Learn How to Grow Your Own Sustainable Organic Garden
Find out how you can grow your own food sustainably by attending this educational webinar with your co-workers about individual and community gardening—all while supporting environmental education programs for those experiencing mental health challenges.
1.5 hours
Online
8 to 50
English
London, United Kingdom
Best to book 1 week in advance

What you’ll do

This engaging and informative webinar focuses on the key issues of individual and community food growing in London and the UK. It will inspire you and your team to start growing your own food throughout the year from the safety your home, or to incorporate more sustainable gardening techniques into your current food growing space. It will give introductions about:

  • Community Growing & Volunteering
  • Permaculture, Forest Gardening, & Organic Growing Techniques
  • Your Site and How To Grow Food Sustainably


This is a fast-paced webinar packed full of information designed to stimulate ideas and inspire new ways of looking at home and community food growing, with interactive planning exercises based around your own growing conditions.

The agenda for this experience is as follows:

  • Background about Nonprofit (5 mins)
  • Ice-breaker Exercise (5 mins)
  • Webinar (1 hour)
    • Benefits of Home Growing
    • Why is My Plant Dying?
    • Sustainable Growing Techniques
    • Crops Types, Soil, Seed
    • Site Assessment
    • Pests & Diseases
    • Community Growing
    • Wider Impact
  • Q&A (15 mins)
  • Resources List + Conclusion (5 mins)

What else you should know

  • This experience will be conducted over Zoom. Before the event you will receive a link for the call. Participants will be encouraged to have their cameras on during the experience.

How you’ll make an impact

Environment
Health
Your contributions will go towards helping to deliver horticultural lessons and engagement with the natural world for people experiencing severe mental ill health. Referrals attend the garden once a week and learn how to grow and sustain an organic garden throughout the year. For many this is a life-changing opportunity to learn skills they can use to help manage their mental health for the rest of their lives. The nonprofit also offers online learning opportunities for those beneficiaries not yet able to return to the gardens due to the ongoing pandemic.

This nonprofit transforms vacant land in deprived urban areas into hubs for community engagement through horticulture, design, workshops, training and events – improving physical health, mental health, wellbeing and community cohesion. They provide quality education, training, employment and social enterprise initiatives that enable people who experience mental health issues to overcome barriers, fulfill their potential and participate fully in their community.

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