Container Gardening taster

Ref: C2420916

Set in a community garden,this course will show that we can all grow feel good plants, as well as a selection of herbs and vegetables, in containers no matter how small our space is. we will explore how the scent and colour of our plant choices can benefit, uplift, or calm our spirit. we will be introduced to grow your own, and learn which vegetables and herbs grow well in small spaces, and how to plant and care for them through to our harvest. we will look at which pots or baskets are best for us, and what opportunities we can take to recycle unwanted items such as old cooking pots or old boots!

Additional information about this course

Funded by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

Course aim

Based in a community garden, this course will introduce us to container growing-pots, baskets, recycled items- which will give students confidence to grow feel good plants and home grown vegetables, even in the smallest space

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • identify plants which grow well in containers, including vegetables
  • identify plants whose scent and colour make us feel good
  • demonstrate how to pot up plants in containers
  • understand which soil containers need, and how to care for my plants successfully

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

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 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

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • feel free to bring along recycled items such as old pots and boots...anything you feel is suitable to use as a container and to grow in

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

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

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Container Gardening taster

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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