Are you a planner, policy maker or developer? Would you like to see more green infrastructure present in your community? The Diploma in Organic Land Care - Living Green Infrastructure Stream can help you make better and more integrated decisions to support the sustainability of the green spaces you develop and create.
Achieve a deep understanding of nature’s contribution to the success of human created infrastructure.
Students are required to complete three core courses. It is highly recommended that students complete the core courses in the following order as it makes the successful completion of each course easier:
1. Organic Horticulture Specialist
You will see the world in a new way. Learn the connections between soil health, plant health, human health and environmental health. This is our foundation course and covers the same curriculum. The Organic Horticulture Specialist course is intended for the professional gardener while the Organic Master Gardener course is intended for the home gardener.
2. Ecological Plant Knowledge - Natives
An exploration of plant and ecosystem relationships as they relate to choosing and planting a variety of native plants.
3. Living Green Infrastructure
This course is designed to provide the knowledge and tools to professionals and practitioners for a solid understanding of living green infrastructure. Learn to implement technologies and best management practices throughout the planning, constructing and maintenance of sustainable land development.
4. Rainwater Harvesting and Management
Using the concepts of rainwater management, and implementing key components of rainwater harvesting, professionals and trades practitioners will be able to design, create and manage quality systems in a sustainable and environmentally ethical manner.
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