Whether you’re green-fingered already or not, our courses are ideal for everyone – you’ll learn new skills, meet new people and take away a whole host of knowledge to use as you wish! Previous course attendees have gone on to develop careers in the green jobs market while others put their new skills to use at home or in their community.

We cover a range of horticulture topics so check out our upcoming workshops and book online. Full day courses are £50 and half day courses are £30.

19 October (9.30am-5pm): Emergency First Aid at Work run by Prime First Aid, book through us at subsidised rate.  The Mix, Wantage

21 October (10am-3pm): Fungi Forage, Oxford

3 November (10am-4pm): Introduction to Permaculture, Oxford venue tbc

26 January (10am-1pm): Fruit Tree Grafting, Oxford venue tbc,

BOOK any of the above courses and events here


Coming soon….

Permaculture Design Course
February 2019 – May 2019
Evening and Weekend sessions available
sliding scale of affordability with bursary places available
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Edible Horticulture – Level 1 Award
Oxford – October
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Urban & Small Scale Food Production – Level 2 Award
Oxford – November
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Edible Garden Design – Level 3 Award
Oxford – January
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Social Permaculture – Level 3 Award
Oxford – February
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External Courses

At The Lotus Sanctuary, nr Chilton

Saturday 22nd September – 10am to 1pm – £40

Introduction to herbs 

Recognise common culinary herbs.
Discuss how to integrate herbs into your space/design.
Explore some culinary and medicinal uses of herbs.

A discussion led workshop with many herbs to enjoy.

Go home with ideas on how to create your own herb garden and use herbs in your life.


Introduction to herbal medicine 2pm to 4pm – £40

Discover what you can do medicinally with the wild plants in your garden or in the hedgerow.

Foraging walk for herbs, berries and any other wild goodies.
Make herbal vinegars and honegars to take home using local honey.
Share and discuss elements of herbal medicine, the origins of different methods and the processes involved in each.

Honey and Cider vinegar will be provided.

Both workshops £75


Saturday 6th October

Autumn abundance preserves  10am to 1pm – £40

In this course, we will cover drying, storing, preserving and pickling fruit, vegetables and herbs including:

drying herbs
storing vegetables over winter (including freezing them)
preserving fruit and vegetables by making chutney and jam
pickling vegetables
fermenting processes including for making sauerkraut.

We will discuss the health benefits of eating seasonally and fermented produce.

The course will include theory and practical activities (such as making chutney and/or jam, pickling onions, and preparing sauerkraut) as well as tastings!

Please bring empty food jars if you wish to take food home with you.

Year-round crop planning 2pm to 4pm – £40

For crop planning year round, we will discuss which fruit and vegetables are ready to harvest throughout the year, plan a year-round edible planting plan and identify (and taste) different fruits and vegetables.

This workshop is aimed at encouraging you to grow food at home and/or work, in small or large spaces and planning for crops all year round.

Both courses – £75



Saturday 20th October

Forest gardening 10am to 4pm – £75

Learn what food forests are and why they are useful.
Identify key plant species for each growth layer.
Assess examples of forest garden design.

Through interacting with nature and the outside world, we will explore how to design a low maintenance food forest with high yields and low maintenance.

There will be practical activities as well as theory.


Saturday 10th November

Designing edible garden spaces 10am to 4pm – £75

We will discuss how to map and assess your own growing space, regardless of size.
Identify 3 design systems that can be applied to any site of any size.
Discuss edible planting options.
Create a design to take home.




At The Mix, Wantage

Year-round crop planning
24th November – 2pm to 4.30pm

Bursary places available, click BOOK below to enquire


Designing edible garden spaces
16th March 2019 – 10am to 4pm

Bursary places available, click BOOK below to enquire