Course overview

This practical course is to be run at the Parkstone Day Centre in Poole and is designed to empower adults with learning difficulties to develop their gardening skills and confidence in preparing and sowing seeds. The course will focus on providing a supportive and enjoyable environment, where participants can learn new skills, socialise, and take home their own seedlings. Who is this course for? This course is designed specifically for adults with learning difficulties who want to develop their gardening skills and confidence. No prior experience is necessary, as the course is tailored to meet the needs of each participant.

Course description

Course Outline:

Introduction to gardening basics: Understanding the importance of gardening, types of plants, and basic gardening tools.

Preparing the soil: Demonstrate how to prepare the soil for sowing seeds, including mixing and aerating the soil.

Sowing seeds: Hands-on practice in sowing different types of seeds, including vegetable and flower seeds.

Seed selection and handling: Learn how to choose the right seeds for the season and handle them correctly.

Basic plant care: Discuss the importance of watering, sunlight, and fertilizing for healthy plant growth.

Course Activities:

Hands-on activities in preparing and sowing seeds

Group discussions on gardening tips and tricks

Guided practice in potting and caring for seedlings

Q&A session to address any questions or concerns

What to Expect:

A friendly and supportive environment with experienced instructors

Hands-on practice in a relaxed and accessible setting

Take-home materials, including your own seedlings

Opportunities to socialize and connect with others who share similar interests

All participants are supported by staff at the centre as well as the highly trained tutor. Please contact the course manager at The WEA for more information.

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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