HEALTHY SOIL

HEALTHY PLANTS

HEALTHY BODY 

1 DAY

6 HOURS

Who is this course for?

Anyone who wants to know how to amend sand into healthy soil, feed the soil, feed the plants, it’s not that hard. Plus come and learn how to fix that unproductive garden and smelly compost bin and where do all my worms go in my worm farm?   

Objectives 

This course provides students, with an outline and understanding of how to design and create productive edible landscapes.

Outcomes 

Students will gain an understanding of the organic horticultural and permaculture concepts, strategies and techniques to build and maintain a food garden system.

 

Students will learn to:

1- design a garden

2-understand and learn the needs of plants and how to build and maintain a healthy soil food web.      

Sessions 

Session 1

How Plants Grow     

                                                          

  • Plant nutrients

  • What elements do plants need?

  • Plant energy transactions

  • How much water does my garden need?

  • When to and how-to water

Session 2

Life in the Soil – healthy soil -healthy plants

  • What is the soil food web?

  • Types of soil

  • Measuring soil pH

  • Building a healthy soil food web

  • Maintain a healthy soil

  • No dig gardens

Session 3

How to Prepare the Soil – healthy soil -healthy plants

 

  • Analysing soil

  • Measuring soil pH

  • Soil compaction test

  • Soil structure test

  • Organic matter content

  • Soil biology test

Session 4

Home Composting and Worm Farms

 

  • Why, what and how to compost

  • Hot and cold composting

  • How to use compost

Contact us for information on booking this course

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