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Growing Food 1: Fundamentals - ONLINE

If you are concerned about where your food comes from, what’s in it (or on it), or simply getting the best nutrition possible, growing your own healthy, nutritious and delicious fruits and vegetables is the way to go. Learn essential applied permaculture and organic gardening techniques to optimize your garden for year-round enjoyment, use holistic solutions for plant health, harvest your own seeds, and more. Practical and hands-on projects, guided by experienced professional organic gardeners.

Learning Outcomes:

Learn essential applied permaculture and organic gardening techniques to:

  • Analyze and optimize the growing conditions in your garden, no matter the size, including container gardens
  • Creatively collect, use and preserve water for optimal garden health
  • Use holistic solutions for plants health problems ("pests" and "diseases")
  • Select, plant, maintain and harvest a large variety of food plants for year-round enjoyment
  • Also included: how to propagate plants; save your own seeds; and store your harvest

This online course engages students with practical and hands-on projects, and is guided by experienced professional organic gardnerers.

Required Textbook:

There are no pre-requisites, but either the Organic Master Gardener (classroom or online) or Organic Horticulture Specialist course would be highly beneficial before, during or after this program.

Time Requirement: Participants should expect to set aside a miminum of 6 -10 hours each week to focus on assignments.

Course Schedule: Gaia College recommends participants registered in Gaia College courses take no more than 2 courses per semester. For those participants wishing to take more than 2 courses, please contact Gaia College.

Part of the Gaia College/Royal Roads University Diploma in Organic Land Care.

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