Our Riparian Revegetation programme has a strong focus on plant propagation and establishment of native plants in riparian situations (e.g. stream and river margins) or on marginal land.
This course will provide the practical tools and knowledge that can be used to create clean waterways and conserve soil by establishing native plants along stream margins as well as revegetating eroded hillsides. While the main focus of this course is working with native plants, propagation strategies covered can be applied to vegetables, shrubs, trees and garden plants in general.
This course will be of great value to...
• Farmers and lifestyle block owners who wish to improve their properties by growing and planting trees
• Iwi, individuals and groups involved in river restoration
• Gardening enthusiasts
• School leavers and anyone wanting to gain formal qualifications in Horticulture
Topics covered include:
• Native plant establishment in fenced off stream margins for water quality enhancement
• Revegetation of eroding hillsides and marginal land
• Propagate plants from seed and cuttings
• Seed collection
• Identification and use of local genotype native plants
• Weed management
• Tree planting to enhance water quality and to provide shelter and habitat for:
- bees and other beneficial insects
- native bird species
What Will You Gain?
Students will gain the skills and knowledge required to eco-source plants and successfully plan, plant and maintain native species along streams, rivers, wetlands and lake margins, or on marginal land.
Course Structure and Programme Delivery
Each course typically runs over nine months with students attending weekly tutorials, workshops or fieldtrips either daytime (during school hours) OR evenings and weekends.
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.
Both theory and practical assessments will be undertaken in this programme.
Courses may be offered in most Agriculture New Zealand Training locations, subject to sufficient interest.
Qualification and Further Opportunities
Successful students will be awarded a National Certificate in Horticulture and may progress into higher qualifications and seek employment in the horticultural industry or use the skills and knowledge they have gained to develop their own enterprise.
Fee and Enrolment Information
This course is approved for New Zealand Domestic Students and may be delivered in partnership with your local Polytechnic. Please contact us for details regarding eligibility to enrol, and for course fees in your area.
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