Places available for Certificate in Organic Horticulture, last chance to sign up!

Following a successful first year, horticultural education and training experts, The BEST in Horticulture Group will be running their Certificate in Organic Horticulture again, starting this autumn.
Hands holding a tray of organic vegetables including rainbow chard, tomatoes and squashes.

The course, endorsed by Garden Organic, is the perfect solution for people to get a detailed understanding of all elements of organic horticulture and is suitable for professional and hobby gardeners alike.

The course was a considered blend of classroom and practical activities, delivered at Ryton in Judith’s informal and engaging style. I found it tremendously helpful for building a broad foundation in organic growing principles, and I enjoyed the recurrent themes of mindful resource use and provision of habitat for wildlife. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the course, whether for personal interest or professional development.

Rowena, recent graduate.

The Certificate in Organic Horticulture is available to study face to face at Ryton Gardens, online, or a combination of both – making it ideal to fit around work or busy schedules.

Learners pick from a selection of modules including Planning year round organic vegetable growing; Managing soil, growing media and maintaining fertility (compulsory module); Importance of habitat provision and biodiversity; Prevention, identification and organic control of garden pests, diseases and disorders; and Prevention, identification and organic control of garden weeds.

The course starts in mid-September but learners can join up until mid-October and catch up on missed content throughout the year. What’s more, Garden Organic members can claim a 10% discount on the course price.

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