Gardening - Late sowing and winter veg

Ref: C3528563

This course is designed to provide the skills to be able to grow vegetables. You will also learn how to grow and use green manures for improving the soil. Plants grown may be taken away to plant on and grow at home; as well as continuing to improve the community garden at Treneere WAC Headquarters.

Course aim

To learn how to grow a variety of winter vegetables and use green manures.

Who is the course for?

- No skills or experience needed - This course is for beginners - This course is for improvers - This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

What topics will this course cover

- The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning - You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time - Health and Safety at Work How to use specialised tools and how to clean and store them How to work as part of a team and how to work independently

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

How will I know I'm making progress?

- A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion - You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor - You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning - You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions - A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress - There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress - You will be able to continue to work and learn after the course by looking after your plants at home

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

- Nothing else is needed - All materials will be provided - A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you - It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.) - Bring clothes suitable for working outdoors as you will get dirty eg. weatherproof/waterproof

Reading and information sources

- No pre reading or pre course work is required - No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What could the course lead to?

- Progress to another WEA course - Progress to a course with another provider - This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ - Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member - Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation - You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/ - Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next - Volunteering in the community, or planting at home.

Download full course outline

Gardening - Late sowing and winter veg Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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