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Hort course goes Green

If you’ve ever thought of expanding your repertoire of knowledge or perhaps expand your range of services a new course in Devon could be of interest.

Because Bridgwater and Taunton College, who already offer a full range of floristry courses, have launched an exciting new horticulture programme starting in September 2022 to address the important issues affecting horticulture in the modern world.

It has been written to cater for gardeners both professional and amateur who want to learn about the importance of sustainability and organic practices. Chemical-free methods and specific organic practices will be paramount in every area of the programme.

Delivered one day a week over 19 weeks the programme will be based at the College’s Cannington Campus with some modules being delivered at Yeo Valley Organic Garden and elsewhere. Guest speakers from the Soil Association and other organisations involved in the industry will combine with the expert teaching from the College.

Flexibility is key and the course is divided into 7 standalone modules for people who only want to study specific modules.

Sitting alongside the current online Permaculture programmes and other specialist courses that focus on the importance of horticulture to wellbeing they form a commitment by Bridgwater and Taunton College to driving the agenda of sustainability and increasing awareness of the need to reduce carbon dioxide release and improve carbon sequestration as well as the importance of removing peat and the reduction and elimination of synthetic chemicals.

Nigel Cox, Horticulture Course Leader at Bridgwater and Taunton College, Cannington Campus, and creator of the new course said. "As a college we are committed to driving the sustainable agenda and I am delighted that this course will enable us to reach those already committed to a more sustainable future in horticulture and those who wish to learn more about how they can help."




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