This course aims to bring together the aspects of modern gardening which mesh with organic principles, to make this way of gardening as feasible as possible.
Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol. You can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace (you have 2 years to complete it), studying when and where you choose. As you complete each lesson, your tutor will promptly return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance.
Lesson 1 – Introduction to organic gardening
Lesson 2 – Organic matter
Lesson 3 – The cultivation of vegetable crops
Lesson 4 – Unusual vegetables
Lesson 5 – The currants
Lesson 6 – Greenhouse siting, heating, ventilation, shading. Irrigation systems
Lesson 7 – Historical background of herbs
Lesson 8 – Pests and diseases
Lesson 9 – Pests and diseases
Lesson 10 – History of the organic movement
Successfully complete this course and you will achieve the HCC Certificate*.
* The HCC Certificate will be issued once you have successfully completed your course and finished your course payments.
Throughout your training, you will be able to ask questions, receive feedback and further develop your knowledge by contacting our experienced tutors by phone or email.
You do not need previous gardening knowledge or experience to enrol on this course.
If needed you have 2 years to complete the course. Many students are able to complete this course in approximately 6-12 months*.
*Timescales are approximate and depend upon application and motivation.
Successfully complete this course and:
RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development
RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance
Start Gardening – the Basics and Beyond
The Principles of Gardening
To enrol, you can either: