Co. Cork VEC Back To Education Initiative (BTEI) is currently offering places on its Organic Horticulture Course in Mallow Return To Education Centre. This FETAC Level 5 course will take place every Monday, starting February 22nd 2010 from 10.00am to 3.00pm. First year modules include Organic Production Principles, Food Crops and Communications with all eight FETAC modules offered over 2 years. Our first-year participants will be advancing onto their second year, while our second-years will be qualifying.
The programme has a very strong emphasis on practical organic skills, as well as classroom based tutoring. Participants gain practical experience in all aspects of organic growing from soil preparation and sowing, no-dig growing systems, crop rotation, pest and disease management, through to harvesting.