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City & Guilds Practical Horticulture skills – Grow Your Own (Dartington)

Level 1

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Key Info

Learning Area   Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   10 Weeks

Dates & Locations

Location   Bicton College
Start Date   20/04/2021
Fees   Tuition Fees: £260.00

This Level 1 course will take place at School Farm CSA, a certified organic farm on the beautiful Dartington estate near Totnes, Devon. It is suitable for those who want to grow on any scale, whether it is a small patio garden, an allotment or on a larger piece of land.

The farm grows a variety of crops, utilizing different methods and mainly hand tools, to provide enough vegetables for their 35 veg box customers and to sell to local shops and restaurants. 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.

This course is suitable for anyone with some experience of gardening or plant knowledge, although can be enjoyed by enthusiastic beginners and more experienced gardeners alike.

Students can expect 1 day a week of practical learning on the land in different seasons and weather conditions.

  What You Will Learn

The course is primarily practical, and backed up by theory and discussion. It covers all aspects of food growing.

  Entry Requirements

There are no strict entry requirements, but some experience of gardening and plants is very valuable and enthusiasm to learn is essential.


Assessment TBC


Students may go on to grow their own food, work as a gardener, set up a growing enterprise or further study or apprenticeships in organic growing.


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# Horticulture

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