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Gardening – for Wellbeing, Wildlife and the Planet

Concessionary Fee: £10.00
Start Date

Tue 12 Oct 2021


8 weeks

Concessionary Fee: £10.00

Course content

  • State at least 4 reasons why gardening is good for you and one way of avoiding accidents in the garden.
  • Spend at least an hour a week outdoors and be able to report their findings (topics will be discussed in class the week previously.)
  • Draw and label the basic parts of a plant.
  • Identify at least 4 plants that produce fruits suitable for human consumption or wildlife or both
  • Discover and describe an unusual plant container to the rest of the learners.


This course will look at the ways in which gardening can be beneficial for your health, for wildlife and the planet.

Course content:

This course will include methods of plant identification, how to encourage wildlife and also to achieve maximum enjoyment of your garden through observation, planning and working in the garden


  • No previous qualifications required, just an enthusiasm for a healthy lifestyle for you and nature.

What do I need to do this course?

Paper and writing equipment or ability to use laptop for note taking, willingness to spend at least an hour outdoors each week to carry out tasks, any books/ magazines on related topics.

Teaching Methods

  • PowerPoint presentations, demonstrations and practical gardening activities, discussions and quizzes.

    How is your progress checked?

    Learners will be asked to complete a personal learning record throughout the course to monitor your progress.

    What can I do after this course?

    Further CLIP courses on similar topics. Take part in voluntary activities with local groups and gardening clubs.

Concessionary Fee: £10.00

Course details

  • Tutor: Loretta Rivett
  • Time: 1000-1200
  • Provision: CL
  • Term: Autumn
  • Location: Online Class
  • Full fee: £10.00
  • Concessionary fee: £10.00


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