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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.
 

With the current COVID-19 epidemic, many people are looking for new ways to grow their own fruit and vegetables. Hydroponics is a great way to garden for most people.

 

The UK Government recently announced that they are cutting funding for over 5000 further education courses due to poor attendance numbers. You could think that these courses are being cut because they are niche courses, but they include courses such as hair dressing, agriculture, horticulture, performing arts, cooking and horse care. In the modern world, we still need the people who are able to grow our crops and tend to our plants. We still need people who are knowledgeable about animals and their care.

 

Plant Passports

By ACS Bookshop UK on August 12, 2019 in Horticulture / Gardening | comments
What is a Plant Passport? BREXIT and the movement of plants in the EU.