Gardening is the art of planting and growing all sorts of greenery; plants, vegetables, small trees, herbs and flowers. You can design and plant an entire garden, but the plants on your balcony or in your kitchen are also part of gardening. There is a lot to learn about cultivating vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers.

During the Gardening course you’ll learn more about cultivating plants. The lessons will be given on the Campus Farm on our X terrain where we have reserved three beds especially for the course so that you can gain the perfect mix of theory and practical experience. The days are once again getting longer. Slowly, nature will wake up from her hibernation; an exciting time for the garden. In the coming course we are going to lay the foundation for the new gardening season. That means there is a lot of sowing to do, both outdoors and inside the greenhouse. Let the spring come!

This course will focus on cultivating  edible plants and working organically, so without the use of fertilizers and pesticides. You will learn the theory and put this into practice and discuss the entire life-cycle of plants, from sowing to harvesting. Above all, gardening will  help you to relax and discover many new flavors.

The course starts at Tuesday 20 February. Be quick to register, this course is in high demand.

Schedule & enrolment

Teacher

Rutger Spoelstra

Rutger Spoelstra is an architect and permaculture designer. Permaculture is a design method for sustainable life, inspired by natural ecosystems. He is also involved with Groenkracht Delft. This foundation has provided several vegetable patches in the surroundings of Delft.

 

https://rutgerspoelstra.nl/
https://groenkracht.nl/

Attention! The rental of the beds starts as of 1 February 2024. Keep an eye out on the website and webshop! 

Do you like to be outdoors and are you interested in plants, flowers, vegetables and sustainability? Then renting a garden plot might be just the thing you are looking for! Whether you are an experienced gardener or a novice, you can be the lucky owner of a plot and part of our Campus Farm community.

If you’re new to gardening, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with a crash course in sustainable gardening. This is included in the rent of your plot. If you still like to gain more knowledge after this crash course, you may also like to consider participating to our regular course in Gardening.

The garden plots
There are two options to choose from:

1/2 garden plot (1 by 1.5m)

A whole garden plot (1 by 3m)

Price

You need an X subscription and plot supplement to rent a garden plot. After your purchase you can use your plot from enrolment until 31 December 2023.

Students price:
•    1/2 garden plot: €30 
•    A whole garden plot: €60

Employee price:
•    1/2 garden plot: €40
•    A whole garden plot: €80

Practical Information

All levels
Wear clothing that may get dirty. You do not need to purchase your own garden tools since these are already available at no additional cost. If they are available you can also use our seeds.
If you have any questions, please e-mail hosts-x@tudelft.nl.