Two of the UK’s leading organisations pioneering organic methods of gardening are joining forces to offer a range of cutting edge courses to the general public.
Throughout 2015 courses will be exchanged by both centres, covering a range of topics such as composting, organic gardening, building a garden bench, making a compost toilet and beginner guides to renewable energy.
The central UK location of Ryton Organic Gardens will allow a greatly increased number of people to participate in innovative and acclaimed day courses taught by CAT tutors across a range of topics. Garden Organic’s experience and knowledge of organic growing principles and practice is demonstrated at CAT’s wonderful site in Mid Wales. Course leaders from Garden Organic will be running a series of residential courses in composting and organic garden techniques at CAT.
“I’ve long been a supporter of CAT and a regular visitor to their inspirational site in Wales. I am delighted that our organisations are collaborating closely, and welcome a new and wider audience for the exciting and stimulating range of CAT courses at Ryton over the next few months.”
Adrian Ramsay CEO of CAT said,
“The shared values of both organisations in promoting, researching, and showcasing sustainable methods of food production means that there is a great deal that our organisations have in common, and a shared synergy that we can build on.”
Garden Organic is a national charity for organic growing, providing a range of programmes to enhance individuals, communities and the environment through organic growing. They also aim to protect and preserve plant heritage through their heritage gardens and seed library.
The Centre for Alternative Technology is an environmental education charity that aims to inform, inspire and enable practical solutions for sustainable living. Members and supporters of both organisations will be encouraged by this innovative collaboration to share the benefits more widely.