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ORGANIC PLANT CULTURE Online Course

HOME STUDY ORGANIC GROWING COURSE

Minimize pest problems, and creating productive farms and healthy gardens without relying upon artificial chemicals - all that takes knowledge, and sometimes a little more hard work.

Through this course you can lay a foundation in the skills needed to be an effective organic gardener or farmer.

This courses has been developed by a team of organic experts including John Mason (author of Sustainable Agriculture) and Maggi Brown (former Education Officer with Garden Organic /HDRA). It is a very solid training ground for anyone who is serious about growing organic vegetables, herbs or other plants.

Duration: 100 hrs

Payment: Installment plans available

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Lessons

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  • Introduction A look at the various organisations that are involved with the organic movement.
  • Plant Culture- Learn about the basis of good plant and soil health with no dig principals and crop rotation.
  • Understanding Soils- If your soil is not good, the plants will not perform. Understand soil profiles, identify soil types, and the requirements to keep plants healthy.
  • Fertilizers and Plant Nutrition- Organic fetilisers such as manure based ones and how to use them.
  • Soil Management- Green manure crops, cultivation techniques for minimising soil disturbance and composting techniques to enhance the soil.
  • Pests & Diseases-Understanding pests and diseases and environmental problems with organic production.
  • Mulching- This lesson looks at the importance of mulch and methods to useit when producing organic crops.
  • Seeds - Collecting, storing & sowing your own seeds.
  • Vegetable Growing in your locality- The importance of selecting a suitable site and planning your crop. The A-Z of various vegetables you could look at growing.
  • Fruit Growing in your locality-Establishing an orchard and the production aspects to consider. A-Z of various fruit tree types you could look at growing.

Aims

  • Explain the concepts and principles of organic growing, including the common techniques used in organic growing systems.
  • Explain the concepts and principles of organic growing, including the common techniques used in organic growing systems.
  • Determine soil management procedures, which are consistent with organic growing principles.
  • Determine soil management procedures, which are consistent with organic growing principles.
  • Determine soil management procedures, which are consistent with organic growing principles.
  • Explain how pests and diseases are controlled using organic growing principles.
  • To determine appropriate mulches for use in different organic growing situations.
  • Determine the appropriate use of seed propagation, in organic plant culture.
  • Plan the production of an organically grown vegetable food crop.
  • Plan the production of an organically grown fruit crop.