A mixture of theory and practical, the 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.
As well as gaining a broad knowledge of plant propagation and establishment of native plants you will also study towards a nationally recognised qualification in horticulture.
This course will be of great value to:
• Iwi and other interested groups
• Individuals who want to develop skills that could lead to a career or a business
opportunity in the plant propagation industry.
Topics covered include:
• Native plant propagation
• Native plant seed collection
• Native plant establishment in fenced off stream margins for water quality enhancement
• Revegetation of eroding hillsides and marginal land
• Identification and use of local genotype native plants
• Tree planting for
- bees and other beneficial insects
- native bird species
- carbon credits
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 Agriculture New Zealand for details regarding eligibility to enrol, and for course fees in your area.
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