Patch is a neighbourhood kitchen garden where you can get involved in growing, nurturing and making things for free.
All outdoors workshops will take place at Angel Square between 12-3pm on Thursdays.
No booking necessary - just turn up on the day.
ALL(IUMS) OVER WINTER
Onions and garlic planted now for a lovely pungent early crop in the spring.
BROAD SHOULDERED BEANS
We’re planning for next year and potting up some hardy over-wintering broadbeans.
CUTTING WOOD HARD
We’ll be propagating our hardwood plant stock ready for planting out next year. Come and learn how to easily increase your number of plants for free!
FUNERAL FOR JACK O’ LANTERN
Bring your old carved pumpkins and turn them into bird feeders and garden planters. Or just feed them to Patch the compost monster.
Patch needs a cold frame. Come and help construct one and then fill it with next years sweet peas.
FLOWERS ON YOUR FACE? TULIPS
We want Patch to be full of colour next year, what better than Tulips!
Death defying stuff. Extending the life of our vegetables by making pickles and kimchi.
A PARTRIDGE IN A CHRISTMAS WREATH
Come and make an edible Christmas wreath for your feathered garden friends.
NEW YEAR, NEW PATCH
We’ll be braving the cold to tidy up PATCH, harvest any ready veg, mulch and cloche the soil ready for new plantings and maybe make some resolutions.
DON’T BE CHILLI
Come into Old Bank and warm up whilst planting a variety of chilli seeds.
Get your hands dirty sowing a range of seeds for the coming season.
We’re making some 5 star accommodation for our solitary bee friends. Learn how to easily make your own to support Manchester’s finest friends.
Learn how to build a simple miniature greenhouse for your garden/yard/balcony to keep your seeds safe from the elements.
PRICKING OUT, HARDENING OFF
Essential gardening skills to get your germinated seeds out of the house and into the ground.
MAKE YOUR BED AND EAT IT
The first workshop! Preparing the ground for the kitchen garden.
BRASSIC PARK: THE FROST WORLD
Join the team to plant veg to be harvested in winter.
LONG TIME NO SEE
Allium? Ally yum! This week we show you how to plant onion, garlic - and that's shallot.
MEET THE HERBS
DIRTY ROTTEN GROUND RULES
Composting for beginners.
WATER, BUTT HOW?
Learn how to make a water butt.