Grow your own vegetables

Hills Road Sixth Form College
In Cambridge

£75
+ VAT
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Important information

Typology Vocational qualification
Location Cambridge
Duration 8 Days
  • Vocational qualification
  • Cambridge
  • Duration:
    8 Days
Description

In the last few years, the interest in growing one's own food has greatly increased. Rises in food prices, a requirement to know more about how the food is grown, an appreciation of 'food miles' and the possibility of involving children in the growing process have all been cited as factors in a huge uptake in allotments in and around Cambridge. Many people are also now turning over part of.

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Starts Location
On request
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire, CB2 8PE, Cambridgeshire , England
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Starts On request
Location
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire, CB2 8PE, Cambridgeshire , England
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Course programme


Grow your own vegetables

Your Course
In the last few years, the interest in growing one's own food has greatly increased. Rises in food prices, a requirement to know more about how the food is grown, an appreciation of 'food miles' and the possibility of involving children in the growing process have all been cited as factors in a huge uptake in allotments in and around Cambridge. Many people are also now turning over part of their garden to growing their own food and sampling the benefits of ultra-fresh food.
An overview of general growing techniques will be covered as well as specific details on growing some of the most popular vegetables. Part of this will be the hands-on practical experience of sowing some vegetable seed with the aim of this crop coming to fruition after the course has finished.
Learning Outcomes
· You will know the basics of sowing and nurturing your plant plot from seed to harvest.
· You will gain an appreciation of the time commitments and space required - tailored to your needs and availability.
· You will be well on your way to managing your own plot using the fundamental techniques discussed in the course.
Your Tutor
Mark Peckham was born and brought up on a Scottish hill farm in Kirkcudbrightshire where he gained an appreciation for growing vegetables and a love of the doutdoors. He has had an allotment in Cambridge for over 7 years and feeds his wife and 4 children from his plot. He engages his children in cultivating a small plot at home where salad crops are grown for rapid consumption. Mark has to spend his time efficiently and has learned appropriate techniques which he is keen to impart to others.
Day and time: Monday 7 - 9pm
Start date: 18 January
Number of sessions: 8
Tuition fees: £75
Method of payment: Fees for short courses (10 weeks or less) to be paid in full at enrolment and for long courses (12 weeks or more) fees of 50% can be paid at enrolment plus 50% as a cheque. Course places cannot be reserved without receipt of both payments.
Half term:
Please note that there are no classes during half term Monday 15th - Friday 19th February 2010 unless otherwise stated.


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