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INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC GARDENING We had a magical time at the Centre. We really enjoyed staying at CAT and found the course truly inspirational. COURSE OUTLINE Day 1 1600 onwards: arrival. Please ask at reception or in the restaurant for directions to your room. 1800 Supper in restaurant. 1900 A quick walk around the CAT site. The local flora and how it got here. Interesting wild plants. The wild and the cultivated. 2000 Introductions to the Centre, the course, and each other. What is Organic Gardening? What are gardens for? Three dimensions of the sustainable garden: wildlife, recreation, usefulness. Day 2 0830 Breakfast in restaurant 0900 Good practices in an organic garden - how and why we garden as we do. 1030 Coffee in restaurant. 1100 Vegetables! A session with the Old Timer himself, Roger MacLennan, in the CAT growing field, looking at what he grows and why. 1300 Lunch in restaurant. 1330 Gardening for wildlife. Some easy-to-follow principles and illustrated examples from many parts of the UK. 1400 Demonstration session: examples of measures to encourage wildlife, both deliberate and inadvertent, on the site. Is there nice and nasty wildlife? 1600 Tea in restaurant. 1615 Visit to a town garden that tries to do everything. 1800 Supper in restaurant. 2000 Optional evening talk: 'Doing the Numbers - evaluating old wives' tales and making new discoveries.' Day 3 0830 Breakfast in restaurant. 0900 Soil fertility and composting methods. 1015 Coffee in restaurant. 1045 Pests and diseases. Organic approaches to pest control. Can you have organic pesticides? 1115 Weeds. Are they as awful as they're painted? Organic control methods. 1200 Choose between: Demonstration session on weeds and pests around the site, identifying and showing control methods. OR Free choice for extras and loose ends. Things for beginners? Recommended books and magazines? Saving your own seed? 1300 Lunch in restaurant then depart. COURSE TUTORS The course tutors are the team behind CAT's organic gardens: Chloe Ward Angela Paxton Peter Harper Roger MacLennan WHAT TO BRING We provide bedding but you will need to bring a towel. A torch is useful for moving between buildings at night. Please bring clothing suitable for a Welsh summer - wet weather gear, sun hats and sun cream; strong footwear is also advisable as we are based in an old slate quarry.

INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC GARDENING We had a magical time at the Centre. We really enjoyed staying at CAT and found the course truly inspirational. COURSE OUTLINE Day 1 1600 onwards: arrival. Please ask at reception or in the restaurant for directions to your room. 1800 Supper in restaurant. 1900 A quick walk around the CAT site. The local flora and how it got here. Interesting wild plants. The...

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