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Our gardening courses are hands-on, whether they are classroom, community garden or allotment based. Develop practical skills and knowledge with courses including; gardening through the seasons, for welling being, and for growing food. Some of our gardening courses are offered in partnership with local community groups.

Autumn Abundance View details

Autumn is when the grower reaps their rewards. Utilise this harvest by making jams, pickles and tasty soups to last you over the winter months. Dry herbs and flowers and explore different ways to store your produce. Discover how to over-winter plants, which food crops to grow and plant spring bulbs. Ensure that the garden is a safe haven for wildlife during the coming months. Explore the different ways to improve your soil with composts and manures and even make your own leaf-mould. You will also be encouraged to create your own Christmas decorations using matural materials.

Gardening - The Autumn Clear-up View details

A course for residents of a care home. We will be harvesting vegetables and flowers grown in the garden during the summer and preparing the plantting areas for further planting or to rest during the winter.

Introduction to Permaculture View details

A great way to find out more about permaculture this two day 'taster' will provide an opportunity to learn about the principles and ethics of permaculture, and how to apply these in a variety of settings. If you need a bit of inspiration on how to live a greener life this course is for you

Sustainable Wildlife Gardening - autumn View details

This course explores the garden ecosystem and how we can take inspiration from nature and apply it to our own gardens. We will look at different plant forms, and how they can be combined to provide both food and shelter for wildlife, and flower types, as seen from an insects point of view. Central themes include: 'right plant, right place' and providing 'year-round flowering' for pollinators. Other skills you will learn are: surveying the on-site garden and drawing scaled plans; natural pest control; and managing soil for biodiversity. This will be delivered alongside practical gardening sessions covering: plant identification, making a wildlife pond and planting trees. All with no chemicals and by using resources wisely. The course provides a basic foundation in both practical gardening skills and plant theory, preparing students for progression opportunities including the WEA course 'Gardening for Pleasure' or college courses in Horticulture and Landscape Maintenance.