Learn to grow food with nature for the planet


Grow-along Workshops

Grow Food, Eat Well

Join us for 12 monthly workshops on local food, food growing and climate action.

10am – 2.30pm, The Kymin, Beach Road, Penarth (unless otherwise stated).

Bring a packed lunch.

We encourage you to walk, wheel, bike or use public transport to get to the workshop.

  • Saturday 26th March 2022
  • Saturday 30th April 2022
  • Saturday 28th May 2022
  • Saturday 25th June 2022
  • Saturday 30th July 2022
  • Saturday 27th August 2022
  • Saturday 24th September 2022
  • Saturday 29th October 2022
  • Saturday 26th November 2022
  • Saturday 17th December 2022
  • Saturday 28th January 2023
  • Saturday 25th February 2023

You can book on individual workshops through Eventbrite. If you can make a donation, please do. More info when you register.

You will cultivate a range of skills including understanding soil, growing from seed, nurturing plants, managing pests and diseases, companion planting, growing with nature and the seasons, harvesting, seed saving, composting. 

We have 15 places available on each workshop. You can book on them all, or on each separate workshop. See ‘Book Your Place Here’ button above for more details on booking your place.

Grow Packs – Your Plants

You’ll will receive a growing pack with a guidance document (how to care for the plants), biodegradable pots, compost and seedlings/plants so you can take them home to grow as the season goes on, sharing your progress with the group in the monthly sessions. We will also plant the same in our community growing spaces, so we can observe and learn together.

Each month, we will explore a range of topics, including:

> What local food means to us, at home and in our community

> Growing food with nature – wildlife-friendly food growing

> Impact of climate change in our gardens

> Food resilience

> No dig, permaculture, organic gardening

> Forest gardening, guilds and polycultures

> Shopping and eating well

> Seasonal food

> Food and it’s climate impact

> Growing edible Perennials

> Growing in small spaces

> Food and climate action

Is there a cost?

We are grateful to have support from The National Lottery Community Fund, ‘Together for Our Planet’ programme to be be able to bring you these workshops. 

We are keen for people who take part to acknowledge the value of the workshops and the learning and experience we offer. 

We ask for you to make a small contribution to the costs involved in running the workshops, by way of a donation. This is entirely voluntary. We are able to offer free places to those for whom a cost would be a barrier.

By making a donation you are securing your place on what’s sure to be a popular programme, with only 15 places available. You are also supporting our projects more widely in the community. Your donations will help us grow our community gardening projects at West House and The Kymin and support a good livelihood for our Project Coordinator, whilst also contributing to us sustaining the project beyond the period of our funding. 

It’s your call. If you can make a donation, and would like to support our work. please do. We are grateful for your support.