Institute of Applied Horticulture & Landscaping

To make it sustainable, this project will house an Institute that will offer 3 Month, 1 Year and 2 Year Diploma in Applied Horticulture & Landscaping (DAHL) where 30 students would be enrolled every 3 months. The speciality of training would be that one session of lectures would be in class rooms and other session in the field. The Entrepreneurship training will be such as to make the trainees select a green business. They will be imparted sufficient training and exposure in commercial and marketing technologies. They can venture into organic farming, open local level training institutes, establish ornamental plant nurseries, become providers of garden maintenance services, landscaping services, tree plantation services, export of plants. And those who prefer to work for others will have enough scope of employment in hotels, housing complexes, shopping malls, hospitals, resorts, and teaching both in India and abroad. These Green Experts will bring an impetus to greening activity all around. There are many green lovers who like to have their surroundings green but they are stuck because they do not have reliable experts for greening. Green Entrepreneurs will spring a green culture everywhere and make this Earth a better place to live on.

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DIPLOMA IN APPLIED HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPING

(DAHL)

Location: Green Mall/Green Paradise

Duration:  2 Years

What to Study:

Horticultural disciplines including landscape design, pest biology, and garden history, different types of horticultural crops, crop production, crop mechanization and production. Knowledge development on technological and managerial principles of modern horticulture. Business & Marketing Management. Relevance of E-commerce.

Course Module; First Year

 Basic Botanical studies:  On plant morphology, anatomy, physiology and breeding principles.

 Plant use and knowledge: Students will be able to identify range of plant materials and make informal choice about plant use in various situations.

 Plant propagation:This module will introduce students to a large method of plant propagation both in theory and hands on practical demonstration.

Introduction to Garden design:Students will learn about the principles of visual design and apply these to create effective garden design.

 Soil and Plant nutrition:Students will learn underlying principles of soil science and how the soil can best be managed to ensure optimum plant growth.

Plant and weed biology: This modulewill be designed to develop in students an understanding of the various facets of plant biology.

Hardy Nursery stock and nursery management: This module will introduce students to planning a nursery for maximum efficiency and establishment, maintenance and harvesting of hardy ornamental nursery stock.

Course Module: Second Year

 Plant use and knowledge: Students to investigate the role of plants in the landscape and to understand the functional aspect in the landscape items.

 Protected cultivation technique and selection of appropriate plants: To understand the protective Glass House and Green House cultivation of high value plants.

 Outdoor edible and ornamental crop cultivation: This module focus on planning and control of crop production and post harvest technology.

 Applied Horticultural Science on pest and diseases of crops:  Students will learn the key aspects of the biology and control of pest and pathogens.

Historical and Contemporary influence in Garden Design: This module will examine the range of historical garden styles that have influenced in the modern garden designs.

Advanced garden design and graphics:  This module aims to develop students design and drafting skill to advanced level.

 Business environment and Marketing:  This module allows the students to develop an understanding of the strategic management principles of a land based industry from a marketing perspective.

Research and Innovation:This module provides students with the opportunity to develop their research and innovative skill through independent project to be presented.

Assessment Procedure: A combination of practical projects, plant identification test, class presentation, design projects, written assignments, individual research projects, laboratory report and examination.