Market Gardening – An Introduction

Market Gardening – An Introduction

Study Mode: Part Time
Course Level: N/A

Where will this course lead?

It will provide you with all you need to get your plot off to a great start, from finding a suitable site through to soil preparation; plant propagation and maintenance; and eventually to developing your plot further - harvesting and storing your fruit and vegetables for maximum freshness.

It is an excellent first course should you wish to develop and broaden your knowledge of horticulture in the future for career or employment purposes.

What will I study?

This course is suitable for beginners or established growers who wish to develop their understanding further and gain a useful qualification. It starts with the basics, developing your skills and confidence as you work through the materials.

- Understand more about how to get an allotment and the history of allotments; learn how to prepare and maintain an allotment garden; use tools and equipment; look after the soil and cope with weeds, pests and diseases; consider the growing requirements of a range of fruit, vegetables and herbs; develop the plot further and consider the needs of wildlife

How will this course be delivered?

6 Week course - delivered at Blossomfield Campus, Solihull
(in your own school grounds with prior agreement from the Schools Team)

Week One - how to get your own allotment; history of allotments; charities that can help you develop your plot
Week Two - preparing the soil; deciding what you would like to grow and where; choosing the right tools and equipment; getting the soil right; providing the right growing conditions for your plants
Week Three - Growing Fruit and Vegetables; Choosing and deciding upon the best plants to grow
Week Four - looking after your plants and protecting your fruit from pests and diseases
Week Five - identify herbs to grow and discuss how to maintain them
Week Six - developing your plot further and considering the needs of wildlife

What qualifications will I get?

Certificate of attendance - Introduction to Allotment Gardening

How will I be assessed?

 

Weekly Case Studies and Scenarios
End of course Q + A

How do I get a place on the course?

 

There are no entry pre requisites to enrolment on this course.
An interest in growing your own fruit and vegetables is desirable and will provide you with the skills and knowledge to prepare and maintain a healthy and sustainable allotment garden.

What are the entry requirements?

It is an excellent first course should you wish to develop and broaden your knowledge of horticulture in the future for career or employment purposes.

What else do I need to know?

 

N/A

What can I do after this course?

 

N/A

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
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Blossomfield Campus

17/02/18

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10:00-13:00

£86

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Part Time