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Practical Horticulture Skills Certificate at Dartington – Organic Veg Production Level 2

Bicton College Off-site LEVEL: 2 Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture

This course will take place at School Farm CSA, a certified organic community 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, utilising 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.

For more details and to enrol contact:

info@schoolfarmcsa.org.uk T: 07841 658559 W: www.schoolfarmcsa.org.uk


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Ideal if:

You have already completed the level 1 qualification. You may be pursuing a career in the horticulture industry and wish to extend your practical skills.

You’ll need:

No formal entry requirements.

You’ll learn:

Topics such as:

  • Soils and compost
  • No-dig methods
  • Propogation
  • Transplanting and planting out
  • Aftercare
  • Weed control
  • Mulching

Working in the farm's fields, glasshouses and polytunnels, this course acts as a good introduction to all aspects of growing organic vegetables from seed to harvest.


The course take place at School Farm CSA, a certified organic community farm on the beautiful Dartington estate, near Totnes, Devon.

You’ll love:

This unique opportunity to learn on a working farm where community, education and care for the land are at the heart of the business.

You’ll go on to:

This course aims to enable you to put into practice the knowledge and skills you are learning and develop the confidence to move into further study, a traineeship or career in organic growing, or develop your own vegetable garden at home.




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