This course ran over 10 days and with the aim to help you gain a practical understanding of all aspects involved in Organic Fruit and Vegetable production. This course was FETAC certified to Level 5.
Cost: €450 for 10 Days Course Content:
Last Course Dates: commenced March 9th 2011 in the Organic Centre, Rossinver, Co Leitrim & 19th March St Colmans Training Centre, Co Mayo (approx 2 sessions a month until October)
Topics that will be covered include:
- Introduction to Organic Gardening Principles
- Seed Selection and Propagation
- Soil Fertility
- Crop Planning
- Protected Cropping
- Growing in Polytunnels
- Pest and Disease control using organic methods
- Fruit Production
- Harvesting methods
- Soil and plant preparation for winter season
You will gain a practical understanding of organic vegetable production including crop planning, plant and seed selection, pest and disease control and soil fertility.