Making raised planters
This weeks hobby gardening class we did a wee workshop on how to make a raise bed for your garden, with the group we made a raised bed 3mx1m from pressure-treated 6" lengths. This was as a result of participants saying they'd love to see how one is made...so in the NWRC you ask we deliver!
Grow your own Donegal
Starting on March 2nd we've a super 5 week programme of specialist Polytunnel and Grow-Your-Own gardening running in the grounds of Gillespie Polytunnels, Killygordon, Co Donegal.
This 5 week programme covers all that you should be doing in the polytunnel at that time of year and what you should be at in the fruit, herb and outside beds.
Running from 10-2 for 5 weeks this programme covers:
We will be using the 3 Polytunnels and the outdoor growing space that is Gillespie Polytunnels show garden space.
Cost for the course is E120 and places limited to 12.
Tea, Coffee and Refreshments supplied on each day.
To secure your place leave a comment below or email me on email@example.com or text 07506242774
New Friday gardening class
wee courtyard garden in NWRC
hey guys, a new batch of 'Hobby Seasonal Gardening' in North West Regional College (Springtown) will start on the 23rd November, running from 2-4pm. This is the most popular class I take, it's always booked out. It runs for 10 weeks and covers all the to-do seasonal stuff in the garden including Sowing, cuttings, pruning, planting, containers, layout, fruit, herbs, vegetables and anything else thats current. The course costs £25, with £20 concession. Class size limited to 16. Book a place by emailing Liam Clarke on firstname.lastname@example.org
This challenging level 2 course is ideal for those looking to develop a better alround understanding of sustainability and organic gardening and for those looking to develop their organic gardening skills. It is aimed at anyone whether a home or professional gardener. Participants should have a good existing skill base in gardening with relavent experience from gardening at home or professionally.
Held in North West Regional College, Springtown, Derry.
Start date Monday 10/09/12 – finish date Monday
24/06/13(34 weeks excluding holidays)
Cost £145.00 ***Concession £30***
For enquiries relating to enrolement or fees please contact email@example.com for queries on course content please contact myself on firstname.lastname@example.org
This challenging course is ideal if you have some gardening knowledge and skills, from personal or professional experience. You may want to expand your knowledge or take it to a higher level - perhaps to progress in your career or learning.
Examples of units include:
Start date Thursday 13/09/12 – finish date Thursday
27/06/13 (34 weeks excluding holidays)time 4.00pm-7.00pm
Cost £145.00 ***Concession £30***
For enquiries relating to enrolement or fees please contact email@example.com for queries on course content etc please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrolement now open for a new batch of C&G level 1 Horticultural classes, this course runs in North West Regional College, Springtown campus and offers participants a good entry into academic horticulture, This level will suit you if you're just starting out and want a good basic understanding of the horticulture industry - enough to get your first job in the
sector or move on to further study. You may be a young learner (14-19) or an adult. get full details on this course from city and guilds website here
The Course Start date Tuesday 11/09/12 – finish date Tuesday
19/02/13 (20 weeks excluding holidays) from 3.30-5.30 each day Cost £60.00 **concession fee £20**. For enrolement or fees enquiries please contact email@example.com for course queries email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday afternoons is when I run a 'Hobby Seasonal Gardening Class' in the Springtown campus of the North West Regional College. This has been one of the most popular classes I offer, users get to sample a whole range of gardening and skills and take home a wealth of information each week. Since I started these hobby classes over 100 students have come and gone...(with many a cup of tea shared!)
This 10 week programme allows gardenrs to brush up and learn new skills on the following areas: Seed Sowing, Taking cuttings, Use of fertilisers, Pest and disease control, Lawn care, Tree and Shrub selection, Container and basket planting, Bulbs and organic gardening techniques....
The existing horticulture facilities in the college allow for lots of hands-on learning, with a new courtyard garden just created allowing users to explore decking construction, container making, scented plant selection etc
Within the college we also have 18 raised beds where we grow a range of seasonal fruits, vegetables, salads and herbs so the Grow-your-own angle is well covered....
we have 2 large Polytunnels on site, one where we grow a selection of indoor-crops such as Basil, tomatoes, Courgettes and other salads, herbs and seasonal produce....
and we have another 30ft long tunnel we use as a Propogation house which we use solely for prouducing all our plants from seed, cuttings and other means.... (also we did a nice bit of block paving with a group in it too).
Enrolement is now open for the next 2 10 week Hobby Gardening Classes in North West Regional College, the cost for the course is £25 and then £20 for concession. Enrolement can be completed via telephone or in person in Strand road campus.
Batch 1 - Running from 14/9/12 to 23/11/12 2-4pm Fridays (course code RNVO0GARDEN DSPA1)
Batch 2 - Running from 1/2/13 to 19/4/13 2-4pm Fridays (course code RNVO0GARDEN DSPA2)
Maximum class size is 16, and it booked and ran on a first-come-first served. You cannot enrol and pay on the first week, enrolements must be made in advance. Any questions on fees etc please contact email@example.com , any questions on content etc please contact myself firstname.lastname@example.org.....
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