Advanced Certificate in Herb Production Online Course
From: $100.00 Inc GST $100.00 x 25 Fortnights
400 hrs (24 months)
Yes unlimited by email
About this Course
If you are serious about starting your own commercial herb farm or nursery, or maybe an organic herb enterprise, then this course is for you.
Study herbs online in this 400 hour/ 2-year duration course.
Study two core modules (Herb Culture and Organic Farming) and select two electives from a range of 7 electives allowing you to focus on your passion and specialise your herb production.
1. Herb Culture
This course is designed to develop a solid grounding in herb growing and the herb industry. Half of the course deals with general herb culture, including identification, soils, mulching, feeding, watering, propagation, pest & disease control, harvest, storage, processing, companion planting, nursery management and herb farming. The remainder of the course involves detailed studies of major groups of herbs such as: mints, thymes, lavenders, scented geraniums, garlic, roses, artemisias and parsley.
If you want to gain a very solid understanding of herbs, their culture and how to set up your own herb business then you need look no further. This would have to be one of the most detailed herb courses around. This is not a light weight course; you will be challenged throughout.
Organic produce is increasing in popularity due to concerns of chemical residues on food for consumption and the uncertain environmental effects and cost of wide scale chemical spraying used in traditional agriculture.
Sustainable farming practices are needed to ensure a future in global agriculture and organic methods are central to solutions being pursued by many farms.
This course aims to give you an foundation in organic farming with the exploration of organics, certification and the commonly used practicals skills and strategies required to move towards organic crop production.
Your TutorKaren Huntley MSc Marketing Management (Food Related Industries), PDC, PG Dip Organic Farming, Cert Marketing, BA. Professional Development Diploma in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (Coventry University/Thrive, UK)
Karen has a strong background and passion for organic food production systems, nutrition and community agriculture. Karen also has experience and training in Permaculture (PDC), horticultural therapy, community organic enterprises as well as being an experienced bee keeper.