Posted: 24/06/2014 at 21:15
Enjoyed reading this thread as this is of interest to me.
I also was thinking of changing my career (at the moment I'm a decorator) to gardening.
I recently did a six week course, two days a week, 'An introduction to working as a gardener' at Capel Manor College and was thinking about doing a year course starting in September, but can't decide which one to take.
The course was OK but very very basic. We learnt how to pot on seedlings. Prepare a planted area by single digging. Care for planted areas in Crystal Palace Park. Planting and staking trees. PH testing. We also had to learn tree and shrub ID's and pass an ident test.
I would love to start making a living from it within a couple of years, I don't expect to make a lot of money from it but as long as I can get by. So I'm very interested too in hearing what goes on here on this thread. Good luck Kevin.