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Sustainable Gardening: Creating a Vertical Garden

Sustainable Gardening: Creating a Vertical Garden

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Derbyshire Eco Centre

Interested in Sustainability but unsure what you can achieve in a small space? Come and see how you can create your own vertical garden from pallets.

Approximate course length:

5 hours

This course is for:

Anyone interested in sustainability and gardening, particularly utilising a small space.

You will learn:

• how to build a vertical garden using recycled pallets

• types of plants suitable for vertical gardening

• how to plant up your creation

This is an outdoor course which will provide an opportunity to develop your creative gardening skills in a friendly, sociable environment.

There are no exams or formal assessments.

There will be chance to ask questions and put what you have learned into practice.

Your tutor will give you feedback during the course and you will be able to self-assess.

Work outside of sessions:

This is not required, though we hope you will want to put what you have learned into practice.

Additional costs and what to prepare:

There will be a small charge for materials of £10. A member of staff will be in touch about payment shortly before the course start date.

Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy.

How to access your course:

An email with joining details will be sent within 3 working days of the start date of the course.

Progression from this course:

You may wish to progress to Introduction and Improvers Joinery; or one of our outdoor ‘hands on’ courses such as Hedge laying, Coppicing, Practical Woodland Management, Introduction to Woodland Ecology; one of our many gardening courses Plant Health: Pests & Diseases, Planning a Garden, Sustainable Gardening or an environmental sustainability course such as Building a Wildlife Pond, Introduction to Beekeeping, Exploring the Climate Change, Rewilding and Sustainable Woodland Management.

Discuss your next steps with your tutor or centre staff.

For further information on our summer 2021 term programme or on the additional support we offer visit: derbyshire.gov.uk/adulteducation

Course fees explained

Some of our courses are free of charge. Others have a full fee and a lower ‘concessions’ rate for those on certain benefits. This may vary from course to course so please ask when enquiring about a particular course. For many of our learning for leisure courses we use three different fee bands:

Fee A: Full feeFee B: Derbyshire Gold cards holdersFee C: Concessions for those on certain benefits/allowances – please ask for details

There may be additional costs on some courses for materials please ask for details.

If selecting one of the reduced rates, you will be asked to show proof of entitlement when attending course.


A booking fee is charged by Eventbrite for each booking, this is retained by Eventbrite. Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service receive the course fee.

Before booking onto this course, please read the Derbyshire Adult Education Learner Entitlement

When you book onto the course you need to provide Personal Information. To see the privacy notice issued by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Department of Education (DfE), please visit Education and Skills Funding Agency privacy notice: April 2019

What can you expect from DACES?

Safeguarding and Prevent

Whilst on our on-line courses you can expect a safe space, free from abuse, bullying, discrimination or threat. Click on the following link for more information: Safeguarding and Prevent

If you have any concerns/queries regarding safeguarding/prevent please report these to your tutor or email: adult.education@derbyshire.gov.uk

Further information:

We are offering a reduced programme of courses in our centres which is subject to change due to the current COVID 19 situation. For more information and to view our Autumn 2021 brochure visit our website

You can also keep up to date with the learning opportunities that we currently have through our Facebook page.

Or sign up for our newsletter Adult Community Education Newsletter

We wish you every success with your course. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any comments or enquiries at adult.education@derbyshire.gov.uk

Careers Support:

Careers Service

Do you need help to discover your digital skills and to look for online learning/courses? Or do you want help with finding and applying for jobs?

Derbyshire County Council Careers Service offers impartial information, advice and guidance to adults on employment and learning.

Our staff are experienced and qualified to a minimum of Level 4 in Information, Advice and Guidance

✔Friendly, supportive and adaptable to learner needs

✔Impartial and able to advise on and refer to a wide range of local provision

During the COVID-19 outbreak our centres are closed for face-to-face appointments, but we’re still offering impartial information, advice and guidance in other ways. Support will be available via video calls, telephone, text and / or email.

Please get in contact with your local Careers Coach:

Becky Stancill 07767 670797 becky.stancill@derbyshire.gov.uk

Amber Valley - AlfretonBolsover and North East Derbyshire - Bolsover / Clay Cross / Shirebrook

Chris Ellerington 07896 804096 chris.ellerington@derbyshire.gov.uk

Amber Valley - HeanorErewash - Ilkeston / Long EatonSouth Derbyshire and South Dales - Swadlincote

Sarah Kelly 07967 391263 sarah.kelly@derbyshire.gov.uk

High Peak and North Dales - Buxton / Glossop / New Mills

Wendy Leigh 07717 303855 wendy.leigh@derbyshire.gov.uk

Amber Valley - AlfretonBolsover and North East Derbyshire - Dronfield / EckingtonChesterfield - Chesterfield / Staveley

Yvonne Power 07967 308873 yvonne.lawton@derbyshire.gov.uk

Amber Valley - BelperHigh Peak and North Dales - MatlockSouth Derbyshire and South Dales - Ashbourne

For impartial information, advice and guidance on careers and learning visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/careersservice

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