Learn how to make mulch a key part of your permaculture design to improve soil and maximize yield
Explore the options when it comes to choosing mulch material for your site. Learn how to store, apply, and maintain mulch for maximum effectiveness on your garden beds. Discover the different types of living mulches, and the different materials suitable as mulch for a wide range of fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
In this course you’ll gain a thorough understanding of exactly what mulch does and how it benefits your soil and plants. You will also be guided through the process of choosing the right mulch for your garden beds.
Here are just some of the skills you will gain in this self-paced online course:
Mulch provides a multitude of positive influences on your site. We’ll go through them and explain what’s happening under that layer of organic material to enable your plants to grow stronger and, in time, for you to harvest more yield from your property. Some of the benefits of organic mulch that we will explore include:
As you can see, that’s a lot of positive effects that mulch can have, and as you work through the course you will discover how all of them can be attained, and how different mulch materials give different types of positive impact on your soil and garden beds.
We’ll also look at how mulch can be the perfect medicine when it comes to rehabilitating damaged and degraded land, and how it differs from –but can be used in combination with – organic compost.
Having completed this course, you’ll be able to analyze the factors that will influence the choice of mulch material, such as local climate conditions, the individual make-up of the soil on your property, and the types of plants you wish to grow in your garden beds. You’ll also appreciate the unique characteristics that a variety of different organic mulches have.
We will take you through a whole range of different options for mulch material, explaining what each one delivers to the soil and the plants growing in it.
From fallen leaves, seaweed, peat and grass clippings through cardboard, newspaper, straw pine needles, and even coconut husks, you’ll get the lowdown on many different possibilities, and how to source them so that you don’t inadvertently import any unwanted chemicals onto your property. Want to know why cocoa husks aren’t suitable for your garden if your have a dog, or why wood chip mulches need to be relatively thin in order to protect your plants? This course gives you the answers.
You’ll also have the relevant knowledge to be able to recognize when circumstances might be right to make judicious use of inorganic mulches. The course also includes information that will enable you to spot common mulch problems – from the development of fungi to an offensive aroma – then deal with them!
Not only that, you will also discover a simple technique for combining several different organic mulch materials into an effective and energy-efficient layered mulch that supports plant growth without the need for the gardener to dig the garden bed.
Furthermore, the course contains comprehensive instructions on applying mulch so that it works at its most effective, depending on the season, the stage of the cultivation cycle, and climate factors. As well as hints and tips on preparing your garden beds for the application of mulch, you’ll learn how to add mulch around trees to avoid damaging them and inhibiting their growth, as well discover theoptimal depths of organic mulch to use for both seedlings and mature plants.
Not all mulches are comprised of small individual elements that are layered over the soil – some mulches are alive! This course also contains comprehensive information on living mulches – crops that are grown especially because they generate many of the benefits of more traditional mulch while they are growing in the soil. You’ll also learn how living mulches can do double duty when you cut them back to prepare you bed for planting.
There is an overview of common mulching techniques and materials for various types of crops, from vegetables and fruits to herbs, and the course also contains valuable information on mulching techniques for container gardening, so even those with relatively little space can still take advantage of the magic of mulch.
Build your self-sufficiency skills with a self-paced online learning experience:
We’ve focused on not just what you learn on this course, but how you learn it. We recognize that people like to learn in different ways, or appreciate being able to study information in a number of ways to help make information more tangible. That’s why this package incorporates a number of methods that you can use to work your way through the course. When you invest in this course, you’ll receive for one full year:
You can progress through the course at your own pace, and use any or all of the materials to enhance your learning as you go. You might find the eBook the most appropriate tool when you are sitting in the sunshine in the garden, while the audio can be useful for when you are on the go, or the summaries a good reminder to consolidate the previous evening’s work when you are having your morning cup of tea – learning has never been so versatile!
And once you’ve completed the course successfully, you’ll receive a certificate to commemorate your achievement.
As you make progress through the sections you’ll see how the practical use of mulch ties in to the principles of permaculture – and discover how easy it is to start mulching on your own property.
The knowledge about what mulch can do in terms of protecting and improving your soil, preserving water, helping plants grow more robustly, and saving the permaculture gardener energy is something we feel everyone will benefit from having.
Bonus #1: Essential Guide To Mulch eBook
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Bonus #2: Ultimate Permaculture Manual eBook
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