Workshops and Talks

Online Courses

The Art of Growing in Small Spaces: learn how to create your own productive edible container garden, all from the comfort of your own home. This online, foundation course is designed to give you the knowledge and support you need throughout the growing season – so that you can grow food confidently and successfully. You’ll learn through videos, interactive online workshops, practical projects, a one to one planning discussion about your unique space, comprehensive notes, and an online members support forum.  Full details and registration here.

The 2013 course is now finished. To receive details of 2014 courses, please subscribe by entering your name and email in the box on the right.

Container Growing Workshops and Courses

At my workshops, you’ll benefit from my knowledge of container growing, and my passion for the wide ranging benefits. Because I’ve trained hundreds of aspiring container growers and corresponded with thousands more, you’ll find that I understand the challenges urban container growers face – and I know many of the solutions.

Training is tailored to your needs, whether you want short introductory workshops, longer courses or to focus on one specific element of container growing.

My clients include London’s growing charity, Capital Growth, The UK Ideal Home Exhibition, the national charity, Garden Organic, as well as numerous community growing projects and Transition Town groups.

Talks

If you’re looking for an inspiring talk on growing food in containers in cities – and the benefits it can bring to people, communities, and the environment, I could be your man. I love sharing my passion for better, fresher food and the ways urban growing can connect us to our communities, the seasons and nature – not to mention it being a hugely fun, rewarding and healthy hobby.

I’ve recently talked at the Manchester International Festival, Kew Gardens, and the UK launch of GIY Groups, amongst others.

To talk about the workshop or talk you’re looking for, please contact me at mark@verticalveg.org.uk or 07971 040726.