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Gardening

Learn to enjoy the Garden you always wantedGardening is the fastest growing leisure pastime for many practical as well as economic reasons.There are sound economic reasons for getting the most out of your garden. Aside from the considerable saving in expenditure, vegetables taste better when they come from your own garden. Food in the shops is subject to maximum production techniques which concentrate more on yield per acre than consistent quality and flavour.The name Gerry Daly is a household word in amateur gardening in Ireland. His Television and Radio programmes are enjoyed and respected by gardeners throughout the country. Here is his opinion on the Kilroy's College course in gardening."For successful gardening it is important to have a good formal base of knowledge. Armed with knowledge it becomes easy to understand the world of plants. Otherwise gardening can be a hit-or-miss affair, often with needless disappointment. I am pleased to see a correspondence course in gardening by ... (Training Available by Kilroy's College) Gardening

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Certificate in Gardening

Certificate in Gardening Qualification:To be confirmed Course Length:1 year Suitable For:Anybody with a keen interest in gardening The CourseThis is a 6 unit level 2 qualification, with a mixture of practical and theory based learning.Course Code: ST61HOR4 Cost: 300.00Concessions: Click here Start date - FlexibleBack to Horticulture course list ... (Training Available by Sheaf Training) Certificate in Gardening

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Container Gardening

Start: 17 April 2011 at 9:30 a.m.End: 17 April 2011 at 4:30 p.m. With Andrew Mikolajski Container GardeningGeneral InterestsEverything you wanted to know about growing plants in containers - whether it's permanent plantings or for seasonal display, windowboxes or hanging baskets. We discuss the full range of options - choice of containers and composts, suitable plants and how to keep them looking their best. We also talk about growing fruit and veg in containers. This is a practical day, with a demonstration and seed sowing tips. Price includes materials. Other events this weekend. ... (Training Available by Farncombe Estate) Container Gardening

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Botany For Gardening (3 days) [CATBFG]

This is an exciting new course which takes its inspiration from the ornamental and vegetable gardens at CAT. The aim is to reveal through observation, practical work and experimentation the principles of botany which have a direct relevance to ecology and gardening in particular. This will give you knowledge and understanding of the responses of plants to their environment and specifically to gardening techniques and practices. It should help you become a better gardener and have a greater understanding of the diversity of plant life. This is an excellent course for anyone interested in gardening, horticulture or botany and forms an excellent basis for progress on to plant diversity and plant identification courses also run from CAT. This course is run with Aberystwyth University School of Life Long Learning and can be taken as a stand alone course or as a module towards getting a field certificate, for more information on this please contact Margaret Howells, Science Co-ordinator (p ... (Training Available by Centre for Alternative Technology) Botany For Gardening (3 days) [CATBFG]

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The Story of Gardening

Start: 12 June 2011 at 9:30 a.m.End: 12 June 2011 at 4:30 p.m. With Andrew Mikolajski The Story of GardeningGeneral InterestsA brief history of garden design! We trace the development of gardens and gardening from Classical times through the Renaissance to the great gardens of Europe; English landscape gardening; Islamic influences; Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. We look at the move towards low maintenance solutions during the 20th century and the work of such important designers as Alan Bloom, John Brookes and Piet Oudolf. We finish with contemporary trends and important gardens that are being made today. Other events this weekend. Other Courses By This Tutor ... (Training Available by Farncombe Estate) The Story of Gardening

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Gardening Entry LevelSupported Learning

Course CodeVOEMGAR1What qualifications do I need?No formal qualifications are needed for entry on to this programme.What will I learn?This course is a two hour taster course aimed at those with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities of all kinds to help you to develop your communication and group work skills. These courses are smaller, and more suited to those who will benefit from a higher level of support in the classroom.How will I be taught?You will experience a range of teaching styles, including working in small groups and 1:1 tutorial sessions with their Personal Tutor. Each group has an attached Support Worker, who works with the teaching staff to encourage learners to become more independent and develop their own learning skills. How will I be assessed?You will be assessed through tutorial support throughout your programme.What could I do next?You may have the opportunity to progress onto more substantial part-time or full-time courses within the College.Option 1Opt ... (Training Available by College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London) Gardening Entry LevelSupported Learning

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WATER GARDENING BHT307

WATER GARDENING BHT307It's easy to enrol...1Select a payment plan: (Fee Code:S3)*Plan A: 1 payment of £329.00Plan B: 2 payments of £180.00 2Select a learning method(Whatis this?):*CorrespondenceOnlineE-Learning: 5% Discount3Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world! "Study the design and application of water features"COURSE STRUCTUREThere are eight lessons as follows:1. Introduction: Scope & Nature of water features, water quality, plants & animals in water, etc.2. Construction 3. Equipment: Pumps, Lights, Filters etc.4. Ponds, watercourses, bog gardens, dams –Design & Aftercare.5. Spas and Swimming Pools –Design & After care6. Water Features –Indoor & Outdoor –Fountains, Waterfalls, Fish tanks, ponds etc7. Water Plants8. Aquatic AnimalsWhat qualification will I achieve for completing this course?This is an individual module course. Th ... (Training Available by ACS Distance Education) WATER GARDENING BHT307

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Additional Gardening Courses & Classes

Maths for Gardening

Course contentWould you like to study for a Maths qualification, but don’t think that you are ready yet? Would you like to study on another course, but you need to have a maths qualification? Do you hate the thought of maths classes? If you enjoy gardening then why not combine gardening with maths; learn how to grow plants and design your own garden. This course will help to set you on your way, by reminding you of the things that you have forgotten, and by teaching you new areas. This will prepare you to study for a GCSE at a later date or another course of your choice.Course OverviewNumber: • Addition • Subtraction • Multiplication • Division • Fractions • Percentages • Decimals • Ratio • Algebra Area, Shape and Space • Perimeter • Area • Volume • 2D shapes • 3D shapes • Metric measure and conversion Data Handling • Graphs • Charts • ProbabilityEntry RequirementsThere are no formal en ... (Training Available by Birmingham Metropolitan College) Maths for Gardening

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Gardening for Beginners

Course contentCare for and enjoy your garden. Covers design, construction, shrubs, tubs, bedding, baskets, fruit and vegetables.Start dates: 17 Jan; 25 Apr10 weeks 7–9pm £65Please contact Perth College UHI for more details. ... (Training Available by PERTH COLLEGE) Gardening for Beginners

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Organic Gardening

| More| More This 5-module course explores the reasons for organic gardening, as well as key practical principles. Includes course book, The Complete Gardener, all course materials and full tutorial support.Study topics include: history of the organic movement; organic gardening and the environment; soil cultivation and management; organic cultivation of fruit and vegetable crops; the herb garden; an organic diet; accreditation of organic crops; greenhouse gardening; controlling pests and diseases; weed control; conservation and the gardener; encouraging wildlife; the garden pond; planning your organic garden. Detailed Course Outline Course book -The Complete Gardener, Monty Don. Module 1: Introduction. History of the organic movement. Organic gardening and the environment. Health benefits. Module 2: Soil health. Composition of soil. Deficiency symptoms. Soil conditioning. Organic matter. Humus. Soil organisms. Organic manures. Digging methods. Module 3: Organic cultivation of f ... (Training Available by Edinburgh Garden School) Organic Gardening

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School Gardening

typeanyLong Courses and ProgrammesShort CoursesETN ProgrammeregionanyEngland - East MidlandsEngland - EasternEngland - LondonEngland - North EastEngland - North WestEngland - NorthernEngland - South EastEngland - South WestEngland - West MidlandsEngland - Yorkshire & HumberNorthern IrelandScotlandWales TitleSchool Gardening (NEW COURSE)CategoryGardens and growing - GeneralLocationAyr, North AyrshireVenueBTCV Scotland, SAC, Auchencruive, AyrDate28 August 2010Duration1 DayDescriptionA course specially aimed at educators interested in school garden projects. The course will assist in the development of an age appropriate garden plan for your school grounds. Organise a garden calendar with seasonal activities easyy to execute independently. Discuss funding options for school conservation and garden projects.Prior skills or experience requiredno experience requiredQualification(s) offered from this courseBTCV Scotland attendence certificateFurther informationFor further information, co ... (Training Available by Environmental Trainers Network) School Gardening

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LANDSCAPING III - BHT235 (Gardening Styles)

LANDSCAPING III - BHT235(Gardening Styles)It's easy to enrol...1Select a payment plan: (Fee Code:S2)*Plan A: 1 payment of £299.00Plan B: 2 payments of £163.00 2Select a learning method(Whatis this?):*CorrespondenceOnlineE-Learning: 5% Discount3Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world! "Investigate the style of different types of gardens"COURSE STRUCTUREThere are 10 lessons in this module as follows:1. Creating the Mood 2. Historic Gardens 3. Formal Gardens4. Oriental Gardens5. Middle Eastern and Spanish Style6. Mediterranean Gardens7. Coastal Gardens8. Modern Gardens9. Eclectic Gardens 10.Other StylesDuration: 100 hours LEARNING OUTCOMESOn completion of this course you will be able to:Explain the use of colour, light, shade, temperature, water, foliage and other elements in establishing ... (Training Available by ACS Distance Education) LANDSCAPING III - BHT235 (Gardening Styles)

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Gardening and Conservation

6th Form PDP: Gardening and ConservationThis is an outdoors, practical, messy sort of a group which meets every week to work either in the BTCV or school gardens.In 2010/11 we will work on: ·The garden we started from scratch with outside agency, British Trust for Conservation Volunteers.This in not far from school and started off as a weed strewn patch of nothing much.You will be learning to build seating, paths and raised beds; select and plant fruit bushes; learn about wildlife and how to encourage bumble bees and birds. ·A First Aid Coursewhich is certified by the Health and Safety Executive·Howto use different tools ·Designing an area of the school garden andmaking ithappen - seating, mosaic, planting? This is a real stress busting activity, completely different to the classroom - just fresh air, new practical skills and fun! The hours you do on this project count towards a 'V' certificate - useful evidence of volunteering and learning new skills.I you ... (Training Available by Professional & Quality Trainers) Gardening and Conservation

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Wildlife Gardening

This is a 5-module course for the keen wildlife gardener who would like to learn how to plan and maintain a wildlife garden, attracting the optimal number of wild visitors. Includes best-selling course book - How to Make a Wildlife Garden by Chris Baines, as well as all required study material and full tutorial support.The course is packed with practical tips and ideas. It includes advice from wildlife experts and botanists as well as successful wildlife gardeners. In addition the course explores the latest research in this field. Students have up to three years to complete this course, allowing them to work through the modules at their own pace. On average, however, it takes students around 8 - 10 months to complete the course, based on 2 - 3 hours study time per week.Course Outline: Module 1: Why a Wildlife Garden? Explore the importance of wildlife gardening. Learn about wildlife garden design and layout. Understand the importance of an organic approach to wildlife gardening. Loca ... (Training Available by Edinburgh Garden School) Wildlife Gardening

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Introduction to Organic Gardening (3 days) [CATIOG]

Join our gardeners for an inspirational weekend. CAT has over 25 years experience of gardening organically. The course will cover a blend of useful, recreational and ecological gardening with sessions on soil fertility, pest control, compost making, growing vegetables and gardening for wildlife. Suitable for those just starting gardening or converting to organics, this is a relaxed but informative weekend, with (weather permitting) plenty of time spent outside in CAT’s beautiful gardens. ... (Training Available by Centre for Alternative Technology) Introduction to Organic Gardening (3 days) [CATIOG]

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