Introduction to horticulture and eco living course 2017
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Introduction to horticulture and eco living course 2017

Introduction to horticulture and eco living course 2017

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Sustainability Hub at Grantham Heritage Park

71 Seven Hills Rd South

Seven Hills, NSW 2147

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Here is a great opportunity to learn about growing your own food, eating healthy, and living more sustainability.

Blacktown City Council in partnership with Nirimba College Outreach Section (TAFE NSW) is running a 'Introduction to Horticulture and eco-living' course for Blactown City residents in 2017.

The course will run over a 10 week term on Fridays starting from Friday 3 February 2017 at the Sustainability Hub at Grantham Heritage Park in Seven Hills (71 Seven Hills Road South, Seven Hills).


About the couse

This fantastic course is aimed at people wanting to kickstart living more sustainably. It is also suitable for people wanting to follow their passions of gardening and the environment. This couse will provide an introduction to a career and workplace practices in horticulture and sustainability and can also lead to higher level qualifications and employment.

The course will cover:

  • Learning to grow plants from seeds and cuttings

  • How to grow your own food and how to do this without chemicals

  • A pathway to studies in Horticulture

  • Working and learning in a diverse environment

  • Identifying strategies for life-long learning

  • Learning about your local environment

  • Living more sustainably and being self sufficient

Students are expected to attend all weekly sessions as knowledge will be built up over several weeks with project based work.

Where
The course will run from the Sutainability Hub at Grantham Heritage Park in Seven Hills (71 Seven Hills Road South, Seven Hills) and may include some visits to other gardens. This site is a great learning environment with training gardens, bush tucker garden, outdoor classroom, and kitchens.

Cost
This couse is run in partnership with TAFE Outreach and is fee exempt for Australian citizens and permanent residents. For further details on this please phone Carol Smith, Outreach Co-Ordinator, Nirimba College on 9208 7097

Register
If you are interested in finding out more, or would like to sign up to this couse, please register online here. We are intending to hold an information session on Friday 3 February 2017 starting at 9:30am and going to 12:30pm. During the information session we will provide an overview of the couse, give you a tour of the Sustainability Hub, discuss the different options and pathways for students, and if you are keen to continue then we can enrol you on the spot.

Even if you are unsure if this course is right for you, register here and come along to the first session on Friday 3 February, so we can chat to you further about possible options that will work for you. There is no cost for registering your interest, and there will be no penalty if you decide not to commence the couse after speaking with one of our trainers.

If you would like to speak with someone right now you can call Carol Smith, Outreach Co-Ordinator, Nirimba College on 9208 7097 or Clarissa Davis, Environmental Engagement Officer, Blacktown City Council on 9839 6100.

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