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COURSE DATES: 2006

TWO-DAY BASIC LANDSCAPE DESIGN COURSE: R 1350 per delegate
KZN: 16 & 17 MARCH
JHB: 20 & 21 APRIL
CPT: 4 & 5 MAY
GEORGE: 21 & 22 SEPTEMBER

TWO-DAY ALIEN INVASIVE PLANT PROGRAMME:(see course outline below) R 800 per delegate
JHB: 24 & 25 JULY
KZN: 17 & 18 AUGUST
CPT: 27 & 28 JUNE

LANDSCAPE DESIGN BUSINESS PRACTICE COURSE: R 1 600 per delegate
KZN:17 - 19 MAY
CPT: 7 -9 JUNE
JHB 1: 20 - 22 JUNE

GARDEN WORKERS TRAINING COURSE:R 935 per delegate
JHB: 9 & 10 MARCH
P.E: 23 & 24 MARCH
JHB: 20 & 21 NOVEMBER
KZN: 10 & 11 AUGUST
CPT: 24 & 25 AUGUST
GEORGE: 19 & 20 SEPTEMBER

TWO-DAY GARDENING FOR BIODIVERSITY COURSE:(see course outline below)R 1 000 per delegate
KZN: 29 & 30 AUGUST
JHB: 14 & 15 SEPTEMBER
CPT: 28 & 29 SEPTEMBER

THREE-DAY INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN COURSE:R 1 800 per delegate
KZN: 9 - 11 OCTOBER
JHB: 16 - 18 OCTOBER
CPT: 6 - 8 NOVEMBER

MASTERS COURSE:R 1 400 per delegate
KZN: 12 & 13 OCTOBER
JHB: 19 & 20 OCTOBER
CPT: 9 & 10 NOVEMBER

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE DATES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. VENUES HAVE YET TO BE CONFIRMED.
BOOKINGS ARE OPEN FOR 2006.

******DONT MISS OUT ON OUR FANTASTIC SPECIAL COMBINATION COURSE OFFERS & DISCOUNTED RATES FOR 2006. CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR MORE INFORMATION OR SEE DETAILS BELOW*****

Please contact Nikki on(031) 262 4654 / 082 447 4824 or E-mail: joanne@hillscapes.co.za for more information.

THE GARDENING FOR BIO-DIVERSITY CORRESPONDENCE COURSE - R 3 500.00

THE DAVID STEVENS INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN CORRESPONDENCE COURSE - R 6 500.00


TWO-DAY WORKING FOR WATER PROGRAMME:

DAY 1:
Understanding & identifying Alien Invasive Plants
Plant list & slide examples
Solutions
Role Play
Alternatives
Removal: Manual & Chemical
safety
Short & long term implications
Demonstration

DAY 2:
Sterile alternatives
Spotting & replacing the enemy
Water-saving tips within the nursery
Threatened & endangered plant species in S.A
Social responsibilities
tactics
Final presentation

TWO-DAY GARDENING FOR BIO-DIVERSITY COURSE:BR>
DAY 1:
Purpose & concept of Biodiversity: Preserving it; causes & mitigation of biodiversity loss;
Case Study
Biological Aspects of the Environment:Bio-Diversity & climate in S.A
Problem Plants:Soil management; Plant succession;Why are AIP’s a problem?;What is a weed?
Case study
Impact of AIP’s on the environment & their control:Detrimental effects; Control: mechanical, cultural, chemical; & biological; AIP categories
Homework
Micro-climates
Ecosystems
The food chain
Cycles – hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen & carbon

DAY 2:
Indigenous Gardens & Insect populations:Why indigenous?;Making the change;Pests & Pest control – manual & cultural;Companion Planting;Case Study
Working with soil:Waterwise gardening;Know your soil;Compost;Earthworms & micro-decomposers;Mulching
Water – The vital element:Waterwise plant selection;Characteristics of waterwise plants;Watering correctly;Waterwise tips;Planting to encourage bio-diversity;Case Study
Garden Design for Bio-Diversity:Butterfly gardens;Bird gardens;Attracting insects;Creating a natural pond or wetland;Threatened plant species;Designing a bio-diverse garden
CASE STUDY


PAETA ACCREDITATION PENDING


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT NIKKI ON (031) 262 4654 / 082 447 4824.

SPECIAL RATES AND DISCOUNTED PACKAGES:

1. All seven short courses: Total Value : R 8 885.00 Discount : 25% Total : R 6 663.75
2. Six short courses (any): Discount : 20%
3. Five short courses (any): Discount : 15%
4. Four short courses (any): Discount : 10%

Terms & Conditions:

1. Payment: Payment is required upfront to benefit from your chosen discounted offer at least three weeks prior to the course commencement date of the first course on which you are booked. We require a 70% deposit of the total of your selected package initially and the remaining 30% to be paid at least three weeks prior to the commencement date of the third course you have booked. The total amount will be calculated once you have specified which courses you wish to attend in accordance with the set rate for that year and the discount applicable (as above).
2. Bookings: Bookings need to be specified in full and in accordance with selected package (as outlined above). No changes to bookings will be accepted once payment has been received and bookings processed.
3. Cancellations: Should you not be able to attend up to two of the courses booked, we will carry your booking/s over to the next year without any charge. This will not be extended for longer than one year. If you are unable to attend three or more of the courses booked, these will be forfeited and no compensation offered.
4. We, as The Jo-Anne Hilliar School of Landscape Design, reserve the right to cancel courses, however in the rare event that this does occur, you will be notified in advance and necessary full compensation or arrangements made, according to your percentage discount.


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