GROWING ORGANIC GROWERS

1. Record personal and professional development in relation to organic growing.

     (Learning Journal)

1. Develop and apply their understanding of vocational skills by assessing their:-
1.1 Individual profile and prior knowledge or experience.
1.2 Processes available to aid and enhance development.
1.3 Progress in applying learning.
2. Study resources available for organic growing. 
      ( Report )
2. Describe and evaluate an organic growing operation with reference to the following criteria:-
2.1 Place
2.2 Personnel
2.3 Project
2.4 Purpose
3. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of horticultural psychology. 3. Outline and explain the links between horticulture and psychology.
4. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the specific psychological characteristics of organic growing. 4. Describe and specify typical psychological attitudes, behaviours and beliefs associated with organic growing.
5. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the links between horticulture and  psychiatry. 5. Explain the psychiatric relevance and applications of horticulture.
6. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the therapeutic benefits of organic growing. 6.1 Assess the therapeutic benefits of organic growing.
6.2 Recommend practices to promote and optimise these benefits.
7. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the context for organic growing. 7.1 Compare and contrast a variety of organic growing contexts.
7.2 Assess the appropriateness of methods, scale and quality assurance systems. 
8. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of ethical factors relevant to organic growers. 8. Identify and distinguish between a range of ethical, moral  and philosophical factors arising in an organic context.
9. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of pragmatic factors relevant to organic growers. 9. Analyse the practicalities of provision of organic growing
activities.
10. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the current and future development of the organic sector.  10. Describe and suggest potential opportunities for organic growers.

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