Course overview

If you are looking for a fun, low cost, environmentally friendly way to make biodegradable pots for seedlings then this one-day workshop could be for you. Paper mache has a long history of being used to make a variety of items and is the perfect method to make pots for seedlings whose roots may be damaged if taken out of the pot for planting as the paper-mache pot can be placed into the hole without removing the seedlings and the pot will degrade naturally over timey. Come along to Growing Links wonderful garden just outside of Penzance to learn from our experienced craft tutor. This is one of three workshops we will be running art Growing Links.

Course description

During this course you will gain an understanding of some of the history of paper-mache and some of the items that can be made using this simple low-tech method of recycling paper or card.

You will gain some knowledge about the different materials than can be recycled into paper-mache.

You will be able to select and prepare the chosen material ready to be made into pulp.

You will learn two ways of making pulp for paper-mache, one which uses a blender and one without the need for a blender.

You will be able to select suitable moulds to create the pots and know how to use them once they are dry.

By the end of the course you will have learned a method to recycle scrap materials and transform them into low cost, environmentally friendly biodegradable pots for seedlings.

This course is ideal for gardeners who are looking to reduce their use of plastics and switch to an environmentally friendly method of planting.

This course is held at Growing Links garden in Penzance and is ideal for all levels of learners. You will be guided by our experienced tutor in a small group environment.

This is one of three short courses we are running in partnership with Growing Links to encourage people to use what they find at home and in the gardens to create useful craft items

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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