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Growing Plot to Cooking Pot

February 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


February 19
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Growing Our Future Eco Hub
1 Courtenay Rd
Okehampton, EX20 1PZ United Kingdom

Led by

Kevin Cotter
Sara Melendro

This project is delivered by The Harvest Workers’ Coop and is funded by Learn Devon

Learn Devon is funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and European Social Fund. Courses subject to terms and conditions.

Growing Plot to Cooking Pot – A New Project

We understand about living on a budget but we also want to eat good, wholesome food.
Unemployed? On benefits?
Recovering from ill health?
Then this new project from Harvest Workers Coop could be for YOU!

How it will work?

Growing Plot to Cooking Pot is fully funded by Learn Devon.
It is based on afternoon sessions with a focus on learning in a relaxed atmosphere.

We will begin with welcome and a taster of what food is in season followed by two practical activities. We will finish by sharing the food we have prepared

Practical Session – Cooking Pot

Looking at cooking skills and recipe ideas

Practical Session – Growing Plot

Outside working on practical projects


What we will be doing?

Cooking Pot Skills
• Using kitchen tools
• Preparing Vegetables
• Using Edible Weeds
• Making Sauerkraut
• Preserving techniques
• One Pot Meals
• Salads and Dressings
• Sprouting grains and pulses

Growing Plot Skills
• Preparing a bed
• Raising & planting out seedlings
• Container Growing
• Making a Mushroom Kit
• Growing Micro Greens
• Making Cuttings
• Composting
• Seasonal Planting
• Potato Sacks

…… and more!

We are VERY happy to include skills that are important for you! Do talk to us.

When will it take place?

Wednesday afternoons
1.30 – 4.30

19th 26th February 4th March
29th April 6th 13th May
24rd June 1st 8th July

You can book for a block of three or come to see what it is like. Book by phone, email or pop into the Harvest Shop.

Where will it take place?

The Eco Hub
Courtney Road,
(next to the College)

Core Skills

Growing Plot to Cooking Pot will have Literacy and Maths skills embedded in the practical activity. Measuring time, length and seeds alongside recipes, stories and nutrition facts.

We will be inviting local people using these skills of food production in their line of work to come and talk to the group about their area of employment. Growers, Cooks, shop keepers and more!

There is possible financial support for Child Care and Travel for learners who need this.

Talk to your Employment Coaches, Tutors and Support Workers about how this course could work for you.


Tickets are not available as this event has passed.
We are really pleased to be running a whole range of Farm Visits, Food Workshops, Creative Workshops, Film Shows, Events and more for the community of Okehampton and beyond.
Tickets can be booked through this website or through the shop.Pricing We have tried to keep prices as affordable as we can whilst ensuring that everyone is paid a fair rate for their work. Most activities feature a reduced rate thanks to the kind support of Okehampton United Charities. If you can't afford the full rate please buy a ticket at the reduced rate. Do get in touch if cost is a problem.

We do hope you enjoy what we are doing and if you are interested in a food and farming activity and can't see it here just let us know and we'll see what we can do.

A very Big Thanks to Okehampton United Charities for supporting this programme.