Courses and Events

Next Cultivate Event

Seed swap Saturday 27th February 2016 10.30am – 3pm, Newtown Market Hall


Open to all, bring seeds to swap or give a donation. Come and talk to local growers.


Early spring gardening courses 

In Newtown

Free Volunteer courses

Wednesdays 10am – 1pm Garden maintenance


Organic Gardening course  (45hrs/ 15 weeks of 3hrs) Starts: 24th Feb 2016 – 22nd June (including weeks off for Easter break -22nd & 29th March/ half term 31st May). 3hrs. Wednesday afternoon Newtown community garden 1.30 – 4.30pm. Mondays Llanfyllin workhouse

This course gets you growing veg early in the season, demonstrating crop succession to make the most of your growing space. Learn the principles of Organic growing and enjoy harvesting the crops you have grown.

This course is also being run at the Workhouse Llanfyllin starting Monday 29th Feb

Enrol now: on-line WEA Cymru or phone Cecila 01686 610270 or email


Plant propagationMarch Saturday 12th, April Saturday 23rd and June Saturday 25th. Newtown community garden

Growing in a polytunnel March Saturday 19th Sue Stickland

Family gardening activity days: 28th – 31st March. Newtown community garden

Intro to garden design: April Saturday 9th. Newtown community garden

Plant problems: May Saturday 14th. Newtown community garden

Unusual Edibles  Date TBC. Sue Stickland

For more details see below or email Emma

Autumn  2016

Essential gardening (30 hrs/ 12 weeks of 2.5hrs)

Each week we cover a different gardening topic, giving you the confidence and the skills to enjoy your gardening tasks. Covering topics such as: Pruning, propagation, veg growing, ornamentals, lawns & meadows, winter hanging baskets, greenhouses, pests& diseases, tools & plant naming.

Starts: September

Daytime Newtown community garden

Evenings in Llani Great Oak Foods


Pruning fruit trees: November Saturday 20th 10.30- 3.30


Enrol now: on-line WEA Cymru or phone Cecila 01686 610270 or email

Winter 2017

Introduction to Garden Design (30hrs/ 10 weeks of 3hrs)

Design your own garden a friends or make belief. Learn the principles of design and create a planting plan. At the end of the course you will have a finished design of a garden.

Starts: January 12th – March 22nd (10 weeks including one week break Feb half term- 16th)

3hrs Tuesday Morning Newtown 9.30 – 12.30


Enrol now: Emma Maxwelln-line WEA Cymru or phone Cecila 01686 610270


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