This page will be updated as workshops are added.
View all our workshops listed on Eventbrite here.
Glengall Wharf Garden workshops are open to all – we do not want access to be restricted due to lack of funds so we have a number of free spaces available for each session – please get in touch with us directly. Some workshops also offer a ‘by donation’ option on Eventbrite.
If anyone local would like to join who does not have internet access, or cannot fill in the form for any reason, they are more than welcome to come to the gate to speak to an on-site volunteer, who can take down details for them.
Stepping Into Harmony
Saturday 12th March 11.00 – 14.00
A playful, practical interactive workshop on Permaculture ethics and principles. Come and find out what permaculture is and how we can apply it in our lives.
There will be light refreshments provided and a short break for lunch so do bring something to eat.
This is an outdoor course so please dress for the weather.
Led by Ruth Robinson, Sunday Gardener at Glengall Wharf Garden, Permaculture Design Certificate Holders with training in Forest Gardening.
Natural Dyeing Workshop
Sunday 13th March, 12.30 – 14.30
Learn the basics of natural dyeing and make a bundle dyed fabric sample and leaf print
Learn to make natural dyes and inks using kitchen waste and foraged plants.
Bryony will explain the process of preparing fabrics, making a dye pot, and modifying the dyed fabric to create different shades. Then you’ll have a go at bundle dyeing and create leaf prints using iron modifiers.
This workshop is aimed at adults but please get in touch if you need to bring any children.
Make a Recycled Wood Window Box
Saturday 19th March 10.30 – 12.30
Limited outdoor space shouldn’t limit your opportunity to get growing. Learn the simple skills it takes to build a box planter! Using recycled pallet wood, you can create your own growing space. These skills are also a great basis for doing other woodwork projects as you’ll learn:
- Finding and selecting wood and materials for your project
- An introduction to using the tools and materials safely
- Designing, measuring and marking
- How to saw straight
- Sanding and finishing
This is a practical workshop where you will be making your own window-box so please wear appropriate clothing, something you don’t mind getting a little dusty.
It is designed for people with no or little experience/confidence in woodwork and using tools, we will be teaching all of the basic, necessary skills so don’t be put off if you’ve never used a drill before!
If you wish, you can measure your windowsill or area to ensure a good fit, but this is not essential.
Suggested Donation £10
Plant Propagation : Softwood, Leaf and Root Cuttings
Saturday 26th March, 11.00 – 13.30
A hands on workshop learning how to take soft wood, leave and root cuttings. By the end of the workshop you’ll know when and how to take theses cuttings, propagate and care for them.
You will take home five potted up cuttings such as Goji berry, Rosemary, Salvia, Perennial Kale and Russian Sage.
Essentials of Permaculture
Saturday 16th April 10.30 – 14.30
Ever wondered what Permaculture was about? Or if there is another way to do things that are kinder to the environment and ourselves? Dip your toe into the world of Permaculture at Glengall Wharf Garden with this short introductory workshop with payment by conscious contribution.
In this four hour participatory workshop you will:
- Discover what Permaculture is
- Learn about the Ethics and Principles of it
- See how this is applied by exploring Forest Gardening.
- There will be an opportunity to do some practical work for those who are able.
Payment is by conscious contribution so we are asking people to pay what they can, bearing in mind that your generosity will enable others to attend who may not otherwise be able to. Your generosity will also allow us to continue offering these low cost courses therefore reaching as many people as possible.
Suggested donations: low wage £20, middle income £40, generous donation/pay it forward £60 per person.