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Gardening City & Guilds Level 1 Award

Gardening City & Guilds Level 1 Award

Tuesday 25th February

This 6 week course is for those who “want to gain basic horticulture skills. You will learn, develop and practice skills for progression in the horticulture sector.” (City and Guilds, 2013) It is a unique way of achieving an accredited gardening qualification through practical training in a community market garden and glasshouse combined with supported classroom-based learning and reflection. It is designed to build basic and technical skills for anyone who is thinking about working as a gardener or who wants to enhance your food production knowledge. A tutor and other practitioners are always on hand to pass on tips and guidance when needed.

Learning outcomes include:

· Demonstrate knowledge of soils, and soil cultivation techniques;

· Prepare ground for sowing and planting.

· Appropriate tool-use and ongoing care.

· Seasonal garden maintenance and planning.

· Organic vegetable garden design techniques

· Sowing seeds in containers indoors with knowledge for seedling aftercare

· Plant identification

For more information about this course you can contact Clare Joy (Tutor) at the Hawkwood site: 020 8524 4994. Booking is through Adult Learning Waltham Forest - by calling 020 8496 2974; quote course code HNP3460-2PA orbook online
Fee: £104 / £56 / Free for JSA claimants (with £40 certification fee for all)

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