Gardening for Wellbeing
Learn to garden to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. From growing plants on a windowsill to appreciating the outdoors, this course is designed to utilise natural resources to create a healthier lifestyle in harmony with nature.
Purpose: Community Learning
Delivery: On campus
Duration: 16 hours over 8 weeks, Fridays 10.00am – 12.00pm
Next course: 23 April 2021
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Grow and identify a variety of plants that enhance mood and wellbeing
- Identify elements of gardening that improve physical and mental health
- Visit local gardens, woodland and parks for wellbeing walks
- Carry out practical gardening (propagating plants, maintenance and harvesting)
- Understand the basic principles and benefits of organic gardening with wildlife in mind
- Use natural products in creative activites e.g. make lavender bags, bird feeders, collage, painting
- Harvest vegetables or herbs to make a healthy meal or beverage
How will I be assessed?
During this course you will be assessed through:
- Observations and questioning
- Games and activities
- Mood journals/diaries
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 £35. 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 email@example.com.