City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Practical Horticulture
Whether you want to grow your own food or start a gardening business, this course will build your knowledge and confidence to get you started. Working with nature you will learn about soil, seeds, and caring for plants and the land.
This Level 1 course will take place at School Farm CSA, a certified organic farm on the beautiful Dartington estate near Totnes, Devon. It is suitable for those who want to grow on any scale, whether it is a small patio garden, an allotment or on a larger piece of land. The course will run for one day a week, on Thursdays, from April to July 2019.
The farm grows a variety of crops, utilizing different methods and mainly hand tools, to provide enough vegetables for their 35 veg box customers and to sell to local shops and restaurants. Course teaching is delivered by the CSA’s staff, all experienced growers who have themselves been through the process of gaining qualifications in organic growing before they launched their own farm enterprise.
This course is run by Bicton College, and is accredited under City & Guilds- a nationally recognised award. The course takes place at School Farm CSA, a certified Organic community farm on the beautiful Dartington estate, near Totnes, Devon.
Level 1 Award in Practical Horticulture
Starting Thursday 25th April 2019, 9am-3pm, running for 12 weeks
Where: School Farm CSA
Full cost: £260, funding may be available for some applicants. Please enquire for details.
To apply please visit the Bicton website here or phone 03301 232 523.
For more information about the course and the farm please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning and Planting a Herb Garden
Spend 4 days (1 day a month) exploring how to plan and plant an organic herb garden for culinary and tea uses, looking at growing in garden beds, pots or window boxes.
We will be learning about the range of herbs you can grow, their different uses, creating spaces for wild herbs, growing from seed and cuttings, caring for your plants and harvesting. This course is suitable for beginners or anyone who wants to share some new tips.
The course will run from 9am to 3:30pm on the first Friday of the month, on 5th April, 3rd May, 7th June and 5th July. It is run by Bicton college and accredited at Level 1 Occupational Studies. It will be based at the herb garden at School Farm CSA, on the Dartington Estate near Totnes, which is a working Organic market garden, growing vegetables and herbs for the local community.
Course cost: £75. Funding may be available for some learners, so please enquire for details.
Enrollment is through Bicton College: https://www.duchy.ac.uk/bictoncollege/horticulture-floristry-arboriculture/planning-and-planting-a-herb-garden-level-1-occupational-studies
City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture
This course will start in September 2019, dates tbc. The course is accredited through Bicton College and will run for one day a week for 34 weeks from September to July. Watch this space for more details and dates.
School Farm CSA offer tours of the farm led by one of our founders and growers. We can give general tours of the farm, or tailor tours to focus on a particular topic. Prices of tours vary depending on the size of the group and the length. For more information and to make a booking please contact email@example.com