Budding Gardeners: A fun four week course aimed at children and their parents

The Budding Gardeners Course offers an engaging one-hour adaptation of our adult program, featuring a more hands-on approach and an exciting addition – baby chicks! 

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Designed to cater specifically to children, the course covers essential garden basics. Adult participants play a vital supporting role, actively working alongside their child throughout the session. This collaborative experience not only enhances the learning process but ensures that these newfound skills are effectively retained and can be seamlessly applied at home.

Drawing from valuable experience in local primary school gardens, we’ve found that the ideal age range for participants falls between 7 and 13 years old.

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

Normal Price is £45 for an adult and child and £15 per additional child for a 4 week course in January 2024 – location tbc in Dunfermline

*  EARLY BIRD  * Prices are £30 per adult and child and £12.50 per additional child if booked before 24th December 2023

*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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