PRACTICAL ORGANIC CULTIVATION

1. COMPOSTING
Demonstrate competence in the provision of bulky organic materials.
1.1 Process 3 types of bulky organic matter.
2. SOIL
Demonstrate the ability to apply an understanding of soil type and improvement.
2.1 Demonstrate appropriate soil cultivation for three categories of crop.
2.2 Assess soil type, structure and pH
2.3 Prepare soil with concentrated fertilisers.
2.5 Prepare beds of soil for 6 types of edible crop.
3. GROWING SYSTEMS
Demonstrate the ability to organise a growing site.
3.1 Assess the suitability of a site for Organic cultivation.
3.2 Draw up an organised plan of designated planting areas for the growing site.
3.3 Install 3 suitable elements of infrastructure on a growing site to aid cultivation.
4. PERENNIALS
Demonstrate competence in establishing perennials.
4.1 Select and plant 3 suitable types of perennials
5. RESOURCES
Demonstrate competence in how to obtain organic supplies.
5.1 Organise provision of three resources for Organic systems
6. PROPAGATION
Demonstrate competence in how to propagate plants.
6.1 Prepare 3 varieties of potting media.
6.2 Sow 3 types of seed ( indoors & out ).
6.3 Transplant and plant out 3 types of plant.
6.4 Raise 3 types of plant stock.
7. CULTIVATION
Demonstrate competence in how to cultivate food crops.
7.1 Cultivate 6 varieties of vegetable crop.
8. MICROCLIMATES
Demonstrate competence in the use of  micro-climates to optimise growth potential.
8.1 Locate 3 suitable crops appropriately on a given site, using environment and equipment to create specific microclimatic advantages.
9. HARVESTING
Demonstrate competence in how to harvest organic crops.
9.1 Harvest and process 2 planted crops.
9.2 Store and / or process 2 gathered surpluses.
10. SEED-SAVING
Demonstrate competence in how to save seed organically.

10.1 Process 3 types of grown plants for seed extraction and storage.

10.2 Save 3 types of seed from grown plants.

 

ADVANCED PRACTICAL ORGANIC CULTIVATION

Understand how to plan and manage a complex growing system with reference to the following Outcomes:- Provide a critique of their progress by continually reflecting upon, monitoring and amending activities:-
1. COMPOSTING
Demonstrate an understanding of the provision of bulky organic materials.
1.1 Source, process and store 6 types of bulky organic matter.
2. SOIL
Demonstrate the ability to understand soil type and preparation, using organic methods and materials.
2.1 Cultivate soil appropriately for 12 crops,.
2.2 Analyse soil type, structure, pH.
2.3 Prepare soil with concentrated fertilisers.
3. GROWING SYSTEMS
Demonstrate the ability to organise a growing site.
3.1 Assess and improve a site for Organic cultivation
3.2 Install suitable infrastructure on a growing site to aid cultivation.
3.3 Arrange 12 mobile elements efficiently.
4. PERENNIALS
Demonstrate an understanding of establishing perennials.
4.1 Plant  and maintain 3 types of fruiting perennials.
4.2 Maintain 3 types of Top and Soft fruit: pruning, spraying, mulching.
5. RESOURCES
Demonstrate an understanding of how to obtain organic supplies.
5.1 Access and process 6 recyclable resources from local area.
5.2 Organise provision of other necessary resources.
6. PREPARATION
Demonstrate an understanding of how to prepare an area of soil for cultivation, using organic methods and materials.
6.1 Co-ordinate logistics for crop maintenance.
6.2 Prepare specified areas to grow 12 types of edible crop to maturity.
6.3 Plan and record practical activities.
7. PROPAGATION
Demonstrate an understanding of how to propagate plants, using organic methods and materials.
7.1 Prepare 3 varieties of potting media.
7.2 Sow 12 types of seed,indoors &out
7.3 Take 3 types of cuttings and perennial divisions.
7.4 Transplant and plant out 12 crops.
8. CULTIVATION
Demonstrate an understanding of how to cultivate food crops, using organic methods and materials.
8.1 Cultivate 12 varieties of vegetable crop.
8.2 Manage soil sculpture.
8.3 Manage watering regimes.
8.4 Manage pest and disease control.
9. MICROCLIMATES
Demonstrate an understanding of the use of  micro-climates to optimise growth potential.
9.1 Locate and grow 6 species in most advantageous site for specific microclimatic advantages.
9.2 Establish and maintain a protected growing structure.
10. HARVESTING
Demonstrate an understanding of how to harvest and distribute organic crops.

10.1 Produce a supply of crops over an extended period ( more than 6 months ).
10.2 Store and/or process 6 surpluses.
10.3 Prepare 12 crops for distribution.
10.4 Label produce appropriately.

11. SEED-SAVING
Demonstrate an understanding of how to save seed organically.
11.1 Process 12 types of edible plant for seed extraction and storage.

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