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Practical Permaculture Gardening

Level 0 (CQFW Level 3), 10 Credits.

Available Dates:

This course is currently not being offered in the academic year 2015 - 2016.

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Classroom at the Centre for Lifelong Learning: 8th February, 1st March, 21st June and 19th July 2013
Includes visits to Edible Landscaping Garden in Dinas Powys;
 Fridays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 22nd February, 22nd March, 12th April, 26th April, 7th June and 5th July 2013

Learn how to grow food using permaculture and organic food growing techniques. Course includes: seed sowing, transplanting, potting on, natural soil management, natural pest management, weed management and more.

Topics to be covered include:

Who is this course for?

Anyone with interested in either growing their own food, or in managing a garden naturally – whatever the size.

Learning and Teaching

The course is a mixture of hands on practical sessions and the theory which lies behind the practice. Theory sessions will consist mostly of short talks with PowerPoint presentations.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

The Collins Gem series for identifying:

For plant identification and design aid:


Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site or in Choices.  This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.