The 4th edition of the fully booked Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture was organized from 27 August till 7 September 2018. The participants followed lectures, seminars, joined practical case work and visited several companies. The expertise of Wageningen University & Research as ‘the knowledge heart’ of the Dutch Greenhouse Horticulture was successfully shared with the 36 participants. This year 15 nationalities were represented, from 5 continents.
‘The knowledge heart’ explained
In two weeks, participants learned everything about protected horticulture and explored important topics such as crop, climate and root zone management in further detail. Lectures at the campus of Wageningen University & Research were combined with practical case work and company visits. As it was a two week course, the “social factor” was just as important, with evening sessions, dinners and a barbecue at Wageningen University & Research Greenhouse centre in Bleiswijk.
Participant and Course leader experiences
Participants valued the high level of knowledge and experience of all the involved experts. The participants also mentioned the hospitality, the green Campus (and bikes) and open and friendly fellow participants.
Courseleader Cecilia Stanghellini says the following: