Learn

We offer many learning opportunities at Highland Seedlings. We regularly offer day courses where we teach how to grow your own veg (and live more sustainably) with as little effort as possible.

Courses

In 2020, our ‘Grow your Own Vegetables’ courses aimed at beginners take place on the second Saturday of every month, and are bookable through Eventbrite. They cost £25 (£20 unwaged/student/disabled/etc.; free for 12-18-year-olds) and include a large homecooked lunch; homemade cake; tea and coffee; a tray of freshly-sowed seeds; a tray of seedlings.

Custom Workshops and Courses

We offer bespoke workshops for individuals and groups. They’re hands-on and can be tailored to your requirements and level of experience. We’re happy to accommodate folks of all ages and abilities, and operate on a ‘pay what you can’ basis. Contact us to discuss requirements.

Volunteering

Would you like to gain experience growing fruit and veg (and the landscape maintenance that comes with that) without committing to a garden of your own? Volunteer with us! Whether just as a one-off or as a regular weekly session, join us for an hour or two to help with garden work. Includes tea/coffee and cake!

Send us an email if you’re interested and would like to discuss further details.

Tasks vary depending on what needs done, but include:

  • sowing seeds
  • pricking out/potting on
  • planting seedlings
  • weeding
  • building beds and paths
  • mulching
  • harvesting produce
  • pruning trees and bushes
  • building structures such as compost bins
  • cutting back ivy, brambles, roses etc.
  • mowing grass and cutting hedges