Grow North 2017

A new Grow North series for 2017 opens on Sunday 12 March with a "Getting Started" workshop at Netherton, Culbokie.

Grow North is a series of workshops for those new to growing and the more experienced, offering a chance for guidance from experienced tutors and hands-on  practice, together with  opportunities to meet and exchange tips and share ideas with others.

View and download the Grow North 2017 programme .

To book sessions or find out more, email
(Booking important as sessions will need minimum numbers to go ahead)

For more detail on a workshop check the Events calendar  or this website page nearer the date.

Notes on workshops which have taken place are available on the  Training notes  page.


Co-op funding for Grow North  May - September 2017

Are you a Co-op member ?
Do you know about the 'Local community fund' ?
It's the Co-op's way of giving back to local communities...

Use this link to find out more...

As a member, every time you shop at the Co-op, 1% of what you spend on own brand products and services goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund.

Co-op members have already earned over £9 million for over 4,000 local causes.  This money, along with money raised from carrier bag sales, is used to support local projects that benefit the community close to where you live.  If you’re a member you can choose the local cause you want your own 1% to go to.

For the next 6 months - May to September - TBI's Grow North project (annual series of gardening workshops to support 'growing your own' on the Black Isle) is one of the local causes you can choose.

If you'd like to support us choose us as your local cause...
Thank you.


Session 3   Saturday  6 May
The Warren  Kilcoy  IV6 7RX    10.00 - 1.00

Facilitators:  Clive Brandon and Julie Plumridge

‘Permaculture in the garden’
An introduction to the principles, and how to apply them

This workshop is now fully booked


Session 4     Saturday 3 June
Glachbeg Croft  near Munlochy    10.00 - 1.00
Facilitators:  Bob Bull and Claire Cameron

‘Thinking of keeping chickens?’

This workshop will look at all you need to know if you would like to keep poultry, based on Bob Bull's 35 years of keeping poultry of various kinds.  It will show you how simple it can be, but how complex it can be if you want it to be.  We will look at housing, feeding, health, purposes and breeding.  We will look at Glachbeg’s system and will look at Claire Cameron's breeding  enterprise.  You should  bring clothing suitable for outdoors.

Booking essential - by emailing
Cost - by donation (suggest £5-£10)



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