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A series of Beginner No-Dig Growing Workshops


Mon, June 12, 18:00 —
Mon, July 17, 20:00


The Wash House Garden
136 Tollcross Road, Glasgow, G31 4XA

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Wash House

These sessions are a great way to meet fellow budding veg growers, learn foundational horticultural and no-dig principles, and get plenty of mud under your fingernails! Max will be drawing on his 10 years of experience as a grower to give you the most useful tips for gardening in an effective, ecological and enjoyable way. This serves as a great introductory foundation to those wanting to grow food, whether in a back garden, allotment, or market garden.

Topics covered will include propagation, soil health, composting and fertility, pest and disease management, year-round crop planning, harvesting, weed ID and management and companion planting.

This 6-week course will run from 6pm-8pm on Mondays, starting on the 12th June. We recommend attending all sessions, however, if you cannot make a session, let the course organisers know and we may be able to accommodate you on our Saturday course that is running concurrently.

Dates for the course: 12th June, 19th June, 26th June, 3rd July, 10th July, 17th July.

Hosted by Glasgow Community Food Network, with funding from The National Lottery Communities Fund.


The garden is entered via a fairly steep concrete ramp that leads to a black plastic/wood chipped path that goes through the middle of the growing space to the workshop area. The path is wide enough for a wheelchair but please note that the ground is uneven/wood chipped. There is no accessible toilet on-site, only a small compost toilet that is accessed via a step. The nearest wheelchair accessible and ambulant toilets are located at Parkhead Library, a 2 minute walk away. There are also changing facilities there. Seating and shelter from the rain is available.