Courses & Workshops

Edible Landscaping offers unique gardening courses and
 workshops that will enable you to learn all aspects of
designing, maintaining and enjoying your own edible

Courses can be tailor made for individuals, groups or
organisations and be taught within your premises. We have
university accredited courses in edible garden design
administered by Cardiff University.

Designing your Edible Garden

Have you ever wanted to grow your own food, but thought you did not have the time? This Designing your Edible Garden course will explain how to design for a low maintenance food growing garden using organic and permaculture principles. It will show you how there is no divide between growing for the household and at the same time creating a wildlife haven and a garden for relaxation.

And of course a garden that is beautiful! Growing veg doesn’t mean your garden needs to look like an allotment! Learn how to design a garden that fits in with your lifestyle, your needs and aspirations.

The Designing your Edible Garden course is next up at Cardiff University’s part-time courses for adults.

Start date: March 7th 2024

Day & time: Thursdays 19:00 – 21:00

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Some student feedback from previous Designing your Edible Garden courses:

    • “Brilliant teaching with a wealth of knowledge!”
    • “It’s been great to draw on Michelle’s knowledge and experience through a variety of methods (presentations, videos, games, questions etc.)”
    • “Thanks for a great course and the samples of tasty homemade jams.”
    • “A fabulous course. Michele was an excellent tutor.”
    • “Enjoyed the field trips to the gardens immensely.”

The Fruit Garden

Learn how to design, create and maintain a low maintenance edible garden focussing on fruit trees, soft fruit and shade tolerant leafy plants. Based on organic and permaculture principles, this fruit gardening course will take you through designing and drawing up plans for your garden and your maintenance needs – including pruning, pest management and pollination.

Some student feedback from previous Fruit Garden courses:
  • “Michele is very knowledgeable and obviously has a passion in this area which shows through in the teaching.”
  • “Always felt very unsure when it came to pruning my apple tree. The three hour session on pruning has now given me the confidence I need to prune my neglected apple tree.”
  • “I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started the course but was amazed at the concepts discussed and also seen.”

Practical Permaculture Gardening

Learn how to grow food using permaculture and organic food growing techniques. Course includes: seed sowing, transplanting, natural soil management, natural pest management, weed management and more. 

It’s suitable for those who are just starting out and also for those who are experienced gardeners but curious about learning some new food growing techniques.

Some student feedback from previous Practical Permaculture Gardening courses:

  • “It was great to have a go at sowing and planting and to be able to ask lots of questions.”
  • “The practical element has been fantastic. The hands on approach is engaging and learning through doing gives greater confidence when using the same techniques at home.”
  • “Michele’s wealth of knowledge and her expertise in permaculture garden design has been an abundant source of learning, experimenting & experiencing.”
  • “I have done the theory course before with Michelle and this course was a rare opportunity to compliment that.”

Edible Gardening Workshops

Pick & Cook

Harvest a range of seasonal fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs, unusual edibles and wild plants and create some great wild fusion dishes. 

Finish off with dining on your magnificent results and a glass of Edible Landscaping’s very own apple wine or apple juice.

A relaxed fun day of glorying in nature’s bounty. Sound good to you?

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Weeds are Wonderful!

Learn about creating a wilder garden, where weeds are useful. Weeds don’t have to be simply unwanted plants; many weeds can be integrated into your food and wildlife plans for your garden. 

This workshop includes identifying weed species & their uses, setting up a weed liquid manure system & making a perennial and weed salad.

Email for info.

Powerful Predators

Learn how to manage your pests in an environmentally friendly way. Create a garden which has nature at its heart and where the natural world helps you to produce food.

 This workshop includes natural pest management & integrated pest management (IPM), understanding & identifying pests & pest predators, creating wildlife habitats, biodiversity & wildlife friendly gardening techniques.

Email for info!

The Secrets of the Soil

Understand just what is going in that soil of yours!

The workshop covers basic soil science –

  • the importance of soil dwelling creatures, bacteria and fungi in soil ecology
  • soil management
  • composting
  • the eco-friendly and no-dig technique of sheet mulching.

Email for info!

Edible Garden Design

Want to sort out your edible garden but just don’t know where to start? Want advice on how you can have a beautiful, edible, wildlife friendly garden, that’s low maintenance and a delight to be in? This workshop is the answer to your cry for help. 

The workshop includes assessing the potential of your garden, measuring & drawing to scale, creating a simple edible garden design on paper, plus expert advice on how you can improve the design of your garden with suggestions of unusual edibles and ornamental edible plants. Want your garden sorted? Then send us an email!

Growing Veg from Scratch

A completely practical gardening workshop, that gets right back to basics – growing plants from seed. The course includes:
  • seed germination techniques
  • creating the right compost for different seeds
  • correct watering
  • sheet mulching
  • preparing a seed bed and sowing directly edible organic gardening

Seasonal variation may affect the above list of activities. Email for info.

Student feedback from courses:

  • “Clear delivery, good visual aids,useful practical work”
  • “Michele is really entertaining, had fun in the soil game”
  • “The course was informative, well structured and well run. Entertaining but also really useful.”
  • “Thanks for a really brilliant course which has given me the confidence to start gardening.”
  • “The observation exercise was a revelation. I did not know how little I understood soil science and how I was getting it wrong. I now appreciate the value of flowers in pest control.”
  • “Michele makes even watering your garden interesting.”
  • “My questions were all answered very clearly.”
  • “Presentation of the course has been good. I have enjoyed gaining an understanding of the course and have learnt a lot about subjects which I haven’t encountered.”
  • “It was well presented, easily understood. Enjoyed the practical aspects, also the availability to ask questions.”
  • “Michele is very knowledgeable and obviously has a passion in this area which shows through in the teaching”
  • “My thanks go to Michelle – I have never before experienced ‘mulching’ and its an experience I’ll probably never forget! I have learnt a great deal and enjoyed sharing experiences with the rest of the group.”

General info:

These Edible Gardening Workshops cost £60 per person and run with a minimum of 7 people. Special courses can be arranged if you have a group who would like to attend. 

Just let us know if you would like to take part and we will get back to you with all the details.