Short Course (North Moreton) Making Soil Productive
This is a mixture of theory and practical work, this course attempts to demystify the common myths surrounding “muck and magic”. You will learn some basic soil science and gain an understanding of the complex interrelationships that exist within soil.
The course will include:
What is soil?
What is soil fertility? “The living, the recently dead ad the very dead”
Plant nutrients - the major, minor and micro nutrients, how to recognise deficiencies.
Methods to make soil more fertile - animal manures, composts, using animals to make soil productive, “mining” nutrients with plants, cover crops, alternatives to cultivation
Making and applying natural fertilisers - mulches, composts, teas and tonics
Applying artificial fertilisers - the types available, base dressing, top dressing, liquid feeding, correcting nutrient deficiencies
Practical - feeding the soil and correcting nutrient deficiencies
Dates and times - This is a ONE day programme. To check when this course is running please look on the website for dates. This course runs from 09.30 to 15.30.
What qualification will I get? On completion of the programme you will be given a course completion certificate from the Academy of Practical Horticulture.
What is the enrolment process? 1. Talk to us first to ensure that there is a place available on the course. 2. Complete an enrolment form on line, ensure you provide ALL of the details requested. 3. Payment options are: payment through the website using a credit/debit card or PayPal, alternatively cash or cheque on the first day of the course.
1st November 2018 at North Moreton
Cost: £95.00 plus V.A.T. at £19.00 for the complete course, total payable £114.00.
What else do I need to know? This is mixture of theory and practical work, therefore you need to wear comfortable casual clothing and for inclement weather some waterproofs would be ideal! Safety footwear is mandatory for all practical activities.
What can I do after this course? You would be welcome to attend any of the short course or masterclasses that we offer, or perhaps (if not already studying one of them) one of the Royal Horticultural Society Courses at one of our centres.