Gardening: Planting Planning Project (classroom based)

Ref: C3672798

This course is for learners who have previously completed a WEA Gardening for Pleasure course or those who consider themselves to already have a good sound knowledge of gardening. Learners will be provided with a brief to research and plan different planting schemes/projects and will be required to independently research plants, individually and in small groups, then present their findings informally to the rest of the group. The course intends to have a garden/nursery visit on one of the sessions (subject to sourcing a suitable venue).

Course aim

To learn how to select a variety of plants, suitable for differing conditions to develop a garden for year round interest, incorporating effective planting combinations.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for learners who have previously completed a WEA Gardening for Pleasure course or those who consider themselves to already have a good sound knowledge of gardening.

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

  • Describe how to select plants for different types of growing conditions (soil type, aspect, moisture)
  • Identify planting combinations that have effective visual impact.
  • Explain how to choose plants to offer interest all year round.

How will I be taught?

  • 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
  • This is a classroom based course. We hope to include a garden/nursery visit off-site (within 8 miles of Northallerton) for one session.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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 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

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please be prepared to bring garden books or magazines to the sessions if you have any. (but this is not essential).

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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Gardening: Planting Planning Project (classroom based)

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Conditions

You can 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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