Have you always wanted to grow your own food?
Learn how to make your household more sustainable and supplement your food budget with our free ‘Grow You Own Kai’ Garden Skills workshops. These workshops focus on how to work with plants, soils and garden tools so you can start your own garden at home or in your community.
This is a great chance to give gardening a go with a group of like-minded people and it may even provide you with a pathway into further study options in horticulture or organic production.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- Community Garden Skills (Level 2)
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4 weeks part-time
This part time course is easy to fit in around work and home commitments. Workshops are delivered part-time as a mix of evening classes through the week and three Saturday workshops.
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The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to carry out plant propagation relevant to a home or community garden and maintain garden tools and equipment.
Topics you'll cover
- Seed sowing techniques and environments
- Care for young plants in a nursery
- Planting techniques
- Labels and records
- Various gardening tools and equipment
- Basic servicing of two and four stroke engines
- Seasonal preparation for planting
- Maintenance of gardens and lawns
- Germination and after care
- Potting on, planting out and aftercare options
- Propagate plants cuttings
- Aftercare of plants and gardens
- Tool maintenance and service requirements
- Garden preparation
|Indicative Fees *||No tuition fees for domestic students|
Enrol for 2020 by 31 December and pay 2019 course rates! Conditions apply *
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
Course Entry Information
- Open entry.
For courses at levels 1-3, domestic and international students will be required to:
Complete a diagnostic assessment either prior to or in the first 2 weeks of their study to ensure students can meet adequate literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic, health and safety requirements of their programme and to enable appropriate support to be provided.
Provide evidence of ability to complete academic requirements.
English language requirements
Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQA Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 4 weeks part-time
- This part time course is easy to fit in around work and home commitments. Workshops are delivered part-time as a mix of evening classes through the week and three Saturday workshops.