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Talking Garden

We have the most brilliant Talking Garden Team building up and you can see the results of their hard work already in the beds at the front and back of Talking Shop. All rigorously weeded and ready for planting!

In our Talking Garden we want to grow food and flowers to feed into the cafe and shop; we want to encourage and protect diversity of wildlife in the space; we want to make a garden that is good for community socialising and eating and a great space for community learning around growing and conservation, particularly for more vulnerable or isolated members of the community.

Garden Workshops

Now, thanks to funding from the Oxfordshire Learning Network, we’re excited that the wonderful Phil Pritchard from The Nature Effect will be running a series of Gardening Skills workshops at Talking Shop.

Everyone is welcome: whatever your age, skills, experience, physical abilities or limitations, there will be something for everyone and great skills to take home with you or on into work.

Friday 12th June, 10.30-3.30pm – How to make a basic map of your garden and get started- Measuring and mapping the Talking Shop growing areas followed by a preparation and planning practical: weeding/cutting back, preparing the soil, adding some compost and planting some perennial herb plants and annuals


Friday 26th June, 10.30-3.30pm – How to Make Raised beds and fit  rainwater harvesting water butts


Friday 3rd July, 10.30-3.30pm – How to save seeds and make your own new plants for free- flowers, herbs, salads and fruit


Monday 13th July, 10.30-3.30pm – How to keep the produce coming, and staying on top of your garden- Successional sowing of annuals and working together on an ongoing maintenance plan.

Booking necessary.

Get in touch to find out more about Talking Garden or our Workshops – contacts.talkingshop@gmail.com / Tel – 07989 503657