Grow North +  2019

GROW NORTH +  2019 

                            "Grow your own / Make your own"

  • a series of workshops for the inexperienced or experienced related to growing or making your own
  • a chance for guidance from experienced tutors, along with hands-on practice
  • opportunities to meet and exchange tips with others, share ideas
  • tea/coffee provided

Cost: By donation (Suggest £5-£10 per session)

Children under 16 free with accompanying adult

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  events calendar nearer the date.

The 2019 programme

starts on Saturday 30 March at Rosemarkie Allotments with  workshop on 'Back to basics of organic tattie planting'. 

You can view and download the full programme in various formats
A4 .doc file          A4 .pdf file          2 x A5 .pdf file


First 2019 Grow North + session

'Back to Basics of Organic Tattie planting'

Saturday 30 March   10.00 - 1.00
Rosemarkie Allotments  
(off Greenside Avenue on the west site of Rosemarkie)
Tutor   Trish McKeggie

Content of the workshop

  • Potatoes in the crop rotation
  • Difference of 1st earlies, 2nd earlies, maincrop etc
  • Chitting potatoes
  • Preparation of the soil - what to add organically.
  • How to plant the potatoes in ground/potato bags - practical element to session
  • Care of growing plants
  • Harvesting and storing

The workshop is aimed at those new to growing tatties, but if you have some experience come along and share it with the group. 

Cost: by donation (suggest £5-£10 per session)
To book : email grownorth@transition black

Booking required as numbers are limited.

Dress for weather conditions - boots or similar, gardening gloves if you use them. The venue is on a south facing slope so can be windy. 


Next session    Saturday 13 April

Create your own wormery
The benefits of a wormery, how to create and then maintain one.








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Forthcoming Events…

Tuesday 26 March
NA      Food and Growing Group meeting
Saturday 30 March
10:00 2019 Grow North + Workshop 1
10:00 North Kessock Community Market
Wednesday 3 April
19:30 TBI Transition Talk and Discussion - Food Waste - Fortrose 7.30
Saturday 6 April
10:00 Fortrose Community Market
Monday 8 April
NA      Black Isle Tourism Team Walk, Lunch and Launch Culbokie
Saturday 13 April
11:00 Cromarty Community Market
Saturday 20 April
10:00 Culbokie Community Market

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