Gardening and grow your own veggies

Ref: C3676599

This is the busiest time in the gardening year. we will start sowing seed and planting, weeding and preparing beds. We will learn about wildlife in the garden - friends or foes and how to encourage friendly/beneficial animals and insects

Course aim

To learn and practice gardening skills, grow vegetables and maintain the Learning Zone gardens. This term we focus on jobs to do in Spring.

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:

  • Learn and practice gardening skills such as seed sowing, bed preparation and planting out
  • Work together to maintain the Learning Zone vegetable/fruit gardens
  • learn about the cycles of the gardening year - what happens in spring
  • identify different sorts of wildlife in the garden and whether they are beneficial or harmful to plants

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided

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

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Gardening and grow your own veggies

Is this course right for me? Request more information

You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

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 2019
  • 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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