Gardening

Ref: C3678997

This will be a fun and enjoyable gardening course. You will be able to take part in gardening activities in class such as planting, potting and growing your own flowers. You will learn about different aspects of gardening as well, and read information about how to garden and what to grow. We will have access to an outdoor space to grow things in and you will be able to take some bulbs and seeds home to grow yourself.

Course aim

This course provides an overview of simple gardening and enables students to begin to learn about how to garden and grow plants.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre

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

  • Grow a plant from seed and plant out bulbs.
  • Know which plants in the garden are safe to eat and which aren't.
  • Understand how to make compost.
  • Describe how and why gardening is good for my health and wellbeing.
  • Record my progress and learning in Canvas.

How will I be taught?

  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You may be asked to take some plants/seeds home and grow them at home in pots. Pots and instructions will be provided.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring pen, paper and gardening gloves.

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

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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 enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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