Organic Gardening Course

Organic Gardening Course

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Slash your fresh food bill! Grow and enjoy the taste and goodness of your own organic herbs, vegetables and fruit trees. Master the skill of composting, worm farming and other methods of recycling. Discover the benefits of crop rotation, companion planting and moon planting. Learn how to eliminate weeds and the use of chemicals. Comprehensive notes are provided.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this organic gardening course you should be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of organic food.
  • Analyse and remediate different soil types/potting mixes.
  • Implement various methods of recycling.
  • Grow organic produce.
  • Apply crop rotation, moon planting and companion planting.
  • Use organic and biological controls for pests and diseases.

Course Content

The following content will be covered in this organic gardening course:

Introduction

  • What is organic gardening?

Benefits

  • Nutrition
  • Taste
  • Cultivation control
  • Bee security
  • Environment
  • Satisfaction

Soil Types and Remediation

  • Sand
  • Loam
  • Clay
  • pH

Potting Mix

  • Safety
  • Types
  • Application

Mulch

  • Types
  • Organic
  • Inorganic
  • Application
  • Benefits

Recycling

  • Compost
  • Worm farm
  • Bokashi Bucket
  • Compost Cannon
  • Composta
  • Benefits

Herbs

  • Culinary
  • Medicinal
  • Pest control
  • Benefits

Vegetables

  • Ten for large and small gardens

Fruit Trees

  • Citrus
  • Fruit trees for large and small gardens

Crop Rotation

  • Reasons
  • Program
  • Benefits

Companion Planting

  • Reasons
  • List provided
  • Benefits

Moon Planting

  • Reasons
  • Benefits
  • Discussion

Biological Pest Control

  • Natural predators
  • Suppliers

Organic Pest and Disease Control

  • Products
  • Benefits

Genetic Engineering

  • Research
  • Discussion

Chemicals/Cancer

  • Research
  • Discussion

Conclusion

  • Course review

Intended Audience

This organic gardening course would appeal to anyone interested in using organic principles to promote a healthy lifestyle and environment.

Delivery Style

This organic gardening course is conducted in an interactive classroom environment. Organic principles are discussed and demonstrated. Herb, vegetable and fruit varieties are presented and comprehensive notes are provided.

About the instructor

Judith Sleijpen graduated from Ryde School of Horticulture with distinction in Urban Horticulture and gained experience in the retail nursery industry for several years.

As a Member of the Horticultural Media Association, Judith writes a monthly gardening column for Peninsula Living and Northshore Living. She has also published articles in Landscape Contractor and Manager, Better Homes and Gardens, Gardens and Outdoor Living and The Garden Gurus.

Passionate about garden design, plants and bees, Judith is a Member of the Australian Institute of Horticulture, a former member of the Sydney Executive Committee of Open Gardens Australia and the Speakers' Bureau of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Judith now conducts her garden design and horticultural consultancy business, Gardens, Balconies and Beyond.

Course Features

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