From Plot to Plate – Allotment Gardening
Discover how to grow delicious seasonal vegetables, flowers and herbs on a small plot on this practical course. Learn the basics of allotment gardening from seed sowing to harvesting, and take the skills home so you can get growing.
Purpose: Community Learning
Delivery: On Campus
Duration: 28 hours over 8 weeks, Fridays 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Next course: 23 April 2021
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Grow a variety of vegetables and herbs that can be harvested and eaten
- Identify 4-8 vegetable and herb varieties suitable for the scheme
- Design a growing plan
- Identify and carry out practical gardening skills (soil preparation, propagation, cultivation, tool use, maintenance and harvesting)
- Know how to attract beneficial wildlife for pollination and pest control
How will I be assessed?
During this course you will be assessed through:
- Quizzes and informal identification of plants, methods, tools etc.
- Observations and questioning
- Games and activities
- Garden diary/journal
What do I need?
Ideally you will have access to pen and paper.
All other resources and materials for this course will be provided. Written material will be available on google classroom.
This could lead onto one of the Horticulture and Sustainability courses available at Ruskin.
What will it cost me?
The cost for this course is £120. It is free if you are unemployed or earning less than £17,004 per annum.
To participate in this course you will need basic computer skills.
To enrol online please first select Sign in or Create an Account. This will open a separate window, where you can set up your Ruskin account. (By setting up a Ruskin account, you will be able to log in quickly and easily in future to apply for other Ruskin College courses.)
Once you have successfully created your account, please return to this page and select Enrol Now, where you will be able to complete your enrolment on the course.
Please call us on 01865 759600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.