Acacias 100 Hours Certificate Course
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Acacias 100 Hours Certificate Course
Acacia course online. Learn about the identification and botany, and culture (planting, watering, feeding, propagation) of the wattles. Around 50 species are studied in detail. You also learn about the commercial uses of Acacias as building materials, food plants, for tanning, craft, etc.
Learning Goals: Acacias VHT114
- Describe the way in which Acacias are classified.
- Determine how to find reliable resource information that relates to Acacias
- Describe the physiology of Acacias
- Determine cultural requirements that are common to Acacias
- Determine propagation methods that are commonly applicable to Acacias.
- Describe a variety of commercial uses for Acacias.
- Describe a range of other practical uses for Acacias.
- Identify and recommend treatment for a variety of health problems occurring with Acacias.
- Develop an in depth understanding of one aspect of Acacia Growing.
Lesson Structure: Acacias VHT114
There are 8 lessons:
- Review of the system of plant identification, information sources, etc.
2 Physiology of Acacias
- Flower structure
- Foliage types within the genus
- Flower types within the genus
- Acacia fruits
- Planting, staking, mulching, watering, feeding, pruning, etc
- Methods of propagating Acacias.
- Propagation of selected varieties
5 Acacias in the Garden
- Landscape uses
- Plant selection
- Acacias for different situations (Cold hardy, drought hardy, humid climates, summer flowering, autumn flowering, etc)
- The Design Process
6 Other Uses for Acacias
- Timber uses
- Cut Flowers
- Food Source
- Gum Arabic
7 Pest & Diseases
- Galls, Beetles, Weevils, etc
- Environmental problems: Frost, Shade, Temperature, Wind
8 Special Project
- Problem Based Learning project where you plan the establishment of a collection of different cultivars of Acacias suited to growing in a specified locality.
Your learning experience with ADL will not only depend on the quality of the course, but also the quality of the person teaching it. This course is taught by Susan Stephenson and Andy Patterson . Your course fee includes unlimited tutorial support throughout from one of these excellent teachers. Here are their credentials:
BSc in Applied Plant Biology (Botany) Univ. London 1983.
City and guilds: Garden Centre Management, Management and Interior Decor (1984)
Management qualifications in training with retail store. Diploma in Hort level 2 (RHS General) Distinction.
Susan is a passionate and experienced horticulturist and garden designer. She has authored three books, lectures at 2 Further and Higher Education Colleges, teaching people of all ages and backgrounds about the wonders of plants and garden design, and tutors many students by correspondence from all over the world.
EBook to compliment this course
Written for students and keen home gardeners, this colourful ebook is packed with guides and information on how best to take advantage of the organic growing revolution for your plants and garden.by John Mason
Organic Gardening eBook course online. For decades farmers have relied upon chemicals to control pests and diseases in order to produce saleable crops. In the ornamental, vegetable and fruit gardens, reliance on chemical controls have been the mainstay for many gardeners.
Unfortunately it is only recently that we have become aware that many of these chemicals are dangerous to humans, let alone the environment. Natural gardening has however increased in popularity in recent years due to the conscious awareness of safety in the garden, the protection of the environment, plus the desire to produce uncontaminated crops that are healthy to eat.
Chapter 1 Introduction (covering the nature and scope of organic gardening)
Chapter 2 Soils and Nutrition
Chapter 3 Pests and Diseases
Chapter 4 Natural Weed Control
Chapter 5 Conservation and Recycling
Chapter 6 Growing Vegetables Naturally
Chapter 7 Growing Fruits, Nuts and Berries the natural way
Chapter 8 Growing Herbs Naturally
Chapter 9 Growing Flowers Naturally
Chapter 10 Growing Trees and Shrubs Naturally
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