Our Applied Organics (Level 4) course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired on our Go Organic (Level 3) course.
A practical, science based approach is used to separate myth from fact, while exploring a wide range of organic techniques and methods. The overall aim is to build ecosystems, promote biodiversity and increase soil and plant health instead of relying on artificial fertilisers and poisonous sprays.
This course will be of great value to orchardists, commercial growers, farmers, rural entrepreneurs as well as those seeking a healthier alternative to conventional food production, or employment in the horticulture industry.
Topics covered include:
There is a choice of electives, which allows specific industry focus, including:
The knowledge gained can be applied to not only food crops, but also to the cultivation of any plants including pastures, orchards, shelterbelts or woodlots. Organic philosophies also embrace principles of kaitiakitanga, which may interest Tangata Whenua involved with land management.
What will you gain?
Course Structure and Programme Delivery
Our tutors facilitate excellent learning opportunities using a variety of techniques including interactive and stimulating tutorials, group discussion, practical activities and case studies from real-life situations. Students will need access to an area of land for production.
Depending on prior knowledge and experience, students may need to commit up to 10 hours per week to complete practical and theory assignments from home.
Qualification and Further Opportunities
Fee and Enrolment Information
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