AMENITY HORTICULTURE I – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  09/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are 7 lessons in this course: 1. Nature and Scope of the Amenity Horticulture Industry • What is amenity horticulture • Arboriculture • Landscape industries • Parks and gardens • Nurseries • Turf management • Interior plantscaping • Floriculture 2. Global Variations: Nature and Scope of the Amenity Horticulture Industry in Different Countries • The changing nature of amenity horticulture • PBL project to create and present a plan that identifies and compares global variations in the amenity horticulture industry. 3. Benefits of Amenity Horticulture • Amenity horticulture and society • Aesthetic value • Health benefits • Benefits of gardening • Horticultural therapy • Kitchen garden programs • Community gardens • Recreational benefits of public open space • Economic benefits • Nature based tourism • Private land use for recreation • Environmental benefits 4. Amenity Horticulture Management Options • Management of amenity sites • Management processes: planning, organising controlling, leading, etc • The organisational structure • Managing natural environments • Good and bad management decisions 5. Influences • Legal concerns for amenity horticulture • Legal and illegal plants • Law and money • Land ownership • Land planning and planning processes • Central place theory • Psycho social considerations • Environmental concerns 6. Determining Best Practice • Best practice management • How is best practice determined • Quality systems • Managing finance • User pays pricing • Budgets • Managing physical resources • Staff management • Teams based management • Managing workplace safety • Risk control 7. Preparing for the Future • Future of Amenity horticulture • Ecologically sustainable development • PBL project to identify the current impacts on the environment of amenity horticulture operations in your area and suggest ways that ESD will impact on those operations and on the community in the short and long term. Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/General-Horticulture/AMENITY-HORTICULTURE-I-BHT324-593.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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