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Practical Horticulture Skills at Dartington – Organic Veg Production

Bicton College Bicton LEVEL: 2 Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture

School Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is offering a Level 2 Practical Horticulture Skills course in partnership with Bicton College.


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Ideal if:

You have already completed the level 1 qualification. You may be pursuing a career in the horticulture industry and wish to extend your practical skills.

You’ll learn:

Topics such as:

  • Planning and sourcing your crops
  • Crop rotation
  • Propgation
  • Pests and diseases
  • Feeds and compost
  • Soils and mulching
  • No-dig methods
  • Transplanting and planting out
  • Aftercare

Working in the farm's fields, glasshouses and polytunnels, this course acts as a good introduction to all aspects of growing organic vegetables from seed to harvest.


The course take place at School Farm CSA, a certified organic community farm on the beautiful Dartington estate, near Totnes, Devon.

The farm grows a variety of crops, utilizing different methods, to provide enough vegetables for their 67 veg box customers. Course teaching is delivered by the CSA’s staff, all experienced growers who have themselves been through the process of gaining qualifications in organic growing before they launched their own farm enterprise.

You’ll love:

This unique opportunity to learn on a working farm where community, education and care for the land are at the heart of the business.

You’ll go on to:

This course aims to enable you to put into practice the knowledge and skills you are learning and develop the confidence to move into further study, a traineeship or career in organic growing, or develop your own vegetable garden at home.



Practical Horticulture Skills at Dartington

Start Date





34 weeks



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