Wednesdays July 18th - August 29th (9.30-12.30) St Mary's Church, Headland, Hartlepool This course is funded by the WEA for those on low incomes
This course will begin with elements of green space design, looking in particular at the resources that are already available on site that can be used.
Learners will be introduced to the basics of propagating plants, that will include seed sowing and taking cuttings. 'Pricking out' and 'potting up' will be demonstrated (with learners having the opportunity to master these skills) and ongoing care of plants will be explained.
Towards the end of the course, learners will recognise how and when to harvest some common food plants and preservation will be discussed so that food is available for throughout the year as much as possible.
This course is particularly aimed at learners with limited access to the materials normally required for food growing, those who are gardening on a budget, and those who are short of time or who might find the more physical aspects challenging. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to book a place.
Introduction to No-dig gardening - 1 session
Wednesday July 11th (9.30-11.30) TS3 Community Church (Salvation Army), Middlesbrough This course is funded by the WEA for those on low incomes
A short introductory session for those wishing to learn more about 'no-dig' gardening - a technique that preserves the structure of the soil for optimum plant growth (and minimal effort!)