Our Go Organic course will provide key knowledge and skills required for successful organic growing.
We explore the latest trends in sustainable growing, both internationally and within New Zealand. The overall aim is to build ecosystems, promote biodiversity, increase soil and plant health, instead of relying on artificial fertilisers and poisonous sprays. A practical, science-based approach is used to separate myth from fact, while exploring a wide range of organic techniques and methods. You will be introduced to a variety of design and management systems that provide useful guidelines and tools for ongoing planning, management and diagnosis - whether applied to your exisiting property or a new production venture.
This course will be of great value to keen gardeners, plant growers, landscapers, lifestyle block owners, permaculture planners, habitat-restoration workers, orchardists wishing to convert to organic systems, as well as those seeking a healthier alternative to conventional food production.
Topics covered include:
This knowledge gained can be applied to not only food crops but also to the cultivation of any plants – from suburban gardens to pastures, orchards, shelterbelts and 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 discussions; practical activities, and case studies from real-life situations.
Although the assessments on this Level 3 course are predominantly theory, there are some practical requirements. Students need to commit up to 5 hours a week to complete assignments from home.
Qualification and Further Opportunities
Fee and Enrolment Information
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