Support future food growing

Urban Veg doesn’t make a profit on its courses so by learning with us you support future courses, volunteer gardening and food growing in the West Midlands. Not only that but you take away valuable knowledge which you can then share with family, friends and community growing spaces.

Get in touch if you would like more information, to suggest a course, talk about your plot/project or find out about volunteering. Email or call 0121 414 5382 (again please leave a number so someone can get back to you if we’re in the garden).

Urban Veg supports food growing in all urban areas, from pots of lettuce on a doorstep to full agricultural endeavors on reclaimed land. Every carrot counts!


Hoverfly on rocket flowerq

Thursday 18th April:
Beekeeping for Beginners. Tutors: Noel and Norman from the B&DBKA. £40 for 6 weeks  (Thursdays: 18th, 25th April and 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd May) 7.30pm-9.30pm

Saturday 20th April:
Bugs, Bees, Plants and Trees. Urban Veg will be open to those attending Winterbourne House and Garden’s spring extravaganza. Adults £6 (£3 members), concessions £5 (£2 members) and children under 5 go FREE! Come and have a look at our garden

Saturday 27th and Sunday and 28th April:
How to Build Your Own Earth Oven, Communities Cook Together. Tutor: Lizzy Bean £60 Two day course, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 10am-4pm


Wednesday 1st May:
Community Land Advisory Service (CLAS) – Leases and Licencing Training. FREE Evening 7pm-9pm

How to Build and Use Composters and Wormeries. Tutor: Richard Fishbourne (previously of Wiggly Wigglers). £30 One day course, 10am-4pm

Tuesday 7th May:
How to get more from your urban veg patch with Alys Fowler. £75 Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks from 7pm-9pm. (7th, 14th, 28th May (Alys away 21ST) and 4th, 11th and 18th June)

Monday 13th May:
Introduction to Urban Food Growing. Tutor: Richard Billingsley, Ideal for All. £45 Monday evenings for 6 weeks. 7pm-9pm (13th, 20th, 27th May and 3rd, 10th and 17th June)


Sunday 2nd June:
Beginners Guide to Keeping Urban Chickens. Tutor: Chris Greenwood, Poultry Park £30 One day course 10am – 4pm

Wednesday 5th June :
Willow Weaving, Basket Basics. Tutor: Jon Rigeron, Jon’s Bushcraft £35 One day 10am – 5pm

Saturday 15th June:
Friends and Foes of Fruit and Veg. Tutor: Simon Gulliver £30 One day 10am-5pm

For bookings please call 0121 414 3003 (when leaving messages please include your number so someone can get back to you).

We look forward to meeting you somewhere green, pleasant and delicious!

The Urban Veg Team


Bee Prepared!

two bee hives sit in snow with 4 inch snow cover on roof

Bee hives in the snow

This is the perfect time of year to start a bee hive, well, when it warms up that is!

To get yourself prepared, sign up to the Birmingham and District Beekeepers course for beginners at Urban Veg to learn the basics and gain the confidence you’ll need to start caring for your own hives.

Please note, this course isn’t just for beginners! We have had great feedback from those who already keep bees saying the course was incredibly useful. So, whether you need a bit more info on swarm control, winter and spring feeding or queen replacement, then get in touch!

Every Thursday evening for 6 weeks from 7.30pm-9pm starting 18th April 2013 (£40)

For more information and booking details click here