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Resilient gardening: free course for unemployed young people

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An important training opportunity for young unemployed people who want to be trained in resilient gardening with low environmental impact: Fondazione Minoprio offers, starting in October, a free path with classroom lessons, exercises and internships in the company.
The path, one of the five dedicated to resilient agriculture, is part of the "Lombardy Plus 2016-2018" initiative designed to facilitate the insertion and reintegration of young unemployed workers through specific training courses.
The training courses are free for beneficiaries who possess the requisites (age between 16 and 35 years old, residents or domiciled in Lombardy) and will be activated between September and October and will continue until December.
"The course 'Techniques and plants for a resilient gardening with low environmental impact' - explain from Fondazione Minoprio - proposes to train 15 young green maintainers with previous training and / or experience in the sector, who can with these new skills and abilities implement a resilient and advanced gardening, in particular with respect to climate changes, but also social and economic ones ".
Specifically, the areas that will be developed concern: agronomic techniques, which maintain the fertility of the soil and are suitable to protect it from extreme weather events, enhancing the organic component and breaking down chemical fertilizers, the use of plant protection products and herbicides; water and energy saving techniques; choice of suitable plants (vegetal elements) resilient and with a low environmental impact and their diffusion and enhancement; attention to a more responsible use of the green, not only ornamental but multifunctional; garden vegetable garden, orchard; enhancement of residual areas, terraces, roofs; use of New Equipment for an Advanced Gardening.
The course will begin in October, for a total of 230 hours, including classroom lessons, exercises and internships in companies in the sector. The path also includes the qualification for the use of plant protection products and training pursuant to Legislative Decree 81 of Basic and Specific Safety.
The pre-registration will begin in mid-June. For information, visit the website www.fondazioneminoprio.it or write to g.rossoni@fondazioneminoprio.it and p.codazzi@fondazioneminoprio.it.
The other courses: Transformation of products in resilient agriculture (350 hours), Techniques for resilient and organic agriculture (250 hours).

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