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.
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.
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.
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.
Y=In this quiz you will be answering questions about things beneath the surface session two.
This quiz will apply to Seeing the living world beneath the surface section and particularly on Bacterial overview
This quiz is related to Things beneath the surface 1
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.
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.
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.
This quiz will help you recall what you have learned about feeding the soil
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.
This quiz will help you recall what you have learned in the Miralcle of Plant lif presentation
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.
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.
In this quiz you will review what you have learned about in Miracle plant 3
In this quiz you will answer questions about the differences between Natural and Modern medicines
You will be answering questions on the session Nat Med 2
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
In this quiz you will answer question on the INSECTS lecture
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this session you will learn more about nutrition and in particular about the "super foods" that help prevent you from getting sick.
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.
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.
Foods that promote disease 2
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this session you will learn the difference between annual, biennial and perennial pants and how to define each of these.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this session you will learn about keyhole gardens, what is good about them, how to make them as well as making sack gardens.
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.