Home Gardening Courses Online
Inspite of global warming we still don’t yet have the much-sought-after Mediterranean climate in the UK, but we can still grow continental produce that until fairly recently, we thought could only flourish in warmer climes. Over the last three or four decades there has been a significant change in the fruit and veg we now grow in England. Back in the 1970s few gardeners, if any, grew garlic, French beans (runner beans, yes) or artichokes – and certainly not figs. But as we’ve increasingly adopted a taste for a Mediterranean diet, our veg and fruit selection has become more adventurous.
One seasoned gardener in the South of England now plants garlic in the Autumn and it grows very successfully. Her globe artichokes do well, as long as she protects them through the winter. Her aubergines and lady fingers (okra) grow nicely in a dry summer – otherwise she keeps them in a greenhouse. Her fig vine, growing up a south facing wall protected from the wind, produces one plentiful crop of fruit per year (two in the Mediterranean), as long as she de-figs it annually.
Home Gardening are the world's biggest business and the demand for job opportunities is enormous. It is predicted there will be a need for 50,000 additional agricultural professionals in this industry over the next 5-10 years. Demand for professionals will exceed the supply. Whether your interest in agriculture is hobby based or you\'re looking for more formal qualifications such as certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas there is a course for you. Now is the time to train for a career in agriculture. Choose from our wide selection of courses.
Become a qualified home gardener? If you’re thinking of growing your own fruit and veg, or are already doing so but are limiting your range to the more conventional carrots, potatoes and onions, why not learn how to grow a varied and delicious crop successfully? ADL run a diverse selection of gardening courses, including growing your own veg, fruit or flowers, home propagation and becoming a home garden expert.
Looking to become a home gardener as a career? There are many interesting careers within the field of gardening – from vegetable grower, florist, garden designer, garden centre manager...to plant breeder, landscape architect, environmental scientist...to name a few. ADL's courses can offer a great introduction or get you going in a new and fulfilling direction.
Just want to learn about home gardening? Growing your own fruit and veg has its obvious rewards, but there are many other plants that can be cultivated and will enhance your experience of gardening. ADL run courses on growing a variety of flowers – from iris, grevilleas, geraniums and pelargoniums, to carnations and camellias and many more...
Already a home gardener by profession? Need professional development? A professional development course will always enhance your CV/Resume - but more importantly, it can help you to achieve your career goals. The RHS Gardening and Horticulture courses that ADL run are written by professional horticulturists, but can be studied at home.
Can't find a qualification to suit your needs? Why not speak with one of our Academic Course Advisers for FREE advice on +44 (0)1227 789 649? or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our online home study courses may be studied for vocational purposes, self-enrichment (hobby) or for serious study leading to higher qualifications. You'll receive unlimited tutor and admin support and be able to start at any time.
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.
Design beautiful cottage gardens.Learn what a cottage garden is, and how to apply the principles of this concept to garden design and garden renovation. You can create a beautiful cottage garden for clients or yourself easily by following six important steps
This is a ten lesson course that covers the design, installation, maintenance, operation and evaluation of simple irrigation systems. This course focuses on irrigation for parks, home gardens, and other ornamental horticulture areas.
Maintain a garden in perfect condition with this long-established course developed by professionals in the gardening industry. This course will help you to save time and resources at the same time as maintaining gardens and even parks to a high standard.
Grow your own quality fruit! To pick and eat fruit from your own garden is a wonderful, healthy and satisfying experience. Expand your capacity to do just that on this course. From the outset, the course notes provided are only part of what you will potentially learn.
Home Garden Expert course online. Create your ideal garden! Become the gardening expert of your family with this comprehensive home gardening course. This course contains hundreds of pages of notes, hundreds of photos and illustrations.
Home Hydroponics course online. Want to grow healthy food at home by using your own hydoponic system - look no further? This is one of our biggest selling courses, and has been studied by many happy hydroponic food growers.
Achieve expert plant propagation at home! This subject aims to develop a basic understanding of the principles of plant propagation, techniques and equipment, plus a general knowledge of the methods of propagation of the more commonly cultivated plants.
Home Vegetable Growing course online. Grow your own delicious vegetables! Learn how to grow delicious, fresh, healthy vegetables simply at home. You will learn such things as how to build a veggie garden, cultivation and planting, the main vegetables.
Landscaping Home Gardens course online. Design your ideal garden! Learn how to plan, lay out and construct your own home garden. Whether you want a garden which you can work in, play in or simply look at and feel proud of, then this course is for you.
Become an expert at designing home gardens. After developing an understanding of the workings of natural environments you learn to create innovative plans for low maintenance and varied gardens. This online course in Natural Garden Design develops your ability to design gardens.
Propagation I course online. This is a foundation course in Propagationing plants. In this module you'll learn how to propagate...
Begin your career in garden design with the online RHS
Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance and join those...
Your Career in Horticulture Begins Here!
Start your career in Horticulture with this accredited online RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development and become one of the many worldwide graduates, who have gone on to become established horticulturists and gardeners. Study through distance learning and prepare for RHS examinations from the comfort of your own home. The Home Study Method of learning means that you can learn at your own pace, not at the pace set by a lecturer in a classroom setting.
RHS Level 3 Package course online. Start your career in Horticulture with this RHS certified package studied via distance learning! Continue to study the fundamental aspects of horticulture to further improve your career prospects in the profession.
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