Growing organic food on small plots - made easy
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A life changing course designed to give you the tools to get you healthy through growing and eating organic food.
4.6 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,077 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 12.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn what is wrong with soil today and how to correct it. Understand what nutrients are essential for growing healthy crops. Learn how the human body works and how to stay healthy and live a long disease free life through eating the right kind of food. Discover how to grow nutritious food organically and on small plots of land. Start to grow your own natural medicines that can cure and prevent many diseases.
  • Start your own organic garden and grow the healthiest, most nutritious food you've ever seen.
  • Prevent your crops from being attacked by pests and diseases without the use of chemicals
  • Build your own organic compost that will give you an ongoing supply of natural fertilizer.
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Requirements
  • In order to complete this course you will need a computer and a fairly good, high speed internet connection. You must be able to speak or understand English. For the practicals you will need to have access to a small piece of land or garden and have a few basic tools for digging, raking and watering. You will also need access to a close water supply.
  • Depending on where in the world you live you may need some basic fencing materials to keep out the animals.
Description

Using narrated Power Points and short videos of practical demonstrations, this course will cover the eight principles of bio-intensive growing (growing organic, nutritious food on a small plot of land without chemicals). It will also cover, how the body works, what nutrition the body needs to stay healthy and also the basics of Natural Medicine, what works and how to grow it. After taking this course you will be able to grow your own nutritious food and natural medicine.

Each session is around 20 minutes followed by a multiple choice quiz. To complete the 50 session should be easy within one month. The purpose of this course is to teach people how to grow their own healthy nutritious food, how to stay healthy and avoid disease.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who should take this course are those who are looking to find a way of growing their own healthy, nutritious food on a small piece of land in order to stay healthy and provide organic food for their family.
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Curriculum For This Course
46 Lectures
12:35:05
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:07
Introduction
02:07
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INtroduction to Organics for Orphans and our training
44 Lectures 12:32:58

You will learn about the reasons for treating the soil, why and how soil becomes unhealthy and what we will be teaching you over the next 43 sessions. You will also be learing about the biodiversity of things below the surface and the soil food web. 

Things beneath the surface 1
17:21

Things beneath the surface 1
10 questions

The founder of Organics for Orphans, Dale Bolton, introduces you to how the organization came into being and what the motivation to start it was. 

History of O4O
20:31

History of O4O
10 questions

In this lecture you will be learning about the role of bacteria in the soil, the purpose of the Rhysosphere, the most important nutrients in the soil, the noitrogen cycle and photosynthesis.

Things beneath the surface 2
20:47

Y=In this quiz you will be answering questions about things beneath the surface session two.

Things beneath the surface 2
10 questions

Coming soon

Things beneath the surface 3 - COMING SOON

Coming soon

Things beneath the surface 4 Bacteria
19:12

This quiz will apply to Seeing the living world beneath the surface section and particularly on Bacterial overview

Things beneath the surface 4
8 questions

Things beneath the surface 5 - Insects
10:22

Bio Intensive 1
20:58

This quiz is related to Things beneath the surface 1

bio intensive 1
9 questions

In this session you will learn about the specific benefits of Double Digging  and also the disadvantages. You will also learn about inputs to the soil that help to make it and keep it more healthy. 

Bio Intensive 2
19:56

This quiz focuses on the principles of bio-intensive farming which you have just learned. Remember to read the questions carefully and be sure you understand what is being requested in the answer.

Bio intensive 2
10 questions

In this session you will learn aout compost, a little history about where it come from originally, and be given the rationale for using compost verses chemicals for fertilization, and also just how a compost pile works and how to make a compost pile the correct way. 

Feeding the living world Composting
21:59

Feeding the living world composting 1
9 questions

Feeding the living world - composting 2
17:29

This quiz will help you recall what you have learned about feeding the soil

Feeding the living world Composting 2
10 questions

In this sesssion we look at the miraculous process of plant life. What each part of the plant does and the importance of plant life. 

The Miracle of plants 1
20:38

This quiz will help you recall what you have learned in the Miralcle of Plant lif presentation

The miracle of plants 1
10 questions

In this lesson you will learn more about the miracle of plants, particularly about the different root systems as well as seed germination and growth. 

Miracle of Plants 2
18:45

Miracle of Plants 2
10 questions

In this final lesson on the miracle of plants you will learn about what types of soil is prefered by which plants, about how to improve the soil using mulch, how to make compost tea and its usefulness in improving both the soil and the immediate effect on plants. 

Miracle of Plants 3
18:55

In this quiz you will review what you have learned about in Miracle plant 3

Miracle Plant 3
10 questions

Natural Medicine 1
12:47

In this quiz you will answer questions about the differences between Natural and Modern medicines

Natural Medicine 1
8 questions

Natural Medicine 2
12:29

You will be answering questions on the session Nat Med 2

Natural Medicine 2
10 questions

In this lesson you will learn the causes of diarrhea, the damaging effects on health, ways to avoid it and ways to treat it naturally.

Diarrrhea
19:43

Diarrhea
10 questions

In this section we will look at Bitters. These are herbs that are not commonly used, though some are, but are of great benefit to one's health. 

Bitters 1
18:57

Bitters 1
10 questions

In this lesson students will learn about specific bitters herbs and how they effect the body. I have added a rdownloadable resourse "seven pillars of health" which the student should find very helpful in understanding what keeps the body healthy. 

Bitters 2
10:14

Bitters 2
10 questions

Artimesia and Malaria
16:41

Artimesia and Malaria
10 questions

In this lesson you will learn about a specific group of herbal medicines that have been researched by a German company call ANAMED. You will learn what specific herbal medicines effect which parts of the body and how to treat a variety of diseases using these medicines.

Anamed Plants
16:49

Anamed Plants
10 questions

In this lesson we continue to look at ANAMED plants and their usefulness in a variety of skin treaments common in the developing world.

Anamed plants 2
21:09

Anamed plants 2

Anamed plants 2
10 questions

In this lesson you will learn about the classes of insects commonly found in gardens and their specific role whether good or bad. You also learn something about worms and their very important role in the soil.

Insects
23:24

In this quiz you will answer question on the INSECTS lecture

Insects
10 questions

In this lesson you will  learn about minerals found in the soil, what they do and why they are important. You will also learn where they come from and which are the most important minerals for healthy soil and plants.

Minerals
20:08

Minerals
10 questions

In this lesson you will learn about how to stay healthy yourself. There are seven pillars that are commonly accepted as important ways to stay healthy and in this session you learn all about them.

Seven Pillars of Health
15:42

Seven Pillars of Health
10 questions

In this session you will learn to understand your own body and the amazing way it works. You will learn about all the different "systems" in the human body that have to be running properly for you to stay healthy. 

The miracle Body part 1
06:35

The Miracle Body part 1
10 questions

In this session you will learn more about the systems of the human body. The nervous system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system and the endocrine system.

The miracle body part 2
09:06

The miracle body part 2
10 questions

In this session you will learn a little about nutrition and what is good to put into your body. You will also learn about the role of macro nutrients and micro nutrients as well as phytochemicals.

Foods that prevent disease part 1
14:21

Food that prevent disease 1
10 questions

In this session you will learn more about nutrition and in particular about the "super foods" that help prevent you from getting sick. 

Foods that prevent disease part 2
10:16

Food that prevent disease 2
10 questions

In this session you will learn about one particular 'superfood' called Moringa. What it contains, and where it grows best as well as  its powerful effect on the immune system.

Moringa
18:18

Moringa
9 questions

In this session you will learn about the foods that cause most of the common diseases of our modern society. You will learn about good and bad fats and the harmful effects of sugar and white food.

Food that promote disease 1
14:05

Foods that promote disease part 1
10 questions

Food that promote disease part 2
13:00

Foods that promote disease 2

Foods that promote disease part2
10 questions

In this session you will learn about the immune system, how exactly it works, and why it's important to eat the kinds of foods that build and not destroy this vital system.

The Immune System
21:36

The Immune System
10 questions

In this session you will learn about the importance of "green" leaves in your diet, more about phytochemicals and what they are and what they do and in what foods you are most likely to find them. 

Green Leaf Nutrtition
17:06


Green Leaf nutrition
10 questions

In this session you will learn about the importance of worms in the soil. Why they don't like tilled soil, what "worm tea" is and what worms do to help produce healthy soil. 

Worms
14:22

Worms
10 questions

In this session you will learn the specific role of different minerals in producing healthy plants. You will lean how to identify which minerals are deficient in the soil by looking at the diseased or unhealthy plants in your garden. 

Pests and disease management
21:15

Pests and disease management
10 questions

Vertical Gardening
12:15

Vertical Gardening
10 questions

In this session you will learn about the definition and benefits of companion planting. You will also learn which plants to use to keep away pests and which plants have a positive effect on other plants.

Companion Planting
22:26

Companion planting
10 questions

In this session you will learn the difference between annual, biennial and perennial pants and how to define each of these. 

Perennials
24:07

Perrennials
10 questions

In this session you will learn the simple steps needed to creation of an effective community group which you will be able to work with to create community gardens. Some do's and don'ts when selecting people for this group. 

Creating a community learning garden
17:58

Creating a community learning garden
10 questions

In this session you will learn what a living fence is, the best materials to use to make them and the benefits of living fences and how to maintain them.

Living fences
13:32

Living Fences
10 questions

In this session you will learn some very practical steps to take that will help you develop habits that will assist you to manage your time, your success and the people you are working with. 

Managing yourself
18:42

Managing yourself
10 questions

Managing a small group
14:05

Managing a small community group
10 questions

In this session you will learn some practical steps to good business management as well as some spiritual principles that will make a significant difference to your success.

O4O business strategies
21:47

O4O Business strategies
10 questions

In this session you will learn what diabetes is, what lifestyle changes you can make to reduce the risk, and what foods you can eat or avoid eating to prevent and cure it. 

Diabetes
19:45

Diabetes
10 questions

In this session you will learn about keyhole gardens, what is good about them, how to make them as well as making sack gardens.

Keyhole gardens
13:25

Keyhole gardens
10 questions
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Growing Health in rural communities in the developing world

Peter Montgomery - Educated in the UK, Peter emigrated to Canada in 1974. Further education included Business Administration at Seneca College, Communications at Ryerson University and Tyndale College in Toronto.  

He spent over  20 years in the Pharmaceutical industry being taught that the answer to all our ailments was the right pill. However, after discovering that everything we need to stay healthy can be provided by the food we eat, he started on a journey of discovery into growing organic food, nutrition and natural medicine. 

He now teaches this to poor communities in the developing world and also at a training centre in Kitale, Kenya. 

Dale Bolton was raised on a farm in southern Ontario, but then went into Chrisitan ministry. He worked with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) for many years until he became a pastor with the Vineyard Church where he served for 20 years. After visiting Malawi in 2005, he and his wife Linda were deeply moved by the number of orphans that were there and who were suffering ill health due to poor diet. 

10 years ago they started the organization Organics for Orphans to help address this problem. It has now evolved into an agricultural school in Kitale, Kenya that teaches the principles of Bio-intensove farming to hundreds of students every year. This experience help Dale bring a great deal of expertise to the sessions that he teaches in this course. 

Linda Bolton who is married to Dale trained as a nurse and due to her exceptional skills soon became a director of nursing in Ontario. In 2007 she discovered the effectiveness of Magnesium to the human body and started a company selling a magnesium supplement call "Natural Calm." This company rapidly became a success under Linda's leadership and she was voted one of the top female entrepreneurs in Canada in 2015. 

Her experience in nursing and natural health gives her a vast array of knowledge which she brings to the teaching sessions in this course.