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John had his first work published in the 1960's and continues to be very active writing books, magazine articles, newsletters and blogs (including this one).

He has had over 50 printed books and more than 80 eBooks published; has been editor for four different magazines; and today owns and operates a business that runs distance education colleges and publishing businesses in both Australia and the UK.

This blog presents extracts from work he has written both alone, and in collaboration with his staff; both old and new; and musings about what is happening in his world today.

Types of Nurseries

By ACS Bookshop UK on January 5, 2021 in | comments

In the past, nurseries were involved in almost all aspects of the production and culture of plants. They grew a wide variety of plants, and they sold them both wholesale and retail, as well as supplying a wide range of allied products and services. Today, all but the largest nurseries tend to specialise.

What are the different types of nursery?

 
What is becoming very clear to employers, whether they are large institutions or small garden maintenance companies, is that there is a severe skills shortage in the horticultural profession.  There is an urgent need for trained and motivated horticulturalists with skills ranging from lawns to maintaining ponds. 
 
Anyone who works with plants should understand how critical it is to have an understanding of plant taxonomy and plant identification. Our new 100-hour course offers a unique opportunity to study plants and gain an understanding of the scientific systems of classification and naming conventions.
 

Principal of ACS Distance Education, John Mason, looks at the current changes in education from an Australian perspective.

Whilst many parts of the higher education industry are in turmoil, this does not mean all of the industry is in decline as a whole. Some parts of the industry are experiencing rapid growth.

How then can the industry evolve as a whole to suit learners and employer demands?

 

Virtual and Online Healing. 

The COVID-19 Pandemic has led to a lot of changes, not least, how medical care and healing is carried out. More services have been introduced and developed online as patients have not been able to meet their health professionals face to face.