Small Space Growing

Strawberry plant
Sunday 21 April 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00

Transition Town Forres - Bogton Road Forres IV36 3TW

Transition Town Forres

TTF's Green Shoots project's eighth monthly community workshop is a hands-on opportunity for us to gather to learn and share tips all about growing food in small spaces. It's amazing what can be got out of a square metre bed, up a fence or even on windowsill. Suitable for seasoned gardeners or those just starting out.

Green Shoots project workers Martin and Barney will facilitate this workshop. We'll be covering topics such as:

  • Square foot gardening;
  • Ways to use your vertical dimension;
  • Upcycled planters;
  • Windowsills for herbs, microgreens and sprouts;
  • Maximising your harvest;
  • Doing it all on a tight budget;
  • Building a raised bed together for our garden - learn how easy it can be.

We'll spend some time outside (amount will be weather dependent) around the TTF garden and inside looking at demos, doing hands-on activities and having a good blethger.

Numbers are limited and early booking is advised. The workshop is aimed at adults alongside keen growers aged 15+.

This workshop is funded through the kind assistance of the National Lottery Community Fund 'Awards for All' programme and National Lottery players - which supports our new workshop programme and our regular Growing After School club. You will be able to leave a donation on the day towards general project running costs if you so wish.

Transition Town Forres's Green Shoots project works to raise awareness and build enthusiasm and skills around food growing and composting and their links to supporting personal health, biodiversity and tackling climate change. While we generally work with children, families and schools, these monthly themed workshops are an opportunity to reach further people in the community with our work, around a wide range of related topics.

*NOTE: We have now introduced a small charge for all our workshops, due to some no-shows stopping other from attending. Costs are still largely covered by our generous funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. If this charge could be an impediment to you attending, then please email to discuss.