Elmwood College - Developing College resources for environmental education

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Elmwood College has a long tradition of supporting land based industries. Uniquely, it has achieved an international reputation in standards of teaching, and quality of provision in golf course management and greenkeeping. Students completing courses are virtually guaranteed employment at home and abroad.

Using the college golf course and farm as living/working educational resources, it has created opportunities for practical educational experiences and for increased environmental awareness.

With 550 recorded golf courses in Scotland, 300 of which are located in the East of Scotland, this is a substantial estate. On average an 18 hole golf course covers an area of 35-45 hectares. Thus innovative approaches in better managing this aggregated greenspace can constitute a significant contribution to biodiversity and to environmental sustainability more generally.

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