Opening Hours: Tue-Sat: 11am-12midnight, Sun-Mon: Closed

Glasgow Seed School

Healthy Soil, happy harvest

Sat 17 July 2021

Tickets no longer available
Relaxed event

Relaxed event

An image of a hanging bell-shaped purple flower amid green Comfrey foliage

A bee on a comfrey flower

How can we garden productively in ways that also benefit soil ecologies?

Join Max Johnson of The Wash House Garden, for a workshop in soil care and natural fertilisers. Explore the benefits of mulching with different materials, growing green manures and brewing weed tea. We’ll also discuss the importance of biodiversity in controlling pests, as well as some natural deterrents and plant protection.

This workshop is perfect for anyone starting to grow organically, or wanting to keep your plants happier and healthier!

About the workshop leader

Max Johnson is a longtime veg grower, foodie and nature geek. He brings this belly-driven, nature-revering passion to his mindful, soulful workshops and courses that connect people with food, the natural environment, and one another.

Following a Masters in Sustainable Development, Max has had an informal education when it comes to food, learning on the job as Cranhill Community Gardens’ Community Food Programme Co-ordinator for 3 years, and volunteering on farms in Spain, the USA and Mexico. He is a Director of Alexandra Park Food Forest, a permaculture garden in Dennistoun, and in 2018 he co-founded Greenheart Growers, growing and supplying organic produce to restaurants and cafes across Glasgow.

He now runs The Wash House Garden, an organic market garden in Parkhead focussed on growing for a veg box, running community gardening sessions, delivering workshops in cooking and growing, and hosting pop-ups and community meals.

Part of Glasgow Seed School

Glasgow Seed School is a season of free workshops, talks and events. It aims to nurture seed stewardship and help growers build climate, food and community resilience. It is organised by Glasgow Seed Library, in collaboration with friends and partner organisations across the city.

Event Collection

Part of Glasgow Seed Library #




Event Type

Talks & Events


Lambhill Stables Community Garden, 11 Canal Bank North, Glasgow, G22 6RD


Morning 10am -12noon
Afternoon 1pm - 3pm




Free but ticketed


Relaxed event

Booking number:

0141 352 4900

Tickets no longer available

Additional info:

Places are very limited to maintain social distancing. Please only book if you intend to attend the workshop.

Adults are welcome to bring children under supervision, you do not need to book a place for someone aged under 12.

The workshop will take place outdoors on uneven ground. We are developing wheelchair access to the site, but this is currently limited. If you would like further details, or have other access requests, please email