Global Gardens Course 2022

Ediculture is coming to Global Gardens Project in April 2022.

  • Fortnightly, starting Sunday 10th April, for 8 weeks.
  • Time: 10am – 4pm

A training to inspire, facilitate, and provide vital access to the practical knowledge and resources needed to forage, grow one’s own, and so build health and resilience for personal and community empowerment.

Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund Wales ‘Together for Our Planet’ programme , we are able to make this course accessible to all.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about the 8 phases of Ediculture, covering topics such as wild food, growing, permaculture, nutrition, herbal remedies and more.

The course is ideal for people interested in growing their own food and increasing self sufficiency, working with community groups, learning about crop planning and design of allotments/food growing spaces, nutrition, herbal medicine and working as a community.

Course outline

The course will cover the 8 phases of Ediculture:

  • Wild Food
  • Growing your own food
  • Permaculture design
  • Seasonal awareness
  • Cooking and nutrition
  • Herbs and herbal medicine
  • Community skills
  • Nature connection

It will include 8 practical sessions at Global Gardens with field trips to Coed Hills (April 10th – 17th July).

Completing this course will build edible cultural skills, from foraging, to growing to cooking, to working with others. This basic training in the core 8 phases of ediculture can also open up inspiration to any one of the 8 areas of study and the possibilities for deepening this work into the future, where downscaling and re-localising food production become a necessity.

Required attributes to attend the course –

  • Have at least 1 year experience in a garden and/or basic foraging knowledge
  • Have a passion for nature and learning
  • Enjoy working with others
  • Be keen on the possibility of this training opening up a career path

Desirable attributes but not essential –

  • Have some experience and/or knowledge of herbs and nutrition
  • Have experience in organisation, planning and meeting deadlines


If you are interested in finding out more and to book a place contact Stephen via phone (07507578885) or email (


Global Gardens Project, Flaxland Allotment, Cardiff, CF14 3NE.