Living The Good Life Gardening in Winter

Ref: C2524351

It is often assumed that the garden is quiet over winter, but in fact it can be the busiest period of the year! This course will help you make the most of the colder winter months. It includes knowing how to keep yourself safe, how to maintain your tools to keep their effectiveness, pruning techniques and propagation, and planning for the growing season ahead, particularly with reference to no-dig and permaculture principles.

Course aim

Providing a range of skills and knowledge helpful to maintain a garden over the colder winter months and prepare fully for the growing season ahead

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Keep my self safe and work effectively outdoors in colder temperatures
  • Maintain my gardening tools
  • Prune fruit plants effectively for plant health and to maximise yield
  • Prepare my garden for the coming growing season

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
  • 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

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
  • Please ensure that you wear clothing and footwear appropriate to working outdoors in a working allotment site and gloves to keep your hands warm and clean. You may wish to bring your own tools.

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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Living The Good Life Gardening in Winter

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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