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Organic Gardening Online Course

Did You Know: Organic fruits and veggies have been shown to have a higher amount of vitamins and minerals compared to other produce.

In addition to nutrition, organic gardening has less erosion of topsoil and eliminates the potential of chemical runoff into your water supply.

This organic gardening class will give you the essentials for a thriving garden while eliminating costly mistakes and saving you time going it alone. 

Organic Gardening Class

The Organic Gardening course was created in partnership with Oregon State University Extension and the Oregon State University Department of Horticulture.

This course builds on the basics of gardening and provides you with a better understanding of organic gardening techniques & methods and how to apply them to your own garden. In a short amount of time, you'll be to grow a productive edible garden (veggies, berries, tree fruits) and lawns and ornamental beds all using 100% organic methods.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you will:

  • Have a solid background in organic gardening techniques and terminology.
  • Understand why organic gardening is so important for the environment.
  • Choose the best organic fertilizers and amendments for the garden.
  • Identify and manage pest problems (like insects, slugs, disease, weeds, or animals) that occur in the organic garden
  • Develop a plan to implement organic growing techniques tailored to your own unique garden.

Course Format

Because this course is online and entirely self-paced, you can move through the content at your own pace and you can focus on the topics that are the most useful to you. 

There is even the opportunity to develop a personalized plan with the included Garden Journal activity workbook.

On demand. Access any time.
15-30 hours
price (2)


Brooke Edmunds

Brooke Edmunds is an associate professor (practice) in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. She is a community horticulturist based in Marion and Polk Counties. Her specialties are plant diseases, pest management, and problem diagnostics.

Erica Chernoh

Erica Chernoh is an assistant professor (practice) in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. She is a community horticulturist based in Lane County. Her specialties are tree fruits, berries, small fruits, hazelnuts, and organic agriculture.

Elza Records

Elza Records is an educational program assistant at Oregon State University. She is based in Linn and Benton Counties. Her specialties are adult education and volunteer development.

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