Introduction to Organic Gardening Byron Community College

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Introduction to Organic Gardening

Introduction to Organic Gardening
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Introduction to Organic Gardening

<p><div align="center">{image name:“NRT Logo”}</div></p><p>Interested in growing your own organic vegetables and herbs at home? With increased publicity about large scale farming techniques and the


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Interested in growing your own organic vegetables and herbs at home? With increased publicity about large scale farming techniques and the chemicals used, it’s no wonder many of us are looking to grow our own organic produce at home.

It’s not hard to get started, all you need is a bit of know-how and some space to plant. So whether you have a small back yard, or a large acreage, this short course will introduce you to the basic skills required to grow and nurture your organic garden. Just imagine the pleasure in harvesting fresh fruit and veg straight from your garden, you can’t get any fresher than that!

This course will be a combination of classroom and practical hands-on learning, so come along, get your hands dirty and learn some new skills at a great price.

What we will cover:

  • The ethics and design principles behind organic gardening
  • Site assessment and design techniques
  • How to successfully catch and store water
  • Regenerative soil and plant nutrition
  • The selection and integration of suitable plants and animals
  • Companion planting systems and integrated pest management
  • How to select appropriate technologies to support growing your own food sustainably

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

Subsidised fee: $185 (+ Resource Fee $80) This training is subsidised by the NSW government

Full course fee: $450**
**Full fee only applies to students who are not an Australian resident at time of enrolment


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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