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Organic Farm Course

<img class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-5900″ alt=”entrance to organic farm” src=”http://www.ecuadorecovolunteer.org/wp-content/uploads/volunteers/amazon//entrance-to-organic-farm-225×300.jpg” width=”225″ height=”300″ />This Organic Farm Course is designed to give you a deep understanding of the fundamentals for farming your own organic produce.

You do not need to own a farm to be able to use the skills you learn in this course, many people who take the course utilize their backyard back home to implement the knowledge they learn to create high yield organic produce in small spaces.

On Hacienda Rivadeneira you will get working knowledge of how to farm the following organic produce:
VEGETABLES: romaine lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, spinach, acelga
ROOT VEGETABLES: potato, ginger, garlic, onion, sweet potato, challots, beetroot, yams, yucca
VINES: pumpkins, squash, zucchini, watermelon, eggplant
HERBS: parsley, oregano, rosemary, mint, basil, cilantro, camomile, lemongrass, cedron
TREES: avacado, tree tomatoes, bavaco, pears, apples, sweet lemon, lemon &amp; lime, chirimoya mandarin, orange, grapefruit, cherry, sugarcane, coffee,
<h3>Course Outline</h3>
<strong>ORIENTATION</strong>
– getting to know the land
– history &amp; types of farming
– equipment and farm tools 101

<strong>CONDITIONING THE LAND</strong>
– organic composting
– using farm animals for cleaning and tilling the land
– selecting and preparing seeds
– designing plant guilds to prevent monocultures
– best practices for planting to the lunar calendar

<strong>MAINTENANCE</strong>
– organic fertilizers and natural pesticides 101
– myths and facts about organic farming to the lunar calendar

<strong>HARVESTING</strong>
– harvesting 101
– preservation of seeds
– preparing for next season

<strong>GRAFTING PLANTS</strong>
– so the saplings yield fruit and vegetables twice as fast

<strong>FARM ANIMALS</strong>
– free range chickens &amp; turkeys
– free range pigs
– animal waste composting
– health &amp; sanitation

<strong>ORGANIC GOURMET</strong>
– gourmet sauces
– organic recipes
– fruit &amp; veggie shakes
– raw food recipes

At the end of the course you will have had experience with the following fruit and vegetable producing trees and plants that are grown on Hacienda Rivadeneira:

<strong>Organic Farming Course Prices</strong>

The organic farming course goes for one month and costs $650USD with lunch and dinner consisting of nutritious organic food grown on Hacienda Rivadeneira included.

To contact Victor use the contact form below or email [email protected]