Certificate In Self Sufficiency
The one thing that all fans of self sufficiency share in common is a desire to reduce reliance on goods and services supplied by others. In reality, we will never be totally independent for one reason: it is in our nature to be social, and we all need to interact with other humans in order to be psychologically fulfilled.
To complete the certificate you must successfully complete all assignments and pass exams in each of six modules as follows:
Self Sufficiency I covers ten lessons which develop your understanding of self sufficiency, food and nutrition, and making the right decisions about changes in lifestyle; as well as showing you how to do a whole range of practical things such as mud brick building, making crafts, growing fruit, vegetables, herbs, and other crops; raising poultry, sheep & goats, extending the life of clothing, conserving energy, recycling, simple home medical care and first aid, and lots more.
In Self Sufficiency II you learn to be self sufficient with your food. You learn about nutrition and how to balance your diet, as well as how to produce, process, store, and use different types of food. This includes berries, nuts, milk, cheese, eggs, bread making, preserves, & dried food. Cooking, freezing, drying, bottling, making bread, planning a vegetable garden to give produce all year round, and lots more are covered over ten lessons. Elective Modules
Any four of the following electives:
- Alternative Energy
- Mud Brick Construction
- Permaculture Systems
- Advanced Permaculture
- Sustainable Agriculture
- Organic Plant Culture
- Herb Culture