The Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture, organized for the 3rd time, took place from 28 August till 8 September. Thirty-five participants enrolled for the course this year. The group was again very diverse with participants from 16 different nationalities indicating that Wageningen University & Research truly has a name internationally as the “knowledge heart” of the Dutch Greenhouse Horticulture.
‘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 lecturers experiences
The evaluation results do show an impressive score: a 4,7 on a scale from 1 (low) to 5 (high). Not only did the participants find the high level of knowledge extremely rewarinding and the way is was brought to them, but also do they mention the great atmosphere, warm welcome and very open en friendly fellow particpants, lecturers and organization.
The course leaders of the Summer School also would like to share their experiences with you, as not only participants find the summer school rewarding -the courseleaders do so as well.
The Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture will be organized again next year. Interested? You can already show your interest in next year’s edition!