If you are concerned about how and where your food comes from or simply want to get the best nutrition possible, growing your own abundance of fruits and vegetables is the way to go. In this comprehensive new course you will learn essential applied permaculture and organic gardening techniques to: - analyze and optimize the growing conditions in your garden, no matter the size, including container gardens - creatively collect, use and preserve water for optimal garden health - use holistic solutions for plant health problems (pests and diseases) - select, plant, maintain and harvest a large variety of food plants for year-round enjoyment - also included: how to propagate plants; save your own seeds; and store your harvest. This online course engages students with practical and hands-on projects and is guided by experienced professional organic gardeners. No prior education or gardening experience is required. This course is an elective in the Gardening Expert Certificate program and also partially satisfies the requirements for the Diploma in Organic Land Care from Gaia College.