Training & Advice

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In July 2013 we were awarded a Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) grant to develop our ‘Carbon Classroom’ project. The Carbon Classroom provides training, workshops, support and advice on how to grow your own in Shetland.

We can provide:

Training courses or workshops on:

  • Growing fruit and vegetables in Shetland
  • Extending the season
  • Growing undercover
  • Growing all year round
  • Composting
  • Building a polytunnel
  • Climate change
  • How to reduce your carbon footprint

Support and advice:

  • Planning your growing space
  • Establishing your growing plot
  • Growing in the Shetland climate/season/conditions
  • Making better compost
  • Troubleshooting problems
  • Setting up and running a community growing project

Tours and activity sessions at Turriefield for:

  • Schools
  • Community groups
  • Small groups
  • Families

We also host open days during the summer.

Edible Education Project
Funded by the National Lottery Awards  for All fund

In 2019 our Edible Education project worked with 5 communities across rural Shetland, bringing together parents, community members, teachers and children to learn how to make their polytunnel work for their community. We ran training with teachers and parents to increase knowledge and confidence. Workshops were run with both primary and secondary pupils to demonstrate how to work with plants in the polytunnel.

We’ve had great success with our growing this year, Transition Turriefield have given us confidence to do more and the children have had a great learning experience working in the tunnel” (Teacher, rural school)

If you would like to know more about how we can help you get in touch: turriefield@btinternet.com

“It has inspired me. You are very positive and really know your stuff. Thanks again.”

Course participant
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