Think green with the WEA

A key part of our curriculum, our Environment courses are always popular and give learners the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics.  

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What Environment topics are available? 

As our understanding of the natural world has changed over many decades, the popularity of our environment courses has continued to grow. Regarded as perhaps the biggest challenge the human race has ever encountered, climate change and its impact on the environment is just one of many topics that you can immerse yourself in, alongside your fellow learners.  

Whether it’s studying online or in person, the wide range of topics is sure to grab your interest. From the cleanliness of water and what can be done to alleviate droughts, to re-wilding and the British countryside, you’ll be immersed in topical issues that are impacting individuals across the UK and around the world.  

Join us and experience the unique way of learning here at the WEA, with small class sizes and experienced tutors providing the ideal place to discuss the challenges posed by our ever-changing environment.  

Attend an Environment course near you 

Delivered in person and online, it’s possible to explore environmental challenges without ever leaving your house. Whether you choose to learn online or in person at a community venue near you, you’ll benefit from small class sizes and a supportive environment where everyone who comes along is excited to learn.  

Learning in a supportive environment

Our tutors will support you on your learning journey, enhancing your experience and ensuring that you learn at a pace which suits your individual needs.  

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Gardening Practical: Summer Time Organic Gardening Toolkit 2

A further opportunity to benefit from spending more time in nature whilst exploring organic food growing, community regenerative farming and permaculture design Delivered by our experienced, professional tutor, and hosted at the award winning Bosavern Community Farm , this course is sure to empower and inspire. You will gain practical experience in topics such as soil restoration, caring for crops, natural fertilizers mulching and ways to increase local biodiversity . You will also develop first hand understanding in the principles and ethics of permaculture, community collaborative working and the people care aspect of permaculture.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 16/07/2024 -
Tue 30/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Bosavern Community Farm (St Just)
St Just
St Just
TR19 7RD
Tutor:
Jodie Tellam
Course code:
Q00013518
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.60

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Nature, Ecology & Permaculture: Beliefs, Monuments and the Landscape

This course explores the values and activities in the landscape that reach beyond the simply economic and which relate to culture, aesthetics and religion with specific reference to the British Isles. You will consider the relationship between humans and the landscape throughout history discussing the symbolism of monuments created, beliefs, folklore, legends and aspects of social behaviour. The tutor will enable you to consider this relationship for the earliest humans, through the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Roman times, into the middle ages and the importance of the landscape in modern times. No previous knowledge or experience of landscape history is necessary. Everyone is welcome to join this fascinating course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 26/02/2024 -
Mon 25/03/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Hadrian Cook
Course code:
Q00012254
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £37.00

Nature, Ecology & Permaculture: Beliefs, Monuments and the Landscape

This course explores the values and activities in the landscape that reach beyond the simply economic and which relate to culture, aesthetics and religion with specific reference to the British Isles. You will consider the relationship between humans and the landscape throughout history discussing the symbolism of monuments created, beliefs, folklore, legends and aspects of social behaviour. The tutor will enable you to consider this relationship for the earliest humans, through the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Roman times, into the middle ages and the importance of the landscape in modern times. No previous knowledge or experience of landscape history is necessary. Everyone is welcome to join this fascinating course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 26/02/2024 -
Mon 25/03/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Hadrian Cook
Course code:
Q00012254
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £37.00

Nature, Ecology & Permaculture: Beliefs, Monuments and the Landscape

This course explores the values and activities in the landscape that reach beyond the simply economic and which relate to culture, aesthetics and religion with specific reference to the British Isles. You will consider the relationship between humans and the landscape throughout history discussing the symbolism of monuments created, beliefs, folklore, legends and aspects of social behaviour. The tutor will enable you to consider this relationship for the earliest humans, through the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Roman times, into the middle ages and the importance of the landscape in modern times. No previous knowledge or experience of landscape history is necessary. Everyone is welcome to join this fascinating course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 26/02/2024 -
Mon 25/03/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Hadrian Cook
Course code:
Q00012254
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £37.00

Nature, Ecology & Permaculture: Beliefs, Monuments and the Landscape

This course explores the values and activities in the landscape that reach beyond the simply economic and which relate to culture, aesthetics and religion with specific reference to the British Isles. You will consider the relationship between humans and the landscape throughout history discussing the symbolism of monuments created, beliefs, folklore, legends and aspects of social behaviour. The tutor will enable you to consider this relationship for the earliest humans, through the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Roman times, into the middle ages and the importance of the landscape in modern times. No previous knowledge or experience of landscape history is necessary. Everyone is welcome to join this fascinating course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 26/02/2024 -
Mon 25/03/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Hadrian Cook
Course code:
Q00012254
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £37.00

Nature, Ecology & Permaculture: Beliefs, Monuments and the Landscape

This course explores the values and activities in the landscape that reach beyond the simply economic and which relate to culture, aesthetics and religion with specific reference to the British Isles. You will consider the relationship between humans and the landscape throughout history discussing the symbolism of monuments created, beliefs, folklore, legends and aspects of social behaviour. The tutor will enable you to consider this relationship for the earliest humans, through the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Roman times, into the middle ages and the importance of the landscape in modern times. No previous knowledge or experience of landscape history is necessary. Everyone is welcome to join this fascinating course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 26/02/2024 -
Mon 25/03/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Hadrian Cook
Course code:
Q00012254
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £37.00