Courses & Events
Grow Shetland Workshops & Training Courses
A new series of workshops will run in February and March 2024. Workshops are stand alone, however, all taken together give a good overview for successful vegetable growing in Shetland.
This year we have added another new workshop looking at how to grow organically and do No Dig in Shetland. Both ways of growing are useful for building healthy soil, increasing biodiversity and reducing carbon emmisions.
Workshops are online via Zoom and run for approx 1 hour with time for Q&A afterwards.
All workshops are free to Shetland Islands residents. To book a place on any of the workshops please get in touch and let us know which workshops you would like to attend
Getting Started Wednesday 7th February 2024 7pm
Choosing where to grow; the difference between containers/pots, raised beds and ground level plots. Understanding soil, soil health and improvement. Buying seeds and transplants.
Making it Work Wednesday 14th February 2024 7pm
How plants grow and develop. Crop rotation, bed preparation, seed sowing and transplanting. When to harvest.
Growing Undercover Wednesday 21st February 2024 7pm
The impact of the polycrub/tunnel or greenhouse environment on plant growth and health. Watering, ventilation. Problems and solutions
Composting Wednesday 28th February 2024 7pm
A little bit of science behind making compost. Choosing your container and site. What/what not to compost. Problems and solutions
Organic Growing & Using No Dig Wednesday 6th March 2024 7pm
Simple organic priciples and how to apply them in practice. No Dig, what is it and how to get started. Alternatives to bulk green waste compost
Pests, Diseases and Weeds Wednesday 13th March 2024 7pm
Identification and the best way to deal with them to have healthy productive crops
Extending the Season Wednesday 20th March 2024 7pm
Choosing crops, planning and timings for growing through the winter. Have edibles available all year
Workshops to suit you
We are able to run workshops for you if you have a group of 3 or more people who would like to attend. This can be online or here at Turriefield. We also offer bespoke face ot face workshops for 6-20 people at your chosen venue
If you would like to chat more about the training we offer please get in touch
Turriefield Site Visits
We offer visits to our growing site at Turriefield in Sandness if you’d like to see what we do. At the moment we are operating on an appointment only basis. If you would like to arrange to come to see us please get in touch.