Designing Edible Gardens, Plots & Beyond

Designing Edible Gardens & Plots


A One Day Course



A relaxed day in the countrside discussing the basics of how to design your own growing space.  Showing you the tips and techniques to take home your own garden plan.  We will cover planting systems; growing efficiently and sustainably; creating a productive space whilst considering the wildlife that shares your plot with you.




Course Programme:
Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm


What To Expect:


1. Assess and map your own space

Come with the basic measurements of your space and we will help you to plot the best places to grow the produce that you want. Teking home your own garden design.

 2. Explore a systems approach that can be applied to any site, any size

The skills we teach you will be transferable to any space you have now or in the future meaning that you can continue your edible journey to your next space or expand the one you currently have.

We will teach you systems that will make your growing time efficient and sustainable.

3. Design your own edible space, with wildlife and pest management integrated

Not only will you leave with a plan of what edibles to grow where and when, but we will help you to know which plants and methods to use in order to introduce natural pest management and encourage wildlife.



An informal and enjoyable day on our country smallholding with plenty of time to chat and learn more about growing edible plants.

A relaxed workshop to  give you the basic knowledge of how to map and design your own growing space, with a draft design to take home. What ends up in your design is lead by you; we will tailor your plans to the needs and wants for your space.

Refreshments will be provided,

Please bring a packed lunch with you

Parking is available at the entrance to our farm and our training room is just a short walk down our track.

What To Bring:

Please bring a plan of your garden and an idea of what you would like to get out of your space.

 Don't forget your lunch!

Please arrive at 15 mins before the start of the course for a prompt start


About the trainer:
Rachel Hammond



Rachel’s passion is edibles and growing them everywhere and anywhere as well as teaching people to do the same. She set up edge in 2012 with the vision of introducing community growing areas in Oxford and teaching people how to care for them. This vision has grown and Rachel is now helping people and groups to implement growing edibles whilst encouraging wildlife up and down the country. Rachel has been training others for the last 6 years and has a wide knowledge of all things edible. Specialising in year-round food production.



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