This Assignment builds on the two reflection questions in the Core Text, and provides the opportunity for you to record in detail the ideas you (perhaps with others) have developed about the Productive Demonstration Site you plan to work on with your identified group. It asks you to identify the (potential) members of the group, and their particular roles and responsibilities in the process. It also asks you to describe your own roles and responsibilities in relation to the development and implementation on of a plan for the site, and how you can use this planning process and the Productive Demonstration Site itself in your curriculum, your training programme or to share with other farmers. Downloadable copies of Assignment 2 and the Assessment Criteria for Assignment 2 are available by clicking on the “Download Assignment 2” and “Download Assessment Criteria” buttons above.
All participants wishing to achieve a Rhodes certificate (at either NQF Level 6 or Level 5) must successfully complete this Assignment.
The requirements for the different versions of Assignment 2 are provided below:
Stream 1 (NQF Level 6), Assignment 2 (For those involved in formal education and training)
Planning the development and use of a productive RWH&C demonstration site.
Describing your own and others’ roles in this process, and how you can build this process and the use of the site into your RWH&C curriculum.
Produce a report of 5-6 pages (2500 – 3000 words) describing:
The composition of the collaborative group you intend to work worked with in planning and developing the site
The roles and responsibilities to be adopted by each member of the group
The history of the site regarding land-use and food production
The vision for use of the site in the future
The RWH&C practice(s) you (perhaps with the others) have agreed to implement on the site, and why these were selected
The information and materials you drew on in making this decision
The planning process you intend to follow (or have followed) with your colleagues
An initial plan for the site, either developed by yourself or in collaboration with others, providing an indication of how the practices will be implemented
How you intend to ensure the sustainability of the site
Your own roles and responsibilities in the development process and in ensuring the future sustainability of the site
How you will integrate the development and use of the site into your RWH&C curriculum
While the planning and/or development process may have involved close collaboration with others, the assignment must be entirely your own work.