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Lavender, Certificate

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Commercially lavender is grown in France, England, Spain, Italy, USA, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Japan. Each region growing species that are best suited to local conditions – many trials have been conducted world-wide to isolate the best species for specific local conditions. To learn more, join this Lavender course from Warnborough College.
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Overview

Lavender has been a popular cultivated plant for many centuries and is perhaps the most common, and certainly one of the most versatile herbs you could ever consider growing. It can be grown as a shrub, a tub plant or a hedge; keep it cut low or let it grow over a metre tall. The flowers and leaves can be used for medicinal, craft, cosmetic and even culinary purposes, making it a profitable commodity world-wide.

Aims of the Lavender course from Warnborough College

  • Prepare a collection of 20 different types of lavender in the form of pressed, dried, labelled specimens
  • Compile a resource file of contacts relevant to lavender and lavender growing
  • Contact a number of lavender related organisations for information on their activities in the industry
  • Collect and test at least three different soil samples
  • Identify and (optional) manufacture a potting mix suitable for lavender growing
  • Collect information on organic and inorganic fertilisers from fertiliser companies
  • Research information on machinery used in horticulture by contacting the companies that produce it
  • Produce a no dig garden or an organic garden
  • Manufacture a propagating mix for lavender cuttings
  • Take lavender cuttings for propagation
  • Contact a herb nursery to observe their operation
  • Research irrigation equipment by contacting irrigation suppliers
  • Cross pollinate lavender and grow the resulting seed
  • Compare various types of lavender
  • Harvest a number of different types of lavender
  • Produce a small quantity of lavender oil
  • Produce two non edible and one edible product containing lavender
  • Visit a shop selling lavender products to observe marketing procedures

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:
    • You may enrol and start at any time of the year – it’s all self-paced.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Duration description
      • 1 Module – 100 Hours (you must complete all assignments and successfully complete one examination OR final project)
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced

Programme Structure

Lessons:

  • Soils, Fertilisers and Nutrition for Lavender: Soil structure, pH, organic matter, ameliorants and organic growing.
  • Cultural Techniques for Lavender Growing: Pruning, water management (mulching, irrigation, drainage, etc.), planting and establishment methods, crop scheduling, no dig gardening.
  • Lavender Propagation: Propagation from cuttings, propagation growth media, other propagation methods,
  • Commercial Alternatives: Managing a Market Garden, standards, mulches, problems and their control, weed control without chemicals, economic outlook for herbs.
  • Plant Variety Selection and Breeding: Breeding and selecting new varieties, lavender clone selection for essential oils in Tasmania.
  • Building Plant Knowledge: Lavender types and other varieties, advantages and disadvantages of different varieties.
  • Harvesting, Postharvest Treatment and Storage
  • Processing and Making Lavender Products
  • Marketing Lavender Produce

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    395 GBP/full
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  • EU/EEA

    395 GBP/full
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