing yields.

Basic Food Growing – A series of workshops covering the basics of food growing

Constructing Raised Beds – A practical, hands on workshop teaching you how to create raised beds

Others courses include; Plastic Bottle Green House, Composting Course, How to Build an Earth oven, Container Gardening