Grow North 2020

  • 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 2020 programme

will start on Sunday 15 March.  A full programme is in preparation. 

Owing to the Covid-19 situation the Grow North programme is suspended until further notice.  We just managed to get the first session in before the shutdown.

Grow North session  1

Coppicing and tool care

Sunday 15 March  10.00 - 1.00  at Lesley Robb's house
Greenhill Steading, Greenhill, Culbokie IV7 8JZ  
(map below)

Tutor: Fiona (Fuggo) King

The aim of the session was to learn how to properly care for and sharpen ones garden tools, like secateurs, axes, garden loppers, shears etc. Participants were able to hone their skills by sharpening their own tools. Then an introduction to coppicing, what it's purpose is and the group had a go coppicing a couple of Lesley's hazel trees. 

Thanks to Fuggo (Fiona King) for leading and Lesley for use of premises and trees ....and providing delicious scones at coffee break....


Feeback from a happy participant 

'Thank you our splendid tutor (Fuggo King)  for this morning's workshop. It was very good indeed and I'm sure I wasn't alone in feeling greatly 'empowered'. With a confident few sweeps of the (tool sharpening) file this evening, I even have sharp kitchen knives!

And an inspection of the hazel tree along our drive reveals that it has many good straight poles 'needing' cut.... just when I'm looking for more garden stakes ;-)

Thanks again, stay healthy and let's look forward to some outside gardening soon.' 



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Saturday 16 January
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Monday 18 January
13:00 Highland Good Food Conference - Session 2
Thursday 21 January
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Saturday 23 January
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Sunday 24 January
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Monday 25 January
13:00 Highland Good Food Conference - Session 3
Tuesday 26 January
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