Introduction to Organic Gardening Byron Community College

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Introduction to Organic Gardening

Introduction to Organic Gardening
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways FSK10113.
  • Engage in basic spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM02)
  • Identify strategies to respond to basic workplace problems (FSKLRG02)
  • Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG01)
  • Read and respond to basic workplace information (FSKRDG04)
  • Write basic workplace information (FSKWTG03)
Introduction to Organic Gardening

<p>Are you interested in growing and enjoying the taste of your own organic vegetables and herbs? This short course introduces the basic skills and concepts that support successful organic food

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Are you interested in growing and enjoying the taste of your own organic vegetables and herbs? This short course introduces the basic skills and concepts that support successful organic food production. You will learn about:

  • The ethics and design principles behind organic gardening and allied practices
  • Site assessment and design techniques for sustainable organic food production systems
  • How to successfully catch and store water
  • Regenerative soil and plant nutrition
  • The selection and integration of suitable plants and animals into productive and enduring systems
  • Companion Planting systems and integrated pest management
  • How to select appropriate technologies to support sustainable food production systems

*This training is subsidised by the NSW government

Entry Requirements

  • No previous experience or knowledge is required
  • Students must be at least 17 years of age to enrol

Course Duration & Hours

  • 8 weeks duration
  • One day of classroom (Mondays) 9am – 3.30pm per week
  • Delivery location: Mullumbimby Campus and Mullumbimby Community Gardens

Course Fees Full course fee: $450**; Subsidised fee: $185 (+ Resource Fee $80)

  • **Full fee applies to students who are not an Australian resident at time of enrolment

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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