Allotments and Smallholdings - Spring / Summer - Writtle University College

Allotments and Smallholdings - Spring / Summer

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About the Course

This two day course is ideal for beginners and those with some gardening experience. Participants will be given advice on growing a range of vegetables, fruit and herbs to build confidence and raise awareness.

Topics covered will include:

Correct sowing techniques


Use of modular trays

Use of protected structures

Improving soil fertility

Participants will also receive information on a range of pests, diseases, disorders and weeds and advice on the implementation of a suitable control programme.

A Writtle University College Certificate of Attendance will be issued on completion of the course.

Useful Information

As with all practical courses participants are required to wear work clothes and sturdy footwear (steel toe capped preferred)

Participants will require note taking equipment.

Free parking is available on campus; a permit will be issued and should be clearly displayed.

Participants are advised to bring a packed lunch. Morning and afternoon refreshments are provided.

Course Dates

  • Saturday 16 June 2018 - Saturday 23 June 2018 (10:00am to 3:30pm)
    £145.00 per person

For group bookings please contact Michelle Williams 01245 424287




Tom Cole
Regular expert guest on BBC Essex, Gardening Hour with Ken Crowther


Two days (Saturdays)


Michelle Williams 01245 424287


Our opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5pm
  • Friday 8.30am-4.30pm

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