Training and events

Photo: RHS/James Pursell

Photo: RHS/James Pursell

Food Growing Schools: London brings together the very best of London’s food growing expertise, information and support, with the ambition to inspire and equip every school in London to grow their own food. Discover London school food growing workshops and events led by our partners below or take a look at Capital Growth's Event and Training Calendar or RHS Schools Training Courses.  

Upcoming Events and Training

Looking to start growing food or do you want to get more out of your school garden? These training opportunities from our partners and organisations in London can help you take the next step!  

Apply Primary Maths & English Skills Outdoors

Wednesday 28 February, John Ruskin Primary School

This RHS course will open your mind and classroom door to discover the possibilities of learning outdoors. In this engaging and interactive workshop you will be introduced to some new (and easy to replicate) approaches to taking the indoors outside. Harness the powerful potential of your alfresco spaces and explore a range of curriculum based activities that will stir a sense of adventure in your young learners. The session cost is £95.

 

Gardening Links to Literacy from Early Years to Key Stage 2

Friday 13 March, Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses

Join the HCGA at the beautiful glasshouses in Ravenscourt Park to get new ideas for linking literacy with gardening, environmental activities and learning outside the classroom. With lots of resources to look at and hands on activities. Aimed at those working in Primary Education. Free to schools in Kensington and Chelsea.  The session cost is £30.

 

Spring Networking Event

Wednesday 14 March, Pop Brixton

Join Capital Growth for a few training tasters to inspire you ahead of the 2018 growing season and find out all about this year's Big Dig. The night is a mix of practical training and laidback time to chat with others. Anyone with an interest in food, and growing in London is welcome to come along. The session costs £10-£15.

 

Grandparent Gardening Week

Monday 19 - Friday 23 March

Soil Association Food For Life Grandparent Gardening Week aims to help schools and Early Years settings get support from the local community to kick start their gardens into action after the winter. Register your school for free.

     

Planting and planning your curriculum link

Wednesday 14 March, Ravenscourt Park

HCGA's expert School Gardeners know the best varieties to plant in order to harvest food crops before the end of the summer term as well as which plants will survive the summer holidays for harvesting in the autumn.  Square foot gardening and Shelf Life are fun ways to grow in a small space and these inspiring ideas will help you to make the best of your space this year.

 

Gardening Links to Literacy from Early Years to Key Stage 2

Friday 27 April, Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses

Join HGCA at the beautiful glasshouses in Ravenscourt Park to get new ideas for linking literacy with gardening, environmental activities and learning outside the classroom. With lots of resources to look at and hands on activities. Aimed at those working in Primary Education. Free to schools in Kensington and Chelsea.  The session cost is £30.

 

 

Visit Capital Growth's food-growing training webpage to see a full and current list of the opportunities available in London.

Visit the RHS Campaign for School Gardening training calendar to find opportunities available in London.                   
 


Workshops

Food Growing Schools: London workshops for school staff and local volunteers led by Garden Organic are packed full of simple and achievable growing tips, whatever the size of your growing space – from starting container growing, through to managing an established school garden. Food growing can be integrated into your primary and secondary curriculum activities, and growing food can involve the whole school across a myriad of subjects (from Science, to English, Maths, Design and Technology and more).

If you would like to arrange a workshop or would be interested in finding out more, please contact fgsLondon@gardenorganic.org.uk


Career development for young people

Visit our careers webpage to find information and inspiration about careers in horticulture for young people.


To find out more ways to get involved and grow food in your school, see the options in the menu.