ENVR065 Growing Food


Course Description

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.


Course Outline

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"); and
  • 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



Required Textbook:

The New Vegetable Growers Handbook: A Users Manual for the Vegetable Garden by Frank Tozer.

Green Man Publishing, Santa Cruz, 2013 – ISBN 978-0-9773489-9-2.


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.

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