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Horticulture students to provide fresh produce to the TAFE SA community

Feb 27, 2015

Horticulture studentTAFE SA’s Horticulture program is contributing to the TAFE SA community by growing produce for hospitality and cookery students at Regency Park Campus.

The first intake of the new course, Certificate II in Horticulture commenced on March 17, 2015 and was so popular that that another course has been scheduled to commence on April 27 for 9 weeks.  Students will be required to attend Mondays,Tuesdays and some Wednesdays. 

Participants will give the existing Regency Campus courtyard and kitchen garden a permaculture style makeover. 

The course is targeted to those wanting hands on gardening skills. Students will be putting their newly learnt skills into practice by: planning the project, preparing soil, propagating plants, renovating and establishing planted areas, pruning, installing irrigation, controlling pests and weeds and more.

Principal Lecturer, Peter Clark said that the course would provide participants with skills and knowledge to successfully establish and maintain a garden with consideration to environmentally sustainable principles.

“This course will be great for not only the students learning but also cookery staff and students as they will have the opportunity to access fresh produce such as herbs and vegetables  at their door step.” he said. 

Under the State Government’s Skills for All initiative, the course will be offered fee free (*pending eligibility criteria).   Limited spaces are available. 

For more information on TAFE SA Horticulture courses and units, contact Nicola at Urrbrae Campus on 8372 6803.

To apply to study the Certificate II in Horticulture please visit the Horticulture course page on the TAFE SA website and use SATAC code (593307).

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