Rome: agriculture course on cultivation and processing of medicinal plants KORE in Herba 2024

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An agricultural course structured on technical and practical training on cultivation and processing of medicinal plants. The course is aimed at 12 women with a passion and desire to work in the herbal and agricultural sector.

Application closing date: Feb. 20
Course start date: Feb. 29


The course will be held at 2 locations:
– INTERSOS24 in Via di Torre Spaccata 157 for the theoretical part.
– KORE’s agricultural fields in Via della Tenuta della Mistica snc for the practical part

The course

The course starts on Feb. 29 and aims to provide 12 women, free of charge, with agricultural and herbal skills. At the end of the training, there will be a selection among the participants for a training internship at KORE s.r.l. social enterprise. All participants will be supported by INTERSOS24’s Job Guidance Desk through monitoring, writing or revising a resume, and active research at the network of virtuous partner companies.


– Knowledge of Italian language good (B1) – suitable to understand and interpret the language suitable to understand and spoken in the work environment.
– Aptitude for agricultural work, interest and passion for plants and green spaces, aptitude in teamwork.


Applications should be sent to by Feb. 20!
There will be a pre-selection and a subsequent round of interviews and practical tests.

Program and training

KORE in Herba has a duration of 4 months and consists of:

16 face-to-face lectures lasting 4 hours each on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (INTERSOS24’s Children’s Space is guaranteed on Thursdays for the duration of the course)

16 field practice meetings to be held once a week, morning or afternoon (days to be agreed individually).

The course conducted by 1 lecturer and 1 teaching tutor is structured in 7 modules:

Module 1: Introduction to the world of medicinal plants: definitions, history, dissemination, market, uses and utilizations; Botany: introduction to plant biology, anatomy and physiology; Principles of Agronomy: hints of climatology, soil fertility, tillage techniques and
soil preparation.

Module 2: Cultivation of medicinal plants: crop sheets of herbal species grown at Mistica; Introduction to the
major weeds; Issues in the field; Balsamic time of harvesting; Introduction to different cultivar harvesting methods for the
various herbal uses.

Module 3: First processing of medicinal plants; Introduction to methods of drying, cutting, sorting, blending. Practical field trial with natural dried, monitoring of the drying steps and illustration of the drying process.

Module 4: Practical second-processing exercises for commercial use: cutting and hulling, selection, first packaging, storage; use of main herbal machinery needed for second processing.

Module 5: Practical second processing exercises for home use: infusion preparation, plant selection, infusion time, infusion/decoction difference, herbal tea formulation.

Module 6: The set-up, arrangement and maintenance of a sensory teaching garden with learning of cultivation techniques, from substrate preparation to planting, plant establishment and management, mowing recovery and disposal and through the proper use of equipment and
of specific machinery.

Module 7: In-depth exploration of nursery and seedbed systems; Fundamentals of plant propagation, greenhouse management and innovative technologies in agriculture; Latest trends in sustainable agriculture. Application submission and contact information.

Documents to attach for application:

– Curriculum Vitae;
– A brief introduction of the person in the email;
– residence permit.

To learn about the requirements and the program in detail download the call for applications and apply by e-mailing by Feb. 20!
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