Organic Market Gardening 2023 – with Jim Cronin
January 25, 2023
Taught by legendary horticultural expert Jim Cronin, this QQI Level 5 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, and is open to complete beginners as well as more experienced gardeners, growers, and farmers with an interest in market gardening.
Dates & Time:
Every second Wednesday from January 25th to September 20th inclusive
The dates are as follows:
– January 25th
– February 8th | 22nd
– March 8th | 22nd
– April 5th | 19th
– May 3rd | 17th | 31st
– June 14th | 28th
– July 12th | 26th
– August 9th | 23rd
– September 6th | 20th
The course in 2023 will be at QQI Level 5 (Fruit & Vegetable Production – QQI Code 5N2552).
- Jim Cronin
- Bridgetown, Killaloe, Co Clare, V94 EH50
- €750 when you book through NOTS
Full price of the course is €1,060 – less NOTS funding which leaves the cost of the course at €750 payable to NOTS.
Course Content / Modules:
- Organic Principles & Horticultural Principles; Composting; Crop calendar; Crop rotation; Cultural details for each crop; Field crops; Green Manures; Harvesting; Herbs; Horticultural machinery & hand tools; Marketing & Pricing; Pest and disease control using organic methods; Plant raising; Planting techniques; Product sources; Propagation; Protected cropping; Soil fertility and cultivation; Sourcing seeds & selecting varieties; Sowing / Sowing plan