Cork 2012: Teaching a growth area
A UCC course in horticulture aims to help students get an understanding of the increasingly important organic sector, writes Caroline Allen.
UCC will begin teaching Ireland's first masters course in organic horticulture in west Cork in September. Recently launched by well-known film director Lord David Puttnam, who spends a lot of time at his west Cork home, the programme is not only a first for Ireland, but also for Europe.
It aims to equip students with the necessary scientific principles and practical applications to grow vegetable, fruit, herb and flower crops in a sustainable, environmentally friendly...
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