Get Set Grow
Learn to grow your own veg at home alongside our growing community!
Are you a beginner gardener? Would you like to learn how to grow your own veg at home in a wildlife friendly way, using permaculture methods? Then Get Set Grow is for you. Written by Rose Benoy, an Organic Grower of nearly 20 years, the 20-week course takes you through all the basics you need to know to start your own vegetable garden at home, in a sustainable and climate friendly way. Sign ups are currently closed while we review and improve the course; please sign up to our newsletter to be notified about future opportunities to get involved with Get Set Grow! You can also get started with composting by reading our Cold Composting Guide.
Rose grew up on a fruit farm in Kent and throughout her career has worked on small organic farms in the UK and abroad. She is formally trained in sustainable land use, and both permaculture design and applied techniques. She also has a degree in Herbal Medicine. She has taught weekend courses at The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Mid Wales and been involved in the teaching of food growing, preserving of home-grown and wild foraged harvest, permaculture philosophy, plus general plant propagation on residential farm-based courses in the UK, Canada and Costa Rica.
She moved to Scotland in 2008 and embarked on smallholding in Angus with her partner George a couple of years later. She now grows and raises much of her own food; storing and preserving excess both for sale and winter-use, as well as having a small Eco-tourism business, Farmtoun.