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The best courses to grow and produce your own food: From gardening to beekeeping, sourdough baking to fermenting and starting your own food business!
OPENING TIMES: Tuesday - Sunday 10am -5pm, closed on Mondays. Closed EASTER Monday.
NEW COURSE TIMES: Start 10.30am - finish 4.30pm
Save Water Charges - Harvest Rainwater moved from 22nd March to 16th May.
Growing for Restaurants on 28th March is cancelled and merged with Salads for all Seasons 16th May.
Preview of our 2015 programme
The Organic Centre celebrates its 20th Anniversary next year and we are planning a few fundraising events throughout the year. Neven Maguire, Klaus Laitenberger, Michael Kelly (GIY), Fiann O Nuallain, Mark Diacono and Charles Dowding have already confirmed to take part. Our new programme will see the return of our famous "Good life course" with Hans and Gaby Wieland over the August Bankholiday weekend. We will for the first time collaborate with Mud and Wood and host a clay oven workshop. From March to October we invite to GIY Sunday afternoons at The Organic Centre for all the GIY members in the North West.Our annual events will be part of our anniversary programme; Potato Day on March 14th, Garden Party with Neven Maguire July 12th and Apple Day and Harvest Festival 27th of September.
All the favourite courses on growing in polytunnels, organic gardening for beginners, cheese making, fermentation, sourdough baking, beer making and basket making are back.We will officially start again on February 21st with courses on fermenting foods and starting a garden from scratch.
In the meantime we do welcome your feedback and suggestions and thank all our course participants and visitors for your support. We are doing it for you!
"Spend a day or more at one of the many courses here - discovering wild foods:making stone walls;understanding nutrition, maybe come for their Potato Day 0r the Apple Day - and you come away feeling not just empowered, but distinctly wiser. Something in your head and your heart will have been skilled up by the wise instructors and lecturers, the feeling that the natural world is your ally, your companion, your collaborator." (The McKennas' Guides)
Watch out for our family programme and week-long summer camps for children in August.
We hope you will like our new programme of courses and the selection of our organic seeds and we ask for your continued support of out work.
The new courses will be on the website from mid November and the printed programme and seed catalogue will be available from early December.
best wishes from all The Organic Centre Team
The Organic Centre is licensed by The Organic Trust, license No. 151. Valid until 31/12/2014