Date: Saturday 03/07/21
The first session will introduces the learner to best practice in cultivating gardens and growing plants, to minimise pests and diseases using plant husbandry. We will look at identification of common pests and diseases, information about their life cycles and will consider the best methods for treatment. Sustainable garden practices and the need to treat pests and diseases with environmentally friendly methods will be the focus.
Please note Part 1 is an online course using ZOOM. No specialist software is required to participate, but a device with a microphone and webcam will be needed.
This is a live interactive course, and will not be made available as a recording to watch at a later date.
Location: Botanic Garden
Date: Sunday 04/07/21
The second session is a practical session taking place in the Garden which will provide learners with an opportunity to study and practice garden maintenance skills. We will practice hand weeding and hoeing, and when to use which method. We will also look at watering, providing seasonal maintenance to veg plots and mixed plant borders, and how to achieve that top notch finish. This session will focus on identifying plants commonly considered to be weeds in the garden.
The practical Sunday sessions will take place entirely outdoors so participants will need to come dressed for all weathers.
Sandie Cain joined the Garden team in 2018 as Horticultural Learning Co-ordinator with responsibility for the Schools Garden and horticultural learning. She studied horticulture at Plumpton College and Bicton College, and was previously head gardener of a Victorian walled garden producing vegetables, fruit, micro herbs and edible flowers for a Michelin Star restaurant. Sandie is passionate about horticulture with a special interest in kitchen gardens.
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