Certificate in Organic Horticulture
A qualification designed to enable you to plan, construct and maintain a complete organic garden; it is suitable for anyone who has an interest in organic horticulture.
Study programme endorsed by Garden Organic
How the course is taught and assessed:
A course of study on Tuesdays, 09.30 - 16.30 at our teaching facility at Ryton Gardens
It involves theory work and hands-on practical activities and assessments with an organic expert.
To achieve a B.E.S.T. Certificate in Organic Horticulture you must successfully complete a minimum of eight modules.
Three modules are compulsory, and you can choose any five others to complete your Certificate.
There is NO EXTRA CHARGE if you want to study more than eight.
Compulsory units are:
01 Principles which underpin sustainable horticulture practices
02 Planning an organic garden
04 Managing soil, growing media and maintaining fertility
You can choose a minimum of any other five modules, from:
03 Understanding the properties of soil and importance of soil biology
05 Importance of habitat provision and biodiversity
06 Planning year round organic vegetable growing
07 Vegetable growing methods, harvesting, storage and seed saving
08 Growing annuals, biennials and herbaceous perennials sustainably
09 Selecting, planting and maintaining trees and shrubs sustainably
10 Selecting and maintaining lawns and wildlife friendly alternatives
11 Prevention, identification and organic control of garden pests, diseases and disorders
12 Prevention, identification and organic control of garden weeds