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Growing Organic Food Sustainably

Learn how to grow an organic vegetable garden in a sustainable and environmentally- friendly manner with this course.

Food Technology
Free Course
This free online course on Growing Organic Food Sustainably demonstrates the steps and strategies of growing organic foods. The course explains the various considerations you need to put in place when growing various types of organic vegetables. By the end of the lesson you will be able to understand the best seasons for planting certain crops and how to sow and grow them accordingly so start your journey towards healthy, sustainable food today.





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This course begins with an extensive module consisting of step by step demo videos on how to prepare and grow a variety of vegetables on your own. You will learn how to grow the following vegetables: Carrots, Beetroot, Chilli Peppers, Swiss Chard, Perpetual Spinach, Artichokes, Broad beans, Cabbage and Celery, Garlic, Courgette, Lettuce, Swede, Shallots, Kale, Runner beans, Potatoes, Onions, Leeks, Peas, Parsnip and Oca. You will also learn how to maintain your vegetable growing area.

The course then goes ahead to describe various soil care procedures. You will learn about Soil care through crop rotation and strategies of improving soil quality and fertility. You will also learn about how to test your soil and some information about vegetable families. The course also provides a detailed explanation on how you can make your own compost from locally available material. You will learn about some key tips and advice that you can apply when growing your own vegetables. You will also learn about raised beds, their benefits and how to make them. You will learn about some tips on how to successfully sow vegetable seeds, You will also learn about the process of transplanting seedlings. Finally you will learn about how to sow and grow five popular vegetables.

This course introduces you to skills, strategies and advice on how to grow organic foods.Whether you want to grow your own vegetable garden or do it on behalf of someone else or institution, this course will be of great help. You will be able to avoid obvious mistakes and get it right the first time. By the end of the course, you will be in a position to try out and grow any favourite vegetables on your own. Start this interesting learning journey today.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the process of preparing to grow carrots.
  • Explain the process of successfully growing Beetroot.
  • Outline the steps to follow when growing Chilli peppers.
  • Describe the process of carrying out crop rotation
  • Outline various strategies for improving soil quality.
  • Explain how to test your soil.
  • Explain the process of making compost.
  • Describe the process of making raised beds.
  • Explain how to successfully sow various vegetable seeds.
  • Describe the process of transplanting vegetable seed beds.
  • Explain the concept of “Hardening off”.
  • Describe how to sow and grow Lettuce the following vegetables: Peas,Garlic, Early potatoes and Tomatoes.


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