16. November 2019 - 10:00 till 16:00
Organic Gardening Course | Sydney Campus, Room to be advised | Saturday, 16. November 2019
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 OutcomesAt 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 ContentThe following content will be covered in this organic gardening course:IntroductionWhat is organic gardening?BenefitsNutritionTasteCultivation controlBee securityEnvironmentSatisfactionSoil Types and RemediationSandLoamClaypHPotting MixSafetyTypesApplicationMulchTypesOrganicInorganicApplicationBenefitsRecyclingCompostWorm farmBokashi BucketCompost CannonCompostaBenefitsHerbsCulinaryMedicinalPest controlBenefitsVegetablesTen for large and small gardensFruit TreesCitrusFruit trees for large and small gardensCrop RotationReasonsProgramBenefitsCompanion PlantingReasonsList providedBenefitsMoon PlantingReasonsBenefitsDiscussionBiological Pest ControlNatural predatorsSuppliersOrganic Pest and Disease ControlProductsBenefitsGenetic EngineeringResearchDiscussionChemicals/CancerResearchDiscussionConclusionCourse reviewIntended AudienceThis organic gardening course would appeal to anyone interested in using organic principles to promote a healthy lifestyle and environment.Delivery StyleThis 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 DatesAdditional 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.