Theory of Organic Cultivation

Theory of Organic Cultivation Curriculum.

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0. Introduction

  1. Dictionary definition.

  2. The Spectrum of Organic.

1. Time & timing

  1. All you need to know to grow.

  2. Crop cycles.

  3. Dictionary definitions.

  4. What you could be Eating if you had sown in time.

  5. Moon Calendar 2005 and text.

  6. Moon Calendar 2006 and text.

  7. Time & timing worksheet.

  8. Veg table.

  9. Year cycle.

2. Season Extension

  1. Season Extension.

  2. Do you know your Onions?

3. Concentrated Fertility

  1. Organic Matter Worksheet.

  2. Liquid Feeds.

  3. How to use Seaweed to grow food.

  4. The Phosphorus Cycle.

4. Bulky Organic matter

  1. Farming & gardening for health or disease - Albert Howard.

  2. Composting.

  3. Humus.

  4. Leaf collection & processing.

  5. Leaf Mould.

  6. Organic Matter Recycling Report.

  7. Shit & religions of the World.

  8. The meaning of Compost.

  9. Using Compost.

5. Resources

  1. Fantasy Organic Worksheet.

  2. Recycling for Organic food growing.

6. Soil

  1. Soil Types.

  2. Soil Abuse.

  3. Weeds.

  4. Weeds as indicators.

7. Sites

  1. Site Assessment.

  2. Raised beds.

8. Plant's Stages of Growth

  1. Eight stages of plant development.

  2. Eight stage cultivation sequence.

9. Range of Food Crops

  1. Crop Classification.

  2. Crop Families.

10. Propagation

  1. Propagation.

  2. Sowing & Transplanting.

  3. Growing Media.

11. Growing Systems

  1. Biodiversity Benefits.

  2. Companion Planting Chart.

  3. Green Manures.

  4. Optimal Planting Pattern - Text & Diagram.

  5. Watering.

12.Plant Health (Pests & Diseases)

  1. Drought & Flood.

  2. Pests & Diseases.

  3. Pests, Diseases & Problems.

  4. Pesticides & Poisons.

  5. Molluscs - Slugs & Snails.

  6. Weeds as indicators.

13. Perenials - Fruit & Herbs

  1. Planting Fruit & Perennials.

  2. Watering Fruit.

  3. Pruning Notes.

  4. The Planting Hole.

  5. The Rootzone.

  6. Permaculture & Organic Gardening in Sheffield.

14. Seeds & Seed Saving

  1. Seed.

  2. Seedbank 2003.

  3. Seedy Saturday - Press release.

15. Cropping, Harvesting & Storage

  1. Cropping Worksheet.

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