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Produce orchids for the cut flower trade - increase your knowledge of orchids to improve your knowledge and career prospects

Learn more about this beautiful flower and its production.

Study in your own time at your own pace.

Learn from our highly experienced and knowledgeable tutors.

“This specialist course is aimed at those that would love to work in the orchid growing sector. Greenhouse growing is covered extensively throughout this very rounded course. Improve your skills and gain work or set up your own business.” - Gavin Cole B.Sc., Psych.Cert., Cert.Garden Design, MACA, ACS Tutor

Orchids occur naturally from very cold temperate climates through to tropical locations; and provided you choose appropriate species and treat them according to location, it is feasible to grow orchids as cut flowers almost anywhere. Orchids are one of the most commercially viable cut flower crops (partially due to their beauty, and also due to their long shelf life). Learn how to produce orchid flowers for the cut flower trade.


More info & enrolment: CUT FLOWER ORCHIDS VHT240 »

Farms Can be Smaller than You Think!

  • Learn about which animals and plants need less space than others (e.g. poultry, pigs, fish, cut flower orchids, tomatoes).
  • Understand the growing methods which can produce more in a smaller space.
  • Learn about ways of farming unused spaces in urban areas (e.g. vertical and roof gardening; indoor production).
  • Study Urban Farming with ACS, add value to what you grow - greatly increase your profits, without increasing the need for additional space.


If you choose appropriate intensive, high value produce and use innovative production with smart marketing, a small urban space can often be turned into a productive farm enterprise.

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN URBAN FARMING VAG034 »

"Learn all about orchids and how to grown them"

Get the broad picture of what orchids are all about and learn how to improve your results and grow flowers which will be the envy of all who see them.

It was once thought that all orchids came from the tropics and needed heat, humidity and shade. This is not true. Orchids come from all parts of the world and even in the tropics orchids are most often found growing in tree tops where there is constant movement of air and quite a bit or sunshine. Orchid flowers are produced in all colours of the rainbow. White, green and brown are among the most common colours. There are some deep purple colours that look almost black.


More info & enrolment: ORCHID CULTURE BHT232 »

Learn about Orchids - be conversant with the production and evaluation of plants and cropping systems.

  • Understand the plant naming and classification systems.
  • Gain an insight into the appropriate way to grow a range of different orchid species.
  • Learn about greenhouse management.
  • Study commercial and marketing techniques.
  • Study and advance your own career or gain the knowledge to set up your own business.
  • Reduced course price available now.
  • Free - 6 ACS eBooks when you enrol!

 

 

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: PROFICIENCY AWARD IN ORCHIDS COURSE AT SPECIAL OFFER PRICE VHT046 »

Learn about Orchids - be conversant with the production and evaluation of plants and cropping systems.

  • Understand the plant naming and classification systems.
  • Gain an insight into the appropriate way to grow a range of different orchid species.
  • Learn about greenhouse management.
  • Study commercial and marketing techniques.
  • Study and advance your own career or gain the knowledge to set up your own business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: PROFICIENCY AWARD IN ORCHIDS VHT046 »