Want to know how you can improve your soil and learn to build garden beds?
Discover how soil is made, what it is made from, and how you can improve the soil on your property to make for healthier plants and higher yields. See how compost and mulch can make a big difference to your soil, and how to utilize your soil in a variety of types of garden beds.
Soil is often overlooked, but the ground beneath our feet is incredibly important not only to the success of our permaculture designs, but also to the health of the planet. Without healthy soil, we simply cannot survive, so it makes sense that we get to know soil and understand how we can preserve, rehabilitate and improve it wherever we may be. This course provides you with everything you need to know about this amazing material, and looks at the practical ways it can be used in your permaculture design to grow crops.
Here are just some of the skills you will gain in this self-paced online course:
Soil is a lot more complex than many people think. In this course we take an in-depth look at its constituent parts and its characteristics.
You’ll learn about how soil is formed, how it develops over time, the particles that determine its structure, and the various chemical elements that are present in it.
As you work through the course, you will see how all these aspects of soil combine and interact to modify growing conditions and the overall health of the soil.
So, for instance, you’ll understand how soil structure promotes or impedes the transmission of gases from and to the atmosphere, as well as how the pH level of the soil influences plant growth.
You’ll also discover how different proportions of three different types of particle – clay, sand and silt – make up certain types of soil, and the knock-on effects a majority of each particle will have on the behavior of your garden soil and the plants that grow in it. You’ll also discover an easy test that you can carry out determine the properties of the soil in your individual location.
Furthermore, the course looks at the web of animal life that is present in soil. From the smallest bacteria, to the burrowing creatures like worms and millipedes that call it home, you’ll gain an insight into the complex ecosystem that exists in every cubic foot of healthy soil.
Regardless of the natural make-up of your soil, this course will also give you the practical strategies you need to be able to modify it so that your plants have the best growing medium in which to prosper. You’ll discover ways to improve the soil’s structure, how to enhance moisture flow, how to prevent erosion, and how to promote microorganism activity. Some of the methods of soil amelioration that we’ll look out include:
You’ll also gain insight into some of the more pressing problems that face the health of the planet’s soils – from deforestation and industrial agriculture to the use of inorganic pesticides – and discover some of the alternatives that can be used to stop the degradation of this important resource.
But that’s not all. This course also gives you a through understanding of the various types of garden beds that you can use on your property, and in which the soil will be able to work its magic.
We’ll go through many different options, for all sizes of property, and look at their individual characteristics. You’ll learn how to analyze your site to determine the most suitable forms of bed, and will then be given the instructions, hints and tips you need to create each type, and to maintain it so that it remains a productive space giving you lots of yield. You’ll learn why circular beds make for more productive spaces than square ones, and discover how to put togethersome of the most recognizable garden bed designs in permaculture – the herb spiral and the keyhole bed.
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 utilize all these resources, or find the combination that works best for you. Whether it’s reading the eBook in bed or listening to the audio in your car, with this course you will be able to learn anywhere! And once you’ve completed the course successfully, you’ll receive a certificate to commemorate your achievement.
Soil is important, on both the garden scale and the global scale. The information in this course will give you a new appreciation of it, and the practical tools to use it effectively on your property.
"Essentially, all life depends upon the soil.... There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together.dz–Charles E. Kellogg
Bonus #1: Soil And Garden Beds eBook
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Bonus #2: Ultimate Permaculture Manual eBook
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