We deliver practical training from our demonstration market garden at Sheepdrove Organic Farm in Berkshire

We lecture at Oxford Brookes University

We also teach bespoke training & CPD by request

We offer an extensive list of horticultural and food related courses & workshops throughout the UK.  We can deliver at your venue.

We also run regular online taster courses for free, and online courses at a reduced rate from our practical courses, to account for the lack of practical content.

Our courses fall into the following categories:

  • Gardening at home
  • Commercial Food Production
  • Soil health & Regeneration
  • Propagation
  • Small scale Agriculture
  • FARMSTART (fully funded)

We teach individuals and groups of people, aged 16+, in a variety of settings: Colleges, Schools, Workplaces, Community Centres and private venues by request.

Professional gardeners, growers and commercial farmers - click for more info

Market Garden Design & set up

Commercial food production

High value crop production

Propagation for the edible garden

Practical courses

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Herbs and Herbal Remedies

Biodiverse Gardens



Kitchen Gardening

Forest Gardens & Food Forests

Diverse Diets & Gardens

Herbs and Herbal Remedies

Edible Perennials

Self-sufficiency at Home

Propagation for the Edible Garden

Biodiverse Gardens

Soil Health & Composting


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Online learning

All the topics (left) are covered in our taster courses (FREE) and our online courses.

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All our courses are delivered using a mix of discussion, interactive activities, individual, pair and group work, films and practical activities, working to clearly set learning objectives.

We can deliver at your site and leave you with an edible garden to enjoy.

Our trainers are Safeguarding trained, First Aid trained and hold valid DBS checks.

Child-care & learning

We have an experienced childcare specialist within our team who can devise activities and learning experiences for children aged 3-13. Still incorporating the same ecological principles that our Adult courses do, our Children’s workshops will engage and inspire children with the outdoor world.

There are also opportunities for people to learn as a family with our family sustainability and growing learning experiences. 

Landscape Professionals - click for more info

CPD and in person bespoke training in edible landscapes & biodiversity net gain


We have previously developed certified courses in horticultural, agricultural and sustainability to encourage more people into food production as a career or income stream ,and to encourage more food to be produced local to its source.

We have also written the new T-level in Horticulture for Cirencester College, and delivered Productive Landscape training to students at Oxford Brookes University on Urban Design, Architecture and Sustainable Development modules. 

Our specialism lies in training people to get them ready to start a food enterprise or gain a small income from food production - from selling eggs or honey, to herbs or edible flowers, or jam making for farmer's markets.

Topics we cover in our teaching include, but aren't limited to:

Beginners and Improvers

  • Organic Gardening
  • Composting
  • Raised beds
  • Herbs and their uses
  • Seasonal planning
  • Wildlife Gardening
  • Ponds and Swales
  • Herbal Remedies
  • Propagation techniques

Commercial growers

  • Agroforestry
  • Agroecology
  • Integrated animal systems
  • Forest Gardens
  • Urban Food Production
  • Propagation techniques
  • High value crop production
  • Edible & Cut flowers
  • Orchards
  • Fruit, Veg, Herb, Nut production
  • Food enterprise

Landscape Professionals

  • Urban Food Production
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Management models for community projects
  • Routes to market
  • Community consultation

Contact us about our courses and training

If you would like to get more details on our courses or book a place please email us

Vegetable growing workshop with edgePermaculture design in practice. edge teaches permaculture design courses at various venues and can teach at your venue Watching a Farm for the Future film on edge's Permaculture Design Course