Upon completion of the beginners course you will be able to:
- Apply the ‘secret underground’ treatment protocol to any ailing plant
- Apply the 186 year old Law of the Limiting Factor with a modern twist
- List the key features and benefits of the Go Food Gardening System
- Assess your own food gardening skills
- Define your primary role as food gardener
- Explain the problems with conventional agriculture and why we need to grow-our-own
- Appreciate the benefits of an eclectic approach to food gardening
- Realize that building your own system on a proven template is not rocket science.
- Invest in the basic tools and resources you’ll need.
- Set up your food gardening diary or journal.
- Describe what motivates you to have a food garden.
- Explore your food gardening worldview.
- Describe your dream food garden.
- Start thinking about how your gardening activities contribute to the four Go Food Gardening Strategies.
- Explain the importance of compost.
- Set up your own low-cost bucket composting system.
- Choose the best locations for your food garden(s)
- Determine your optimum growing season
- Prepare the beds for first-time planting
- Plant seedlings and potted plants into your beds
- Sow directly into the beds
- Know when and how to water your crops to ensure optimum growth
- Use mulches to conserve water and combat weeds
- Know when is the best time to harvest your crops
1. A Quick Overview of the Go Food Gardening System
2. The Food Gardening Skills Assessment.
3. Your Role as Gardener
4. Problems with Conventional Agriculture
5. The Power of Having Three Gardening Systems in One
6. The Tools and Resources You Need
7. Start a Journal or Diary
8. What Drives You to Grow Your Own?
9. What’s Your Gardening Worldview?
10. Set Food Gardening Goals in Alignment With The Four Overall Strategies
11. Benefits of Making Your Own Compost?
12. Bokashi – From Garbage to Garden
13. How Long Does it Take to Make Compost?
14. Finding the Best Location
15. Size Matters… A Lot!
16. Determining Your Growing Season
17 First-Time Bed Preparation
18. Seeds or Seedlings?
19. Planting Seedlings and Potted Plants
20. Sowing Directly Into the Beds
21. How and When and How Much to Water