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Polycultures for Autumn and Winter

garden bed with a mix of ornamental and edible winter plants


Polycultures for Autumn & Winter


Saturday - 19.08.2023

10 am to 4 pm

Laudato Si Centre, Worsley, M28 2ND


The temperate climate and its short growing season challenge the cultivation of plants during the cold season. Nonetheless, with appropriate knowledge and planning, we can still grow plenty at this time of the year.

First, we will explore the secrets of polycultures by learning the underlying principles that create successful communities of plants, and how you can use those patterns to combine annual, and perennial, edible plants to mitigate the 'hungry gap', and develop an abundant and beautiful winter garden.

Hands-on activities:

  • preparing a new bed to plant an edible polyculture
  • planting a high density polyculture from seed with 7 to 12 different edible and medicinal plants that will provide leafy greens, edible flowers and root crops during autumn and winter. 

The day course fee is £60. Book your place.

If you need an alternative payment method, an invoice, or further info please email Teresa, or text your name and query to 07790 386 869.

The Art of Composting day course is a module on the Eco-Gardening Essential Training Course - EGET - a modular programme designed to bridge the knowledge gap between conventional landscaping, gardening and horticulture, and designing resilient eco-gardens and re-wilding projects. Learn more about the full EGET programme at Laudato Si Centre.

Other modules on the Ecological Gardening Essential Training Course:

Bookings are non-refundable but transferable. If the course date you are attending is canceled you can ask for a refund should you wish to.


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