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Hydroponics I

Dates: Sat 27th & Mon 29th April - Wed 1st May 2019
Sat 9am – 3pm | Mon 9am – 1pm
Tues & Wed 5.30pm – 8.30pm
$1500.00TTD | Certificate

This course provides an understanding of the technology of soilless crop production along with providing an introduction to Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)
In just 5 sessions you will learn about:
*construct, operate and manage your own hydroponic system
*assess and calculate hydroponic nutrient requirements
*manipulate the environment for optimum growth
*identify crop problems related to pest disease and nutrient deficiencies

New cycles to be announced.
Please call us at (868) 662 2002 ext 82318/ 82242 for more info.

Hydroponics II

Dates:Sat 8th & Mon 10th - Wed 12th June 2019
Sat 9am – 3pm | Mon – Wed 5.30pm – 8.30pm
$1500.00TTD | Certificate

This course utilizes the basics of hydroponics and develops abilities in problem solving through critical analysis thus improving system operation and management. In addition, provides an introduction into market analysis, customer discovery and business planning.

Aquaponics

Dates: Monday 6th - Friday 10th May 2019
Mon-Fri 5:30pm - 8:30pm
$1500.00TTD | Certificate

This course provides an understanding of the technology used to integrate recirculating fish production systems with hydroponic plant production
In just 5 sessions you will learn about:
*aquaculture, hydroponics and aquaponics system design and layout
*fish species and maintenance
*the best plants and crops for your system

New cycles to be announced.
Please call us at (868) 662 2002 ext 82318/ 82242 for more info.

Landscape Management for Entrepreneurs

Dates: Monday 13th – Saturday 18th May 2019
Mon – Fri 5.30pm – 8.30pm | Sat 9am – 2pm
$1000.00TTD | Certificate

This course provides participants with the knowledge and practical experience associated with the elements of landscaping, and the establishment and management of different plant types for a range of landscapes
In just 6 sessions you will learn about:
*plant identification, surveying and measurement
*site preparation, planting and propagation
*fertilization and pest/disease control
*equipment selection and maintenance
*lighting and special features

Next cycle begins in June 2019
Please call us at (868) 662 2002 ext 82318/ 82242 for more info.

Basic Home Gardening

 
 
Dates and Times:25th, 26th May 2019 & 1st, 2nd June 2019 (2 weekends)
9.00am – 2.00pm
$800.00TTD | Certificate

This course provides an understanding of the fundamentals of home gardening allowing you to create a multi-functional outdoor green space that improves health and overall well-being while reducing your food bill
In just 4 sessions you will learn about:
*basic elements and principles of home gardening
*approp. systems, planting materials, growing mediums and fertilizers
*irrigation and drainage
*common pests and diseases

Composting Essentials

 
NEW DATES: 3rd – 7th June (Mon – Fri) (5.30 – 8.30 pm)
$800.00TTD | Certificate

This course provides a practical guide to composting, compost use and technology
In just 5 sessions you will learn about:
*composting biology and methods
*feedstock and equipment
*site selection and management
*recipe development, stability and maturity
*agricultural and horticultural use including compost tea production

Small Gas Engine Repair

Dates: Sunday 19th – Thursday 23rd May 2019
Sun 1pm - 4pm | Mon - Thurs 5:30pm - 8:30pm
$1000.00TTD | Certificate

This course provides an understanding of the role of a small engine technician and the career opportunities in the outdoor power equipment field
In just 5 sessions you will learn about:
*describe the basic operation of small engines and identify the parts of a typical small engine
*discuss the theory and operation of the cooling, lubrication and fuel of a typical small engine
*describe the theory and operation of the electrical systems of a small engine, incl. the operation of the ignition system
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