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We offer an extensive list of horticultural and food related / sustainability courses and workshops across Oxfordshire and throughout the UK.
Our courses fall into the following categories:

  • Gardening
  • Food Production
  • Food Processing, Preserving and Storing
  • Small scale Agriculture
  • Personal Resilience and Self-Care
  • Social Permaculture and Healthy Communities 
  • Eco Building theory

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

Our course list

Our courses are from half days and evenings to full 15 day courses run in modules. 

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Horticulture and gardening 

Year-round crop planning Half-day course with Edge LandscapingEvening course with Edge Landscaping
Wildlife gardening Half-day course with Edge LandscapingEvening course with Edge Landscaping
Natural pest & disease management Half-day course with Edge LandscapingEvening course with Edge Landscaping
Making edible hanging baskets Half-day course with Edge LandscapingEvening course with Edge Landscaping
Introduction to growing herbs Half-day course with Edge LandscapingEvening course with Edge Landscaping
Seed to harvest Full-day course with Edge LandscapingEvening course with Edge Landscaping
Introduction to permaculture Full-day course with Edge LandscapingEvening course with Edge Landscaping
Designing edible spaces Full-day course with Edge LandscapingEvening course with Edge Landscaping
Introduction to permaculture design Weekend course with Edge Landscaping
Practical edible horticulture 4-day accredited course with edge
Urban & small-scale food production 4-day accredited course with edge
Designing for self-sufficiency 4-day accredited course with edge
Permaculture design course 15 day accredited courses with edge

Cooking & food preservation

Cooking with edible flowers Half-day course with Edge LandscapingEvening course with Edge Landscaping
Wild berry beverages Half-day course with Edge LandscapingEvening course with Edge Landscaping
Growing & cooking with herbs Half-day course with Edge LandscapingEvening course with Edge Landscaping
Sprouting beans, legumes & grains Half-day course with Edge LandscapingEvening course with Edge Landscaping

Individual and Community Health

Herbal medicine Half-day course with Edge LandscapingEvening course with Edge Landscaping
Natural cleaning & beauty products Half-day course with Edge LandscapingEvening course with Edge Landscaping
Eating by seasons Half-day course with Edge LandscapingEvening course with Edge Landscaping
Introduction to social permaculture Full-day course with Edge LandscapingEvening course with Edge Landscaping
Personal resilience Full-day course with Edge LandscapingEvening course with Edge Landscaping

Eco Building

Introduction to the theory of eco building Full-day course with Edge Landscaping

Additional information

Due to COVID-19, we have moved a lot of our leaning online, whilst still offering a practical outdoor learning experience with our Practical Food Growing course.

*NEW ONLINE COURSES*

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.

Full Course Descriptions

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. 

Accreditation

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 would to hear from you if you are a learning institution wishing to develop new courses in food production or horticulture as this is something we could help with.

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.

We also love working in schools and would love to discuss your requirements.

Online Permaculture Design Course Content

The following topics are covered via online self-directed learning, group discussions, live lessons and online 1-1 tutorials:

Practical Edible Horticulture

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

Urban and Small-Scale Food Production 

  • Growing fruit
  • Orchards
  • Forest Gardens
  • Urban food production
  • Propagation
  • Edible Flowers
  • Small scale enterprise

Designing for self-sufficiency

  • Designing spaces
  • Client work
  • Producing designs to a set brief
  • Design presentations

Introduction to the theory of Eco Building

  • Material choices
  • Eco building methods
  • Retrofitting
  • Energy use and management
  • Sustainable cities

Social permaculture & Healthy Community Groups

  • Decision making processes
  • Permaculture principles and their application in life
  • Sustainable Finance and Economic systems
  • Community land and spaces
  • Healthy Community groups
  • Conflict resolution

Personal Resilience, Mindfulness & Self-Care

  • Health and Nutrition
  • Diet and Exercise
  • Optimism
  • Purpose in life:
    • Goal setting
    • Mind mapping
    • Mindfulness and meditation

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 at edge landscaping

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