Growing Food - Online

Schedules And Registration

Course Overview

Overview and Outline

If you are concerned about where your food comes from, what’s in it (or on it), or simply getting the best nutrition possible, growing an abundance of healthy, nutritious and delicious fruits and vegetables is the way to go.

In this comprehensive course you will learn essential applied permaculture and organic gardening techniques to: Improvised Shoulder Bag

  • Analyze and optimize the growing conditions in your garden, no matter the size, including container gardens
  • Creatively collect, use and preserve water for optimal garden health
  • Use holistic solutions for plants health problems ("pests" and "diseases")
  • Select, plant, maintain and harvest a large variety of food plants for year-round enjoyment

  • Also included: how to propagate plants; save your own seeds; and store your harvest.

This online course engages students with practical and hands-on projects, and is guided by experienced professional organic gardeners.

No prior education or gardening experience required, but the Organic Master Gardener Online Course / Organic Horticulture Specialist Online Course would be highly beneficial either before, during or after this program.

Please read the course outline here: Growing Food Course Outline. Students can expect to dedicate 6-10 hours per week to successfully complete this course.

As well, our courses are offered in the continuing education realm and are designed so students can complete them according to their own schedule. The work is divided up into 14 weekly topics and students are expected to complete their assigned work and quizzes by the given deadlines.  

Our courses do not use online meetings, so we are not using Google Meet, Zoom or other online meeting applications. 

If you have any questions about studying online with Gaia College please see our FAQs page