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03/05/2013 - Tree-culture and climbing day for the medium-level gardening course

Tree-culture and climbing day for the medium-level gardening course


On 3rd May, the above gardening group had a day of tree-culture and climbing in the grounds of the school. Students were able to learn different climbing techniques and see the latest equipment in this sector. The session was led by; Frederic Llambès, Francesc Boix and Juan Crespo, key experts in this area and regular collaborators with the school. During the day we learned about different techniques related to this very specialised field. We also saw the latest types of material used. Students and teachers enjoyed a dry day after a very wet period.



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18/04/2013 - Study visit to Cultius Roig

Study visit to Cultius Roig


 



On Thursday 18th of April the second year Medium-level Gardening course students visited the gardening business, Cultius Roig, in Premià de Mar, dedicated to the production of ornamental plants. Fifty percent of their products are different varieties of geraniums. They also produce ecological plants for foreign markets, in particular Germany. The Production Technician Mr David Serra explained to us about the different phases of production, from in vitro cultivation to the orders department, and including reproduction, transplantation and root planting.



17/04/2013 - Tree Climbing day

Tree Climbing day


 



On Wednesday, 17th April, we held a Tree Climbing day at the ´Pelut` garden in Orís. Students from the higher-level second-year Natural Resources and Landscaping course had the chance to practise making knots (Prusik etc...) that they had learnt the day before at the school.



Three professional tree specialists and climbers put together five different areas where the students could practise different climbing techniques and use the necessary equipment.



All these techniques, as well as a knowledge of botany and physics, are essential for those gardeners who want to work professionally with pruning and felling.



17/04/2013 - Study visit to Semega and Mas Gener

Study visit to Semega and Mas Gener


 



On the 17th April we travelled to the Girona area to visit two innovative companies involved in livestock genetics. In the morning Xavier Carrer from Semega showed us around the the company's facilities and then explained the new technology called Genòmica. In the afternoon the Xifra brothers at Mas Gener were kind enough to explain to us the genetic origins of their herds and how their robotic milking machines work on their farm.



12/04/2013 - A technical day dealing with trees, so very interesting!

A technical day dealing with trees, so very interesting!


 



Last Friday 12th of April we at the school talked about trees as part of the PATT training day. Mr Josep Selga explained the characteristics that trees must have and, more to the point, how to grow a good, healthy tree. We talked at length about the production process of trees in a nursery and how to care for them properly. Mr Selga also spoke about the transportation of a tree, which is a vital stage in its life if quality is to be ensured. Lastly, there was a turn of questions which saw a lively and improvised round-table discussion occur.



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10/04/2013 - Visit to ´El Francàs Vell`

Visit to ´El Francàs Vell`


 



On Wednesday 10th April the students who study the medium level Forestry course at Quintanes made a visit to ´El Francàs Vell` in Sant Agustí de Lluçanès. The site manager, Albert Camprubí, explained to the students about the type of forest found in the area and the different activities that the business carries out; from agrotourism to cow farming. The students also had the chance to see in person the various forestry-related tasks taking place and learnt how both forestry and farming related activities can complement each other. 




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