Introduction to the "Grow Your Own Nutrient-Rich Superfood" Education Package

We are creating a flexible, supportive learning environment, in which you can choose what you need, when you need it, as you travel along on your gardener's journey.

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  • If you are new to gardening, we will give you the best start possible through our simple "Smart Start" modules. You can then build on this foundation when you are ready with "The Basics of Growing Nutrient-Rich Superfood" modules.
  • If you already have some experience in gardening but want to know how you can guarantee that you are growing the most nutrient-rich food possible in your circumstances, our "The Basics of Growing Nutrient-Rich Superfood" modules are for you.
  • For experienced gardeners, or those who aim for the ultimate from the outset, we are developing a series of "In Depth" modules; however, we recommend that you also consider our "The Basics of Growing Nutrient-Rich Superfood" modules on any topics you have not specificaly studied in relation to growing the most nutrient-rich food possible in your circumstances  . 

From basic knowledge and practical skills you will need to become a successful gardener, to the knowledge and skills required for you to be able to make the best choices for your unique situation and personal circumstances, through to the science behind the keys to growing nutrient-rich food, we are developing a comprehensive education package.

The following is a list of topics on which we are building modules that will become available over the coming year.

 

A "SMART START" FOR THE NEW GARDENER

A Basic Set of Skills for Growing Your Own Food   

  • Choosing Your Tools & How to Use Them   
  • Sowing Seeds and Transplanting  
  • Care of Plants: Weeds, Water & Mulching  
  • Working with Pests & Diseases 
  • Harvesting & Storage 

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  • Location, Location: Where to Create Your Garden  
  • To Dig or Not to Dig? A Simple Soil Assessment 
  • Creating a Garden: Options for Laying out the Beds & Plants in Them  
  • Creating a Garden: Preparing Garden Beds for Planting: The Options
  • Useful Simple Structures

 For Container Gardens

  • Location, Location: Where to Put Your Containers
  • Choosing the Best Containers for your situation  
  • Choosing the “Potting Soil Mix” to grow your plants in: the Options when Buying  
  • Care of your Plants: key issues when growing plants in containers

Climate & Landscape

  • Understanding your Climate and what grows best in it  

Plants: Structure & Function and Genetics

  • Choosing the best crops and the best varieties for achieving your goals, while allowing for your circumstances  

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  • The Nutrient Needs of Soil Life & Plants & Simple Ways to Fulfill them
  • An Introduction to Compost 

Water

  • The Importance of and options for delivering water  

Soil

  • Soil Structure and its Importance   

Soil Life

  • Working with Soil Life – The Basics

 

 

The Basics of Growing Your Own Nutrient-Rich Superfood

nutritionFor Gardens in the Earth

  • Location, Location: Where to Create Your Garden  
  • To Dig or Not to Dig? A Simple Soil Assessment 
  • Creating a Garden: Options for Laying out the Beds & Plants in them  
  • Creating a Garden: Preparing Garden Beds for Planting: the Options
  • Useful Simple Structures

 For Container Gardens

  • Location, Location: Where to Put Your Containers
  • Choosing the Best Containers for your situation  
  • Choosing the “Potting Soil Mix” to grow your plants in: the Options when Buying  
  • Care of your Plants: key issues when growing plants in containers

Climate & Landscape

  • How to modify your Landscape to create your own "microclimate" and improve your growing environment

Plants: Strcuture & Function and Genetics

  • Choosing the best crops and the best varieties for an abundance of nutrient-rich food

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  • The Nutrient Needs of Soil Life & Plants and the Best Ways to Fulfill them
  • Making Your Own Compost: The Basics

Water

  • Getting the Best Results from Available Water

Soil

  • Soil Structure and its Importance   

Soil Life

  • Working with Soil Life to Acheive an Abundance of Nutrient-Rich Superfood

 

The Gardener's Journey "In Depth" Modules 

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  • Creating an Ideal Soil Structure

For Container Gardens

  • Making your Own "Potting Soil Mix"

Climate & Landscape

  • Using a Design Process to Improve your Growing Environment

Plants: Structure & Function and Genetics

  • Growing Your Own Seeds in the Home Garden
  • An Introduction to Plant Breeding 

Nutrients 

  • CompostFThe Science of Nutrient Movement and its Practical Implications
  • Matching most Efficiently the Nutrient Needs of Soil Life & Plants and Ways to Fulfill them
  • Making Quality, Nutrient-Rich Compost

Water

  • Working with a Limited Water Supply and acheiving good results

Soil

  • The Humus Research Project 

Soil Life

  • Focus on Worms
  • Focus on Bacteria
  • Focus on Fungi

 

OUR FIRST "DESIGN FOR NUTRITION" COURSE STARTS IN OCTOBER, 2017.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE COURSE PLEASE CONTACT US.