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Kitchen Garden Workshop – Propagating Vegetables and Herbs by Seeds and Cuttings

25th March - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Join us for a workshop on effective propagation of tasty vegetables and herbs here at Asthall Manor Kitchen Garden (opposite Asthall Manor).

Complete beginners through to keen amateurs all welcome.

In this all-day workshop you will learn the fundamentals of different propagation techniques alongside a bit of helpful theory. This will include understanding and making your own seed compost, best practice seed sowing, along with root cuttings and softwood cuttings of herbs. During the workshop you will carry out some fun, practical work to apply your learning, taking a few cuttings and / or sown seeds home with you.

Good, home-based plant propagation is core to achieving the successful growing of healthy, nutritious food. It’s also a great way to save money, reduce your carbon footprint and minimise your impact on the environment. Starting a healthy new baby plant off in the best of conditions is one of life’s joys.

Places are limited to 10 to maintain a quality experience for those attending the workshop.

Tea, coffee, snacks and a hearty lunch of soup and bread will be provided.

Please dress appropriately for the weather on the day (it could go either way in March) with sturdy shoes or boots that don’t mind getting muddy and be prepared to get your hands dirty.

Please do consider using public transport or bicycle to get here and if you’re coming by car, please park in the tree-lined avenue nearby. More travel information here: https://www.asthallmanor.com/plan-your-visit/

Asthall Manor Kitchen Garden is currently in the early stages of becoming a social enterprise with the aim of helping to create a healthier, happier food system for all. We grow wildlife-friendly and people-friendly food using Organic methods and Permaculture principles. We grow for a small, local box scheme, for the Potting Shed Café, for chefs and for the Manor kitchen. We do this while providing a mixture of wild habitats such as ponds, log piles, flowering weeds, seed heads and uncut margins for beneficial creatures to feed, hunt, sleep, bask, breed and hibernate in.

The funds raised from this workshop will go towards the development of the kitchen garden and to pay for grower and tutor Tim Mitchell’s time.

Tim is a qualified Level 2 Organic food growing tutor with 7 years teaching experience. He has worked in community food growing and commercial Organic food production for the last 8 years.


Supporter fee

(£90) For those who can afford a little more, to show financial solidarity with those on low or no income.

General fee

(£60) For all those who cannot stretch to the Supporter price.

Subsidised fee

(£30) A limited number of places at this price are available to make the workshop accessible for students, low-waged, and/or unpaid workers and anyone who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend.

TO BOOK email: [email protected]