Organic Market Gardening 2019

This course will equip participants with the knowledge and work methods of how to set up, cultivate and finance a plot, polytunnel, or field for supplying a farmer’s market, restaurant or a box scheme with vegetables and herbs throughout the year. The course follows the growing season.

Dates & Time
Every second Wednesday from January 30th to September 25th inclusive

The dates are as follows

January 30th

February 13th | 27th

March 13th | 27th

April 10th | 24th

May 8th | 22nd

June 5th | 19th

July 3rd  | 17th | 31st

August 14th | 28th

September 11th | 24th | 25th Wednesday

This course is open to complete beginners as well as more experienced gardeners

Accreditation
The course in 2018 will be at FETAC Level 5  Fruit & Vegetable Production QQI 5N2552.

Trainer

Jim Cronin

Venue

Bridgetown
Killaloe
Co Clare V94 EH50

Cost

Full price of the course is €1,350.00 less 25% Skillnet funding which leaves the cost of the course at €1012.50 payable to NOTS.

Course Content

  • Organic Principles & Horticultural Principles
  • Soil fertility and cultivation
  • Crop rotation
  • Crop calendar
  • Sowing plan
  • Sourcing seeds & selecting varieties
  • Propagation
  • Sowing
  • Protected cropping
  • Planting techniques
  • Plant raising
  • Cultural details for each crop
  • Harvesting
  • Marketing & Pricing
  • Field crops
  • Herbs
  • Green Manures
  • Composting
  • Pest and disease control using organic methods
  • Horticultural machinery & hand tools
  • Product sources

 

Learning Outcomes

The aim of the course is to equip participants with the knowledge and work methods of how to set up, cultivate and finance a plot, polytunnel or field for supplying a farmer’s market, restaurant, or box scheme with vegetables and herbs throughout the year.

Accreditation
The course in 2018 will be at FETAC Level 5  Fruit & Vegetable Production QQI 5N2552.

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