This Developer course will help you to get organised for spring and grow garden veg through the year, with inspiration from the Plotgate Community Farm growers and gardens.
You may have attended a Taster workshop or Starter course, or have some growing experience, also complete beginner growers are most welcome.
Join this informal friendly course to learn about making the best use of your time and growing space. From seed-saving techniques and know-how through crop planning to growing and caring for your seedlings, you’ll develop your skills and feed your growing knowledge for a productive year in your veg plot.
It will be held under shelter on the farm with discussions and practical activities, outdoors as weather allows, during the six Thursday morning sessions from 22nd February to 28th March 2024.
There are no formal assessments for this course.
At the end of this course, if you’d like to continue with your learning in this subject, you’ll be able to progress onto our Enhancer Level workshop or course.
Further workshops and courses about growing and enjoying garden produce are coming up at www.PlotgateCommunityFarm.org
We also have volunteering opportunities and trainee placements available through the year on the farm.
Our workshops and courses are designed to provide essential skills, develop confidence and resilience, improve your health & wellbeing, prepare you for further learning or employment, provide ways to learn with your family and build communities. We have a wide range of workshops and courses and you can explore more on our website. There’s something for everyone!
Need to know…
This course is suitable if you have completed our Starter Level in this subject, within a similar subject area, or have previous experience, and want to progress and explore this subject in more depth.
If you are aged 19+ AND are unemployed AND receive a benefit / your annual income is less than £25,000 per year AND live in Somerset (not including Bath & North East Somerset) AND you have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years OR you have refugee status / right to remain. *Please note – proof of eligibility will be requested during the enrolment process.
If you are aged 19+ AND your annual income is over £25,000 and live in Somerset OR you live in Bath & North East Somerset OR you live anywhere else in the UK. Some Community partners may not be able to accommodate learners from outside Somerset. This will be highlighted during enrolment.
Our funding rules have changed – how this affects you…
You can only enrol on ONE free* workshop/course at each level, e.g. one Taster, one Starter… and so on. Our new levels are designed to encourage you to learn and progress in your chosen area of interest. If you enrol on multiple workshops/courses at the same level, we’ll contact you to discuss (as there are exceptions), or you’ll be given the opportunity to pay for your place, (costs are detailed on each course page).
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