Beginners Vegetable Gardening courses

This course has been successfully running for the last 3 years, the content and delivery are relevant, interesting and fun!

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You’ll finish the course feeling enthusiastic and confident, knowing where to find any information you may need – in a position to start gardening and growing your own vegetables immediately!

The interactive presentation allows a deeper appreciation and understanding of gardening. It will be easy to start growing and harvesting by understanding the underlying principles of plant biology.

Also, wellbeing is woven into the course as we’ll be looking at the connection between growing your own vegetables and the health benefits it brings from improved mental and physical wellness to better nutrition and a stronger immune system.

The aim is to encourage everyone to start small in their gardening journey, learn to upcycle and keep costs to a minimum.

* Save a 1/3 by buying an ‘EARLY BIRD’ ticket before the 24th December 2023 *
Total price is £50 per person for a 4 week course in January 2024  – location tbc in Dunfermline

There are two courses running simultaneously, one on Tuesday evening and the other on Saturday afternoon. If you can’t attend a session, you can join the other group so you don’t miss out.

*All gardening materials are included – just bring along pen and paper to take notes*

This is what we’ll be covering:

Choosing pots and pot sizes
Choosing compost, sand and drainage
How to prevent lopsided plants
Feeding seedlings
How to keep seedlings thriving

Multiply your plants
Growing herbs on the cheap
Knowing when to plant out seedlings
Mistakes to avoid
Seeds and how to collect your own

Choose what to grow in you garden or balcony
Being self-sufficient
Frosts, wind and sunshine
Why grow organically?
What enhances soil microbes?

Your microclimate and improving it
Micro-green tasting
Introduction to square foot gardening
Simple and effective planning system
Perpetual planting

Here are some reviews from attendees to previous courses:

  •   “Amazing class again, thanks”

  •  “I’ve been enjoying it, i was genuinely surprised by how much too. I’m about as green fingered as a dolphin. I have started messing about with plants in mum’s green house”

  • “Thank you so much Grant for another wonderful growing course crammed with wisdom, laughs and the odd experiment.”
  • “Thanks for another great session”

  •  “Great class this afternoon, I have learned so much”

  • “Great class, with great group of people, will miss the class when it finishes next week” 

Come and join us!

Grant Stewart
Head Gardener
The Sanctuary Garden
Kingseat, Dunfermline

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