Sally Smith Organic Gardening Consultant
Gardening talks and workshops
Workshops
I can deliver bespoke training courses or one day workshops to suit gardening clubs, groups or on a one to one basis on your plot. Choose a topic or combination of topics from the list below or contact me to discuss options.

Gardening Workshops
  • Planning a vegetable garden 
  • Grow Healthy Plants - design a management plan for successful organic pest and disease control
  • Composting and soil management to promote a fertile and healthy organic plot


    
Learn how to prepare and design a plot, plan a crop rotation, select seeds and plants, grow healthy plants and enjoy the fruits of your labours!

Contact me  for more information and how to book a workshop. 

Basketry and willow weaving


I have been creating willow structures and making baskets as a hobby for over 15 years now. I teach the techniques to create a lovely rustic basket in a day using basic materials. The simplest forms are of forked pieces of hedgerow coppice that are bound together using available twining materails such as split willow, bramble, ivy and clematis. A more substantial frame basket is constructed from two hoops of willow joined by an attractive God's eye weave.


      
 

One day workshop: Learn how to make a rustic 
frame basket from hedgerow and garden materials
Cost: £35.00 

Contact me on how to book a workshop and to arrange a venue near you.

Christmas Wreath Making

Make a natural wreath from hedgerow and garden materials, including seed heads, berries and evergreens. Construct a ring from willow, birch or hazel and decorate to create a delightful decoration for the festive season.


      

Workshops run for two hours, suitable for groups, daytime or evenings.

Make a Plant Support


Learn how to construct and weave a willow obelisk plant support for your garden. Grow sweet peas and clematis, climbing beans, nasturtiums and many other beautiful climbers through the attractive rustic structure of a woven support. It won't last forever, but once you have learnt the skill to make one then you can make them each year for your garden planting schemes. My workshop will enable you to learn how to set up the structure, weave the layers and finish the tops.


   
                              
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