We provide high-quality food growing training to schools, community projects, councils and other organisations across London.
Tom Moggach, lead trainer, is both a professionally qualified teacher and qualified in horticulture. He has a over a decade of experience teaching adults and children of all ages. Our other trainers include Chris Heath and Anna Locke.
We are typically employed by organisations to run training sessions, from one-off workshops to certified courses.
Clients include Capital Growth, Camden Council, The Garden Classroom, Edible Islington, Trees for Life, Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency, Single Homeless Project and many schools and community groups. We also offer training to individuals on request.
Get in touch, and let us know what you might need. We tailor our training to the specific needs of each group, from beginners to the more experienced. We specialise in urban spaces - from balconies to larger growing sites across London.
Typical course topics are grow your own, container growing, soil life, wildlife gardening, fruit pruning etc. We are fully insured and CRB checked.
To find out more, Call 020 7485 9262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“Excellent: very knowledgeable, interactive and approachable … proud that City Leaf are in Camden.” Daniel White, Sustainability Officer Camden Council
"Excellent – really clear and very knowledgeable."
"Dynamic and interesting - covered a lot in a small time." ‘
Grow Your Own’ course April 18th.
“Good pace – plenty of opportunity to ask questions and participate. Good balance of ‘taught’ topics and hands on practice.” ‘Grow Your Own’ course, April 11th
“Very thorough, made me a lot more confident … I know that next year we’ll reap the benefits and everyone will appreciate it. [Would you recommend this course to others?] Of course, I think he’s [Tom] an inspiration.” Derek, hostal resident in Camden
"Thank you so much for all your hard work .. We have already got plenty of really good feedback and keen local beginner gardeners who want to get involved in food growing in the local area." Kentish Town Community Centre
Allotment work day, SIngle Homeless Project in Ilford.
Managing a group of volunteers, we transformed an allotment plot in one day.
"It's been very well organised," Jackie, volunteer.
"We succeeded in what we set out to do. We worked together as a team and it's come together." James, volunteer.
• Tom Moggach is a professional teacher with a decade's experience and a qualified food grower. Tom is a specialist in working with bilingual learners. He also works as a food journalist, with credits including The Guardian and Radio 4’s The Food Programme. He’s passionate about food education – both growing and cooking your harvest.
• Chris Heath is a veteran horticulturalist with thirty years' experience. He works as Education Officer at Kentish Town City Farm, is a past medal winner at Chelsea Flower Show and has a background in environmental education and horticultural therapy.