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John Mason Predicts The Future of Horticulture -  Part 1

John Mason Predicts The Future of Horticulture - Part 1

Our Principal, John Mason, is a world renowned horticultural expert, with over 41 years’ experience in the fields of Horticulture, Recreation, Education and Journalism. He has extensive experience both as a public servant, and as a small business owner. John was recently asked to make predictions about the future of the horticulture industry. Here's his first response.

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Vertical Gardening and its benefits

Vertical Gardening and its benefits

Not everyone has a large garden. Indeed, some people do not have a garden at all. It is estimated that one in eight people in Britain do not have a garden, and 10% of Australians.
But having a small garden or no garden does not mean that we cannot live a life surrounded by beautiful greenery.
Greenery and plants are good for our mental and physical health.


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What is burnout and how to avoid it

What is burnout and how to avoid it

Burnout is on the rise. Reports suggest that the number of people reporting they are burnout has increased by 7% in the last year. Whilst research by Glassdoor suggests that discussion about burnout has actually gone up by 48% in the last 12 months. These are worrying figures, but what exactly is burnout and why is it something we should be worried about as individuals and as businesses?

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Meet the Tutor - Jenny Bragg

Meet the Tutor - Jenny Bragg

Jenny Bragg is one of ACS’s tutors in hospitality, tourism and management. She is highly experienced and knowledgeable in these areas. Let’s learn a bit more about Jenny .

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Online Learning is Not an Oxymoron!

Online Learning is Not an Oxymoron!

In a recent article in the Spectator, https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/11/a-tertiary-tragedy/ Ryan Anderson stated that “the corruption of higher education has been further evident in the sector’s recent emphasis on ‘online-learning’ – an oxymoron if there ever was one.” Anderson also argues that education experts have stated that online learning is inferior as it deprives “young people of face-to-face interaction and the wider on-campus experience. Unsurprisingly, tethering people to a screen not only causes a raft of mental health problems but physical ones too.”
Ideas, such as these, are, unfortunately, outdated and here are just some of the reasons why...

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