Organic Gardening Course

Organic Gardening Course
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Sat 14 December 2019
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Learn to create a vibrant, healthy garden with our Gardening & Horticulture courses in Sydney.
Make your garden more productive with our
Gardening & Horticulture courses in Sydney
- short courses open to everyone.
With the increasing trend of intensive chemical farming impacting our lives daily, now might be the perfect time to consider starting your own home-grown organic garden. This organic gardening course will teach you all you need to know about growing and enjoying the taste and goodness of your own organic herbs, vegetables and fruit trees, while slashing your fresh food bill. This organic gardening course will allow you to discover how to master the skill of composting, worm farming and other methods of recycling. Explore the benefits of crop rotation, companion planting and moon planting and learn how to eliminate weeds and plant pests and diseases without using chemicals. Consider the shift towards genetic modification of some crops, its potential for both human and environmental health, and the link between certain chemicals and human diseases.
Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this organic gardening course, you should be able to:
Identify the health benefits of organic food.
Analyse and remediate different soil types/potting mixes.
Implement various methods of recycling, including composting and worm farming.
Cultivate organic herbs, vegetables and fruit trees.
Apply crop rotation, moon planting and companion planting successfully.
Use organic and biological controls to get rid of weeds and plant pests and diseases.
Eliminate the use of garden chemicals.
Appreciate the environmental benefits of organic practices.
Understand genetic modification and its effects.
Recognise the connection between some chemicals and human diseases.
Course Content
The following content will be covered in this organic gardening course:
Introduction
What is organic gardening?
Benefits
Nutrition.
Taste.
Cultivation control.
Bee security.
Environment.
Satisfaction.
Soil Types and Remediation
Sand.
Loam.
Clay.
pH.
Potting Mix
Safety.
Types.
Application.
Mulch
Types.
Organic.
Inorganic.
Application.
Benefits.
Recycling
Compost.
Worm farm.
Bokashi Bucket.
Compost Cannon.
Composta.
Benefits.
Herbs
Culinary.
Medicinal.
Pest control.
Benefits.
Vegetables
Ten for large and small gardens.
Fruit Trees
Citrus.
Fruit trees for large and small gardens.
Crop Rotation
Reasons.
Program.
Benefits.
Companion Planting
Reasons.
List provided.
Benefits.
Moon Planting
Reasons.
Benefits.
Discussion.
Biological Pest Control
Natural predators.
Suppliers.
Organic Pest and Disease Control
Products.
Benefits.
Genetic Engineering
Research.
Discussion.
Chemicals/Cancer
Research.
Discussion.
Conclusion
Course review.
Intended Audience
This organic gardening course would appeal to anyone interested in using organic principles to promote a healthy lifestyle and environment.
Delivery Style
This organic gardening course is conducted in an interactive classroom environment. Organic principles are discussed and demonstrated. Herb, vegetable and fruit varieties are presented and comprehensive notes are provided.
Alternative Dates
Additional instances of this course may be available and published on our website. See
Organic Gardening Course
for more information, or to join the waiting list and be advised when we schedule more.

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