Course overview

If you enjoy the out of doors, and have interest in growing your own food, or growing food for communities in an ecological way, this course is for you ! This early spring course offers practical activities to help us get ready for the growing season and will explore useful hands on techniques in ecological organic growing such as creating no dig beds, compost, natural fertilizers and exploring ecological ways to care for seeds ,tree, plants and pollinators The course is hosted by the award winning Bosavern Community Farm and delivered by our experienced tutor.

Course description

This course is perfect for any one who would like an excuse to spend more time out of doors and pursue an interest in growing organic food

A welcoming course which is open to all people with various abilities and levels of experience

We will be getting ready for spring with practical sessions in organic food growing. We will explore regenerative farming techniques to ensure we can grow food whilst improving the biodiversity of our surrounding ecology such as preparing land and beds for growing, composting and restoring soils, seed sowing or companion planting

We are so fortunate that this course will be hosted at the inspiring Bosavern Community Farm in St Just

As well as getting us ready for the spring growing season, the course will allow you to receive all the benefits of regularly being out in nature and doing something positive with others in the local community.

This is an out door based course, but we will have an contingency plan to work with nature under shelter, if the weather is too bad to remain outside !

Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle, appropriate clothes ( including waterproofs, hats etc) and sturdy footwear.

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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