Courses and Events

Courses 2024

Grow Shetland workshops in February and March. Each workshop is stand alone, however, taken altogether they give a good overview for successful growing in Shetland.

This year we have added another new workshop looking at how to grow organically and do No Dig in Shetland. Both ways of growing are useful for building healthy soil, increasing biodiversity and reducing carbon emmisions.

Workshops are online via Zoom and run for approx 1 hour with time for Q&A afterwards.

All workshops are free to Shetland Islands residents

Getting Started  Wednesday 7th February 7pm

Choosing where to grow;  the difference between containers/pots, raised beds and ground level plots. Understanding soil, soil health and improvement. Buying seeds and transplants.

Making it Work  Wednesday 14th February 7pm

How plants grow and develop. Crop rotation, bed preparation, seed sowing and transplanting. When to harvest.

Growing Undercover  Wednesday 21st February 7pm

The impact of the polycrub/tunnel or greenhouse environment on plant growth and health. Watering, ventilation. probelms and solutions

Composting  Wednesday 28th February 7pm

A little bit of science behind making compost. Choosing your container and site. What/what not to compost. Problems and solutions

Organic Growing and Using No Dig Wednesday 6th March 7pm

Simple organic priciples and how to apply them in practice. No Dig, what is it and how to get started. Alternatives to bulk green waste compost

Pests, Diseases and Weeds  Wednesday 13th March 7pm

Identification and the best way to deal with them to have healthy productive crops

Extending the Season  Wednesday 20nd March 7pm

Choosing crops, planning and timings for growing through the winter, to have edibles available all year

To book click here. Please state which workshops you would like to attend

If you have specific requests for topics you’d like training on, please message and let us know. We’ll see what we can do, contact us at: