Check out our courses designed to get you outside in the fresh air!

Growing Plants 

Propagation, development and how plants help us. 

We talk to them, care for them and take them for granted. In this course we will explore the structure of plants, dissect and grow them, investigate their reproduction, defence and survival. 

Expect to be hands on but NOT in the allotment. 

More like plant pot and hand lens. Growing plants has been linked to relaxation and reducing anxiety which can contribute to good mental health. 

No prior knowledge is needed. I will use a variety of fun activities to present information, which can then be discussed and expanded upon as needed. 

The course will be sensitive to individual needs and experience. 

It is designed to help you to understand plants and grow them successfully. 

Topics may include: Propagation and reproduction; house plants, bulbs, corms and tubers; herbs, spices and plant based medicines; germination, growth and development.

Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting:  Tuesday 21st March 2023
Sessions:  8
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Out and About

Come and join us for a walk around local landmarks with a fun and friendly group., walks are sensitive to people’s different needs and fitness levels. We will be visiting Roker Park and Pier, National Glass Centre, Fulwell Mill and Nature Reserve, Fans Museum, Winter Gardens and Mowbray Park.

Physical activities in green and blue spaces (e.g. parks and coastal environ-ments) can improve:

• Mental and physical health

• Sleep quality

• Blood pressure

• Weight control

• Stress

• Fatigue

• Depression

• (Yen, Chiu and Huang, 2021)

Sessions will last approximately 2-3 hours, including breaks.

The first session will take place at Fulwell Resource Centre.

Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Starting:  Friday 5th May 2023
Sessions:  6
Time: 10:30am to 13:30pm

ENROLMENT STARTS: Monday 27th March 2023 to Friday 14th April 2023 to enrol contact  07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869 or you can visit us at the college.