Plants and seeds for free: FULL
Who is this course for?
ThiThis course is for beginners and those who would like to refresh their gardening skills. If you have an established garden or want to plant up a new one, you don’t need to spend the earth on plants and seeds when you know how to collect them from friends and neighbours.
You will find out which seeds to collect, how to look after them and how to sow seeds at this time of year.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will support you throughout the course through online face to face and written feedback on your progress and suggestions on how to progress. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.
Additional costs and requirements
This course is delivered online and provided free of charge. You will, however, need a computer or a tablet with a stable internet connection, as well as a built in or external microphone and camera to attend the course.
Save your recycled plastic pots/glass jars/tins so that you have a few containers handy for the practical tasks and fill these with some compost
An old spoon/ a plastic water bottle
A pair of household/gardening gloves
A pair of scissors/secateurs
An empty plastic milk container
Permanent marker pen
A notebook and pencil
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Your tutor will give you some ideas on what to practice in your own time and will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.
About the tutor
With Deborah as your tutor, expect enthusiasm and passion for the subjects’ taught, in a calming, inclusive, fun and inspiring environment. You will have time to enjoy the creative process, learn new skills, improve your mental and physical wellbeing and gain motivation to progress and achieve your personal best.
Deborah graduated from Saint Martin’s School of Art with a BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design and also achieved an MA Degree in Graphic Design, at Central Saint Martin’s. She has gained many unique experiences, collaborating with other artists and designers.
Deborah is from the West Country, where she runs her own Art, Craft, Design and Horticulture business. She is a practising artist, designer and gallery owner. She has exhibited and sold art work in the South West of England, Scotland and London.
She has recently won a Gold Award for Garden Design and has created Art and Design work for the BBC and MTV. She has also worked at the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Deborah has been interviewed on BBC Radio about her creative approach to teaching courses, where she passionately promotes the creative use and benefits of sustainable materials, especially plants. Her Sketch, Sculpt and Plant Walks are multi-sensory and interactive in the natural environment. Her work transcends the boundaries of genre and media: it’s thought-provoking work about the pressing concerns of the day and is often refreshingly humorous.
Deborah has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, from the University of London, Institute of Education, specialising in Art and Design. She is a qualified teacher of Art, Craft, Design and Horticulture. She has taught learners of all ages and abilities, for many years. She has been a Head of Art and Design. She teaches across Primary, Secondary, Alternative Provision, Adult and Community education.