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Susliving’s Third Level Programme provides curriculum based lectures on Environmental and Sustainable Farming. This Programme is currently being piloted in Gurteen College in County Tipperary. Gurteen College is a third level Agricultural College offering students advanced courses in Agricultural and Equine Studies. Students are encouraged to develop their skills in a practical farming environment.
Gurteen College has a history of promoting sustainability in agriculture and has developed a green energy strategy over the years. This strategy includes the application and use of the on campus 50 kW wind turbine, a highly efficient wood chip boiler heating system for the college and a 15 hectare willow plantation to provide fuel for the boiler.
These aspects of Gurteen College, as well as their forward thinking staff and students, make it an ideal location for our Third Level Programme pilot which is continuing into it’s second year.

 


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