Tours & Courses

Tours of The Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden is a local showcase for small-scale food production using organic principles.

You can visit us by appointment with 24 hours minimum notice for a tour of the garden with tea, coffee & cake, where we will introduce you to our practices in sustainability as well as nurturing bodies, soul and soils!

You are also welcome to purchase vegetables, bunches of herbs, salad items, and much more from our shop.

 

 

Get Growing Course - Preparing for Winter

Dates to be announced soon! 

10:00am-1:00pm

A morning course designed to provide a hands-on guide to putting the garden to bed for the winter. The course will cover, mulching, protection and winter crops. With an emphasis on an organic and sustainable approach. 

It is designed to provide you with the basics to start your garden, pots or backyard using sustainable practices. A small group to encourage you to ask questions with hands-on demonstrations. All set in the beautiful Kitchen garden at Ty Mawr. 

We will cover site, situation, soils, composts, propagation, general maintenance and organic controls. The Q&A session will be over coffee and cake!

Beginners and Refreshers welcome!

All enquiries welcome.

To book your place or call Rae on 07949 396589 or email rae.gervis@lime.org.uk for more details 

A few testimonials from recent guests!!

'Brilliant Course, Just back from it, feeling motivated and enthused to get back out in my garden again;-) Thank you, Rae, for all your inspiring knowledge and tips. Also great to know you offer consultancy in our gardens at a very reasonable rate ....off to get my hands back in the soil again, Thank you ;-)'

'Just spent the morning on the Get Growing Course and what an inspiration it was. I now have lots of ideas and tips to try in my own veg patch and especially on the compost heap! Thanks, Rae!'

 

Get Growing Course – For Adults and Children

Dates to be announced soon!

10:00am-12:00pm

A morning course designed to provide a hands-on guide introduction to the sustainable growing of edibles!

It is designed to provide you with the basics to start your garden, pots or backyard using sustainable practices. With hands-on demonstrations of composting, seed sowing, soil conditioning and more. A small group to encourage you to ask questions all set in the beautiful Kitchen Garden at Ty Mawr. 

The Q&A session will be over coffee and cake!

Beginners and Refreshers welcome! Fun for the whole family!

All enquiries welcome.

Click the date to book your place or call Rae on 07949 396589 or email rae.gervis@lime.org.uk for more details 

 

 

Fermentation Made Easy At The Kitchen Garden 

10:00am - 1:00pm 

Saturday 3rd Feburary 2018 - Lactic Fermentation 

Tuesday 20th February 2018 - Lactic Fermentation 

Tuesday 27th February 2018 - Soft Fermented Drinks

Saturday 10th March 2018 - Soft Fermented Drinks

Saturday 17th March 2018 - Dairy Ferments

Tuesday 10th April 2018 - Dairy Ferments

Fermentation has existed as a method of food preservation and a way to create drinks for thousands of years. So many fermented products are familiar to us such as bread, miso, yoghurt, tofu, sauerkraut, cheese, sour cream, beer, wine, salami and vinegar but they are now enjoying a renaissance for two main reasons. Firstly, people are discovering the wild and invigorating spectrum of flavours that are produced when natural and traditional fermenting methods are used without the use of additives and pasteurisation. Secondly, live cultured food provides a huge amount of beneficial bacteria which helps support our microbiome and our gut health. Indeed live fermented foods can provide not only a great source of probiotics but also a rich source of prebiotics. There has not been a better time to rediscover the skill of wild fermentation and take part in this voyage of discovery!

These courses will offer an in-depth introduction to everything you need to know about fermentation techniques to create a range of probiotic, live cultured food and drinks such as kimchi, milk kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, viili yoghurt, beet kvass, tepache and more.  At the end of each session, you will have ferments to take home as well as recipes and the knowledge to experiment further. The sessions can be attended singly or at a discounted rate for three sessions. 

Beginners and Refreshers welcome!

To find out more or for new upcoming classes call Rae on 07949 396589 or email rae.gervis@lime.org.uk for more details

 

Italian Nights at The Kitchen Garden!!

We are delighted to announce from the 8th of July we will be having an authentic Italian Evening every Saturday Night at The Kitchen Garden. We have teamed up with Nonna Caterina Italian Food, to create a constantly changing five-course menu, which focuses on what is available within the garden each week. The pasta served is all organic and handmade, the salads and vegetables are our own organic produce from the garden. We will be using very local and free-range meat, but can also cater for vegetarians. £25pp Bring your own wine.

To see this weeks menu please click here. 

To find out more or book your space call Rae on 07949 396589 or email rae.gervis@lime.org.uk 

 

 

 

Art Days at The Kitchen Garden

Why not join us at an Art Day at The Kitchen Garden at Ty-Mawr?

Our relaxing day unfolds with a tour of the Kitchen Garden and immediate grounds. During this time you will either be selecting a location within which to paint, or selecting vegetables, flowers or foliage to paint, either in the shop or the Winehouse.

We will then have two hours of Painting/Drawing prior to lunch.

The afternoon will be spent with individual instruction for all followed by a discussion of the day's work and delighting in your work!

Dates to be announced for 2017 – email rae.gervis@lime.org.uk if you are interested