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N.P.T.C. Land Based Studies

I am fortunate enough to be involved with helping the young students on their Land Based Studies N.P.T.C. run by Writtle Horticultural College in conjunction with Plume School Maldon, Essex. These vocational courses are based at the Parks Department, Promenade Park in Maldon and at the College itself. With much of the work taking part in and around the promenade park, the staff at the parks department play an active role with the students during their time there.

Over two subsequent years, the skills the students develop, within all areas of Amenity Horticulture, work towards each years award. There is a fair amount of theory and classroom work but the majority of their time is spent outside on practical tasks. These include - soil cultivation, planting, pruning and propagation. During the courses they will have to identify and name several trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, pests and diseases. They will learn about design and have a project to work on - from concept to planting! They will be encouraged to develop an understanding of working as a team in a safe environment.

On a personal level, I feel very privileged to work on this valuable and important project. Not only do I get to be with some really great people but get to work in a stunning environment. If you click on the picture below there are more details and you will get to see the 'office!'

A few pics during the courses

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