Seed to Plate - Introduction to growing your own food

Interested in growing your own food at home? Come along to this fun one day introduction workshop to learn the basics to start producing your own fruit and vegetables at home to eat.

Course Content

This workshop will be both theoretical and practical and will cover identifying suitable places to grow in and around your home; planning your growing year; identifying suitable materials needed to grow your own food; how to sow and tips to grow healthy seedlings including what can go wrong. You will leave with your first crop sown in compost to take home to grow and eat at home.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Just an interest in learning to grow your own food at home

First Class Requirements

Please bring along a pen and paper to take notes and if you wish to wear gardening gloves then do being some along on the day

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email
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Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.