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Grow Your Own Food: from seed to salad

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Reap a healthy harvest at home – no green thumb required! In this mini course, learn how to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables, whether you have a spacious garden or a sunny windowsill. Discover what you need to get started, which plants will suit your growing location, and the best way to ensure they thrive.

What you'll take away from this course

Insights into the benefits of home-grown food
Knowledge of ideal plants for your location
Planting techniques and tips
How to identify and troubleshoot plant issues
Nutritious and delicious recipes

This mini course covers four core topics, starting with the benefits of growing your food and some basic plant knowledge. Learn about different growing options – from container gardening to outdoor raised beds. Explore popular kitchen herbs, vegetables, fruits, and Australian natives. Discover delicious new recipes, like finger lime and mint mojito, pumpkin risotto, and nourishing cauliflower soup. Finally, troubleshoot common issues and understand how to care for various plants, from seed to harvest.

Topics covered

Garden and Growing 101 Learn about the benefits of home-grown food and basic plant science.
Setting up Your Garden Discover how to plan and prepare your growing space for success.
Easy-to-grow Kitchen Plants Expand your knowledge of herbs, vegetables, fruits, and Australian natives and discover delicious recipes.
Troubleshooting Understand common plant problems and how to solve them.

In this course, you’ll learn practical skills that you can quickly and easily apply in your life.

Dive into our rich online resources, including videos, immersive modules, recipes, and interactive learning activities, and learn how to grow your own food, no matter how much space or experience you have.

Using our intuitive, industry-leading learning platform, you can study entirely online, in your own time and at your pace.

This course is designed and supported by experts and academics at the forefront of the industry and backed by Endeavour College of Natural Health’s higher education credentials.

Your instructors

Catie is a Senior Digital Designer at Endeavour, with a passion for plants and the environment. She loves natural sciences and is an enthusiastic gardener. Her approach to gardening aims to be in balance with nature, encouraging natural processes and biol…

Sophie Scott is passionate about nutrition, fitness and behaviour change coaching. As a Registered Nutritionist and Environmental Scientist, she takes a holistic approach to nutrition, focusing on people’s relationship with food and driving a shift to a h…

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Awardees are able to identify the benefits of growing your own herbs and vegetables, outline ideal plants and planting techniques for individual locations, describe common garden terminology and its impact on plant choices and growth plus be able to identify common plant problems and evaluate the best way to solve them.

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If you love Grow Your Own Food, why not enrol in another short course in nutrition, wellness, business or natural health? Or you may want to explore a nutrition degree with the Endeavour College of Natural Health.

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