Backyard Food Production Byron Community College

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Backyard Food Production

Backyard Food Production
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Estimate, measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work (FSKNUM15)
  • Engage in basic spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM02)
Backyard Food Production

<p>Are you interested in backyard food production? Would you like to produce food on a small to medium scale? This short hands-on course will provide you with skills and knowledge in many aspects of

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Are you interested in backyard food production? Would you like to produce food on a small to medium scale? This short hands-on course will provide you with skills and knowledge in many aspects of food production.

Come and have some fun and get your hands dirty.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government

What you will learn

  • Plant and soil nutrition
  • Food plant culture
  • Pest and disease control methods
  • Seasonal requirements
  • Crop rotation and companion planting
  • Harvesting and post-harvesting requirements and sales

Entry Requirements

  • No previous experience or knowledge is required

Course Duration & Hours

  • 9 week duration
  • One day of classroom (Mondays) 9.00am – 3.00pm per week
  • Delivery location: Mullumbimby Campus and Mullumbimby Community Gardens

Course Fees

Fees are fully subsidised for eligible students, a resource fee applies to all enrolments.

  • Subsidised Fee: $0 (plus resource fee of $80)
  • Full Fee: $270 (plus resource fee of $80)

What to bring

  • Pen and paper
  • Own lunch and refreshments
  • Students must have enclosed shoes and a brimmed hat
  • Long sleeve shirt and long pants
  • Sunglasses and gloves

USI

From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the USI website and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.

Important Information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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