We use the site for a range of courses and workshops, including Organic Farm School classes that we hold in partnership with the Soil Association. Details are posted on the homepage under Events.
We also provide training events for other organisations, including over the last few years: CPD events for school teachers in partnership with Garden Organic and the Food for Life Partnership, Northern College, Spring Vale Community Garden in Penistone, Grow Sheffield and the Abundance Project, the Big Dig. We can host the training on site or at another location. We also host pre-booked visits for schools, community groups, gardening societies.
Community Goes Farming visit to Wortley Hall Walled Garden, July 2014.
Bud grafting of apple trees, Organic Farm School Workshop, August 2009.
University of the 3rd Age visit to Wortley
Participants on the Local Food Growing Champions course, March 2008. Learning about how to use and grow green manures, such as the yellow mustard being sown here.
Poster for Pruning workshop October 2015. We will hold another in Autumn 2016 which we will announce closer to the time.
Poster for Spring 2016 Organic Food Growing Course. We have been running this course and similar at Wortley for many years now, here's some feedback from previous participants: "It was great to be able to see real life examples of each week's topic in the garden and ask random questions that were of individual interest."......."Will be great to pass on information I've learned to schools and organisations I work with."........................"Perfect balance of scientific/botanical information with practical application."........."The walled garden is beautiful with lots to see and learn from.".............."Intimate and informal. Great group of people, very comfortable environment to ask questions and learn in.".........."Excellent tutor and very knowledgeable. Great place to learn - volunteer days a bonus!"........"It's made me realise there's more to organic gardening than just putting manure on the soil!"..........."I'm starting from scratch, so this has set me up nicely."............"Excellent....lots of information, even for 'old hands'."........"Very enjoyable....Thank you!"