Course Description

Course Description
This course is held at Fort Amherst, where Medway Adult Education have an allotment. You can join in with some fun gardening activities delivered by our subject specialist, Emma.

This course provides you with the skills to manage an allotment plot throughout the seasons. You will learn the basics in garden care, how to overcome challenges and get the best growing conditions for your crops.

The allotment is right at the top of Fort Amherst- up the hill and through the short foot tunnel.
There are toilets at the plot.

If you have any health issues that might be impacted by you taking part in physical gardening and the outdoors please let the tutor know ahead of time. The terrain is naturally uneven.

Please check out Fort Amherst’s website for more information about the site- https://www.fortamherst.com/
This course is part of our targeted community learning approach, which runs throughout Medway and aims to reach those not engaged with lifelong learning, including due to financial barriers.
This new online format makes the subject more accessible to a wider audience, helping to improve mental and physical health.
Prosp Description
• Basic Garden Planning: How to maintain a plot.
• Learn what to prioritise on the allotment at the appropriate time of year.
• How to encourage wildlife into your allotment.

Prosp Learn
This course is suitable for adults 19+. Suitable for all skill levels and no previous garden experience is needed. Prosp Suitable
The sessions are outside so please wear appropriate clothing. In the event of bad weather classes may be indoors on the site.

Please wear wellies if possible, or outdoor shoes you are happy to get dirty. Please bring your own gloves and any small hand gardening tools if you have them- e.g. trowel, fork and bucket.

The grounds of Fort Amherst are open to the public. For the duration of the classes, 10am-12pm, please ensure to stay in the areas we have designated for our activities.

Sessions may be shortened in the event of bad weather-in which case the tutor will advise learners of appropriate home study.

Once on site if driving, drive right up to the top of the hill, where parking is available. This is a good place to park, as it saves a steep walk up hill. There is also parking lower down, by the café- if you park there please go into the café to register your car. If you arrive on foot then just make your way up that hill- although it’s steep, it’s only a 5-10mins walk.

Prosp Anything Else
The café at Fort Amherst, ‘The Pantry’ is open for you to purchase refreshments as you like.
Prosp Additional Costs
On the day, your tutor, Emma, will speak to you about our upcoming gardening programme as well as some information about what other family courses are available- MAE run cookery, arts & crafts and music and much more.

Medway Adult Education works with many partners locally such as UCA and the University of Kent; information about their courses can be found in our studios, café and on Moodle. Medway has an exciting and wide-range of events, exhibitions and activities to inspire and help you make further progress - please see the community noticeboards in the Rochester centre and again on Moodle. Your tutor will be able to talk through with you individual progression options.
If you wish to explore your learning, work or career options, you can speak to a fully trained careers advisor on 0800 100 900. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
If you need further advice please telephone 01634 338400.
Prosp After
This is a single session, please contact 01634 338400 if you can longer attend so that we can let your tutor know and offer the place to another learner. Prosp Attendance
Your tutor will advise you on links and online research.

Prosp Ictskills
By participating in the live class you accept that you understand that gardening involves potentially hazardous tools and equipment and that such activity carries the risk of injury. You understand that it is your responsibility to judge your motor skills and physical ability.
It is your responsibility to ensure that by participating in classes and activities from Medway Adult Education, you will not exceed your limits while performing such activity, and you will select the appropriate level of task for your skills and abilities.
You understand that this is an outdoor activity, and you will need to be suitably dressed, and be mindful of the correct Health & Safety processes when working with tools. MAE is not responsible for damage to items or person.
The creators, owners and distributors of this site and the material available MAE are not responsible for any injuries you may experience as a result of your use of this site and the material contained here on. By remaining on this site and/or accessing and / or using any material, you are accepting that you have read, understood and agreed to follow these basic instructions.
Prosp Health
3.00 hrs per session
1 session(s)