City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture
This year long course is a great introduction to organic horticulture, with a focus on food growing. We look at soils, seeds, compost, and plant care, as well as creating planting plans and exploring different approaches including permaculture, forest gardening and no-dig gardening.
The course will start in September 2019 and run for one day a week. Due to high enrollment we are going to run a parallel courses, with one on Thursdays and one on Fridays starting 12th and 13th of September. The course is accredited as City and Guilds level 2 through Bicton College and will run for one day a week for 34 weeks from September to July.
The cost is tbc, but funding is available to applicants on lower incomes and some bursaries or grants are available. For more information about the course dconcontact email@example.com costs and enrollment contact Bicton here or phone 03301 232 523 (please note that it currently only gives the Thursday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning and Planting a Herb Garden
We are hoping to run this course starting in September 2019, dates tbc. Explore 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.
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: tbc. Funding may be available for some learners, so please enquire for details.
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 usually runs for one day a week, from April to July. Please watch this space for details.
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.
To apply please visit the Bicton website here or phone 03301 232 523.