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TAFE SA assists Sampson Flat Bushfire Recovery

Aug 06, 2015

Certificate II in HorticultureThe devastated Sampson Flat bushfire ground has proven a successful hands-on learning environment for TAFE SA students.

TAFE SA’s Conservation and Horticulture program together with Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges has contributed to the Sampson Flat Bushfire recovery effort by offering a unique course with a focus on garden revival.

A total of 35 students undertaking Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20410) began working in fire affected areas of ForestrySA’s Kersbrook Forest in March.

As part of the course, students were able to contribute to community fire recovery efforts, while learning practical skills such as chainsaw operation, erosion control, tree felling, rural fence construction and maintenance and garden revival.

After months of hard work and skill building, they received their graduation certificates at an in-forest presentation on Tuesday, 4 August.

Peter Clark, Principal Lecturer of TAFE SA said, “After the devastation of the Sampson Flat Bushfire this program has contributed to building capacity in the local community to redesign and establish their gardens. Our graduates should be commended on their efforts and their achievements”.

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