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Introduction to Growing Organic Food Sustainably


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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Module Title
Module 1: Growing Vegetables - Part 1
Module 2: Growing Vegetables - Part 2
Module 3: Growing Vegetables - Part 3
Module 4: Maintaining Your Vegetables
Module 5: Advice about Growing Vegetables
Module 6: Growing Organic Food Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 126 reviews
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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  • Lee Brown
    Lee Brown United Kingdom Very nice little course and picked up some good pointers :-) 2015-05-31 19:05:35
  • Louis Brown
    Louis Brown South Africa Very informative course to all people 2015-05-23 16:05:56
  • Joseph Villegas
    Joseph Villegas United States of America Love this course! 2015-05-14 20:05:32
  • Gideon Angelino
    Gideon Angelino United States of America Very informative. Why couldn't they talk more on how to grow the vegetables 2015-02-20 15:02:16
  • James Anderson
    James Anderson Australia Immensely enjoyable. I learned much. 2015-01-18 11:01:11
  • Raine Hogan
    Raine Hogan United States of America Enjoyed the series a lot. Thanks for the info on particular vegetables and their specific needs, will be handy at planting time. 2014-11-13 18:11:30
  • DENIN KORGEL
    DENIN KORGEL United States of America Overall it was a very good course but it would have been much more effective if it had been a little more region specific. Many of the things in this course just aren't possible to do in the colder midwest climates of the United States. 2014-11-04 20:11:40
  • Carrie Anderson
    Carrie Anderson United States of America This is a great course for beginning gardeners. As an experienced gardener, there was some valuable information in here. The dates on which they plant things are different based on ones location. Overall, a good course with easy to understand information. 2014-10-28 21:10:25
  • Ray Homewood
    Ray Homewood United Kingdom A very useful and informative course. 2014-10-09 11:10:16
  • Corinne de Lancey - Wheeler
    Corinne de Lancey - Wheeler United Kingdom Excellent, thoroughly informative and enjoyable...please run more courses like this 2014-09-27 19:09:11
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