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Organic Gardening Classes - NZQA Certified

When:

Mon 17 Feb 2014, 9:00am–2:30pm

Where: NorthTec Albany, Schnapper Rock Road, Albany, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: Ruth Wood

Northland Polytech Organic Horticulture Courses
- Do you want to garden without chemical fertilizers and sprays?
- Do you want to know how to grow trees, fruit and vegetables the natural, organic way?
- Do you want to know how and when to plant to get the best results?

Here’s your chance to learn all this and much more besides with on NZQA certified and completely free courses.

Courses start the week of the 17th February 2014 and are based on an organic property in Albany where you will learn the theory as well as apply hands on techniques.

The courses available are:
- Horticulture (Hort) Level 3

This course runs two class days a week as well as a time flexible work experience day over 30 weeks with breaks for school holidays. Hours are Monday and Tuesday from 9am – 2.30 pm with the same times for the work day.

Topics include: Plant propagation, permaculture, soils and organic fertilizers, weed identification and control, interpreting the weather, Use of Sprays (Growsafe certificate), permaculture and more.

- Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) Level 2

This course runs for four months for a total of 17 weeks. Hours during the day are
from Thursday and Friday 9am until 2.30pm.

Topics covered include Seed Saving, Seed to Table, Raised Garden Beds as well as your own home project.

The property has an extensive vegetable garden and orchard in which you will get to apply the skills learnt on the course.

The classes are fun, social and teach you plenty of skills you can apply to your own gardening or a career in the gardening or farming industry.

These great courses are available free for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. For a complete prospectus of the courses outlined above please email me and I can send one through to you.

To sign up for either or both of these courses please contact me on the below contact details, make sure to be in quick as there are a limited number of spaces available.

Ruth Wood
Phone: 414 7292 or (021) 155 3940
Email: ruthw@slingshot.co.nz

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