City & Guilds Level 2 Award
We currently have a couple of spaces available in our Friday group for the Level 2 Award course. This course will run for 12 weeks starting on Friday 23rd April 2021, from 10am to 3pm.
The course is primarily practical, and backed up by theory and discussion. It covers all aspects of food growing including:
- Soils, composting and mulching
- Companion planting, crop planning and rotations
- Propagation by seeds and cuttings
- Transplanting and planting out
- Caring for plants including understanding weeds, pests and diseases, and plant nutrients and feeds
- Tree and shrub fruit pruning
- Plant identification
- Gardening for wildlife and biodiversity
- Planning garden space and planting, including creating a design and planting plan
- Introduction to various approaches including permaculture, forest gardening, no-dig gardening and growing herbs.
You can enrol on the course on the Bicton website here (please note that there is only currently space on the Friday group. If you enroll on the Thursday course you will be placed on a waiting list). For more information please email Mel on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Practical Horticulture
The Level 1 award is perfect for people who are new to gardening, or have not taken any previous horticulture courses. This year it will be place at our neighbour Foxhole Community Garden on a Monday or Tuesday, starting April 19th/ 20th.
For more details and to apply please visit the Bicton website here
Planning and Planting a Herb Garden
The next course Planning and Planting a Herb Garden course will run in September 2021.
Explore how to plan and plant an organic herb garden for culinary and tea uses, looking at growing in garden beds and pots.
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 harvesting and working with herbs for health and cooking. This course is suitable for beginners or anyone who wants to learn new skills or increase their range of herbs.
It is accredited by Bicton College 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 is available for some learners, for further details and to enroll please visit the Bicton website here (the Friday is now full, but at this time there are still some spaces on the Saturday). Or email email@example.com for more details.