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Understanding soil life, composting & wormeries

  • Regent's Park Allotment Garden NW1 4NR (map)

Capital Growth course

A teaspoon of soil contains up to one billion bacteria, fungy and other weird and wonderful life. Understanding how they interract with plants and promote growth is the key to having a healthy garden. This session will go through what is actually soil life, how it works, how to make the best compost and how to use a wormery to create natural fertiliser for your garden..

Trainer - Julie Smith

Julie is the Garden Manager at the Skip Garden in Kings Cross. Part of her job is to design, create and maintain food gardens for local businesses. She also runs Capital Growth's show garden in London’s Regent’s Park. Julie works as a consultant on various growing projects across London and is passionate about organic growing techniques. 

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Capital Growth is London's largest food growing network, with over 2,000 gardens throughout the city. Whether you are growing at home, as part of an allotment, in a community group, or school, you can join for free to receive benefits such as discounts, advice and monthly e-newsletters.  We also provide access to discounted training, networking events and support for city-wide garden open days.

Capital Growth is a London Food Link project, supported by the Mayor of London.