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  • Beginners Learn to Grow course - Saturdays

Join us as we learn how to grow with a no-dig method, all the way from planning to harvesting. The course will be hands on, in the mud, at the Wash House Garden.


Sat, April 6, 10:00 —
Sat, June 1, 16:00


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

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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 is a course comprised of three growing days. To be eligible to take part you must be committed to attending the full course. A short 10 minute pre-course check in will be scheduled following completion of this form to find out why you're interested in joining the course and what you hope to gain from it. 

There are 15 places available based on a first come first serve basis and any further applications will be added to the waitlist. Completion of this form doesn't guarantee a spot on the course.  

Free 12 hour Growing Course

10 am- 4pm on Saturdays


Saturday 6th April 

Saturday 4th May 

Saturday 1st June 


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


There will be a 1 hour lunch break. Please bring your own lunch or something to share as a potluck dish. 


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.

Anyone who needs a quiet space and some time out during a session is encouraged to use the whole of the garden to find space, including the tunnels. Please just make sure to not step on any of the growing areas. There are two bee hives in the far corner of the garden behind the tunnels, so please don’t go near the hives without PPE.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cara at [email protected] 

The Learn to Grow course is delivered as part of Food and Climate Action, a project delivered in partnership with 6 organisations in Glasgow and funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. 

For more information, visit glasgowfood.net/projects/food-climate-action