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Introduction to Growing Organic Food Sustainably Course


Introduction to Growing Organic Food Sustainably
Introduction to Growing Organic Food Sustainably

Learn how to grow organic food in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly manner.


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Course Description

Growing your own organic food in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner is becoming a very popular activity. However, many people hesitate at growing vegetables as they are uncertain how they should start and of the kind of work that is needed. This free online organic food course will introduce you to all aspects of growing garden vegetables in an organic and sustainable manner. The course will give you a thorough knowledge and understanding of how to grow a large variety of vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, leeks and many others. You will also learn about maintaining your garden vegetable plot, how to test and improve soil, make compost, create a raised bed, sow seeds and implement crop rotation. This free online organic food course will be of great interest to all learners who would like to grow their own food in an organic and sustainable manner but would like to follow the advice and guidance of organic experts.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning outcomes:
- Learn how to grow vegetables from a large variety of family types;
- Learn how to maintain a vegetable plot;
- Learn how to test and improve soil;
- Learn how make compost;

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 151 votes
Course Title: Introduction to Growing Organic Food Sustainably
Course #: 414
Course Publisher: Grow It Yourself
Course Category: 6
Content Origin:
Course Description: Growing your own organic food in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner is becoming a very popular activity. However, many people hesitate at growing vegetables as they are uncertain how they should start and of the kind of work that is needed. This free online organic food course will introduce you to all aspects of growing garden vegetables in an organic and sustainable manner. The course will give you a thorough knowledge and understanding of how to grow a large variety of vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, leeks and many others. You will also learn about maintaining your garden vegetable plot, how to test and improve soil, make compost, create a raised bed, sow seeds and implement crop rotation. This free online organic food course will be of great interest to all learners who would like to grow their own food in an organic and sustainable manner but would like to follow the advice and guidance of organic experts.
License: Not for download or distribution.
Release Date: 19 October 2012
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: Medium
Audio Only: Medium
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Jayalaxmi Bhadresa
    Jayalaxmi Bhadresa United Kingdom An excellent course. I highly recommend it for beginner gardeners 2016-07-24 16:07:25
  • Jayalaxmi Bhadresa
    Jayalaxmi Bhadresa United Kingdom A very informative course with excellent videos demonstrating the correct ways to grow vegetables in the garden. 2016-07-24 16:07:26
  • Widjamine Laframboise
    Widjamine Laframboise Canada Well made! 2015-12-07 03:12:21
  • Alex Ferguson
    Alex Ferguson United States of America Very simple and informative, excellent for beginners. 2015-10-25 19:10:49
  • Glenn Mantel
    Glenn Mantel United States of America Good intro to organic farming with enough repetition to internalize the basic knowledge required to begin gardening. 2015-10-17 22:10:06
  • Britney Dominique
    Britney Dominique United States of America Really well done videos, easy to learn, and lots of great resources. 2015-09-18 04:09:57
  • Marina Willis
    Marina Willis New Zealand The course was very informative... it would have been good instead of saying June to August sowing,just to say early spring, autumn etc for the southern hemisphere. Also the theme tune got very tiresome. 2015-09-11 03:09:39
  • Isaac Baah Nti
    Isaac Baah Nti Ghana It's a brilliant idea now that we all have to take our health issues into our own hands. Kudos to Alison 2015-08-31 07:08:10
  • Roger Moss
    Roger Moss United States of America This was a great course; almost makes you feel a little lazy for not growing your own vegetables. I learned a lot and I hope to be starting my own garden soon 2015-08-24 16:08:21
  • mimi greenwood
    mimi greenwood United States of America easy to follow 2015-08-07 14:08:46
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