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Courses and Workshops

The experienced team of horticulturists at the Propagation Place has been providing gardening tips and advice for many years so they've created an Online Vegetable Gardening Course for Beginners!

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Throughout the year we run a series of courses and workshops including the renown Organic Gardening Course by Tim Foster and several Keeping Chickens' Workshops.

Feel free to contact us if you'd like to partner or offer your own course by hiring a Farm site. We have several spaces available for hire, including classrooms, kitchens, a private woodland and a community building.


Online Vegetable Gardening Course

The Propagation Place's Online Vegetable Gardening Course for Beginners acts as a companion and guide into your first forays into growing your own vegetables.

The course material is a mixture of videos, activities and written information.


Organic Gardening Course by Tim Foster

Tim Foster running organic gardening course

Start date for the next course: February 2023.
Request to be placed on the waiting list for 2023 by filling out this contact form or by emailing office@swcityfarm.co.uk.

We run an annual organic and allotment gardening course, starting each February, for those who want to learn how to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

This course, now in its 20th year — the best of its kind in Bristol — is designed with a great a mixture of theory and practice.

Horticulture teacher and author Tim Foster shares his knowledge and skills, from pruning to sowing, pests to composting, rotations to companion planting and much more.

Each session consists of approximately two hours of theory at the Community Room, followed by a one hour practical session on nearby allotments.


Keeping Chickens

chicks in incubator

We also offer courses for those intending to keep their own chickens. If you want to put your name on the waiting list for the next one, please email Farmer Bill on animals@swcityfarm.co.uk.

Get in touch

Call the office or email us to book your place or to enquire about course dates: 0117 9428241 or office@swcityfarm.co.uk.