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

Autumn School Marketplace

Friday 13 October

London City Hall

Capital Growth will be hosting this event - all schools in London who grow food are invited to take part, but registration will be first come, first served basis. Each school can bring up to five people  to host their stall at the Marketplace, which will be open to City Hall staff and visitors. Please complete and return the application form by Wednesday 28 September.

Find out more here.


Upcoming Training

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

A Year in Your School Gardening Club

by RHS Campaign for School Gardening

Wednesday 18 October, Dunraven School

Three quarters of our school members run a weekly gardening club and gardening is a regular activity for the many groups that belong to the Campaign. Clubs are a fantastic way of providing open access to gardening for children and young people. They enable transformation of uninspiring grey areas to thriving green spaces in school. They are led by passionate individuals, dedicated to inspiring young people to learn new skills, to eat healthily and to make a positive contribution to their environment and community. £95.

Secondary Science Teach and Meet

by RHS Campaign for School Gardening

Wednesday 8 November, City Hall

This after school twilight session provides you with a series of plant-based science experiments that have been designed to inspire the imagination of students, whilst meeting the current Key Stage 4 Biology curriculum. Free.

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.                   


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

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.