Online Course Library

Welcome to the complete organic fruit growing resource centre

You'll find more than 60 short courses and e-books to support your rapid journey to becoming a confident fruit grower. You can also access our free resources by clicking on "Free Stuff" in the Course categories box.

Altogether, the courses make up the complete Grow Great Fruit system. If you want to become a pro fruit grower as quickly as possible, the Grow Great Fruit Home-Study Program may suit you better.

The short courses cover all fruit growing topics—the focus is on results, and helping you turn enthusiasm and effort into reliable and delicious crops of fruit, every year.

The courses have between 6 and 20 units. No matter how you prefer to learn—reading, doing, listening—you'll find articles, audios, worksheets, videos and interactive hands-on activities to suit you. When you select and buy a course, you'll get instant access to all the units in that course.

Any queries, please get in touch here.

Happy growing. Hugh and Katie :)

 

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The Bee Bundle includes everything you need to understand how to create a beautiful, biodiverse garden that will naturally attract bees and other pollinators.

Attracting bees to your garden will help to pollinate your fruit trees and grow better crops. But growing a mixture of flowering plants also helps you and your garden in other ways. The resources in the Bee Bundle will help you to:

  • attract beneficial predator insects that help to keep pests under control;
  • improve diversity in your diet by growing edible flowering plants under your fruit trees;
  • understand the amazing connections between fruit trees and the plants, soil, and microbes that grow beneath them;
  • choose flowering plants that are best suited to your climate;
  • add to your fruit tree collection to ensure every tree has the right polliniser "buddy".
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Do you want to make your garden as bee-friendly as possible?

This planting guide for European honeybees and Australian native pollinators by Mark Leech is invaluable. It's a well-researched guide to the appropriate species to plant your climate is cool, temperate, humid, or arid.

This guide is chock-full of advice for creating bee-friendly gardens, urban areas, streetscapes, and rural settings. It includes a wide range of herbs, shrubs, and trees, both edible and non-edible.

The perfect companion to our ever-popular Guide to Edible Flowering Plants.

 

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Powerhouse workers in your garden

Worms are amazing at creating rich nutrition for your fruit trees. Earthworms (in the soil) and compost worms (in your compost farm) play different - but equally important - roles in helping you grow nutrient-rich fruit. This course will show you how to harness the power of worms to rapidly turn your waste into nutrient-rich soil.

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$19.00 incl. GST

Develop your "green thumb" and use plants to heal the soil

Master the organic fertility technique of planting green manure crops to improve soil nutrition, crowd out weeds, and heal the soil of diseases.

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$14.00 incl. GST

Make your own "black gold" and capture the nutrition from garden waste

Learn how to make your own high quality, reliable compost—every time! Turn garden waste, food scraps, animal waste and even newspaper and cardboard into nutritious compost full of organic matter, nutrients and healthy soil microbes. Close the "nutrition loop" in your backyard and save on fertilisers at the same time!

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Animal helpers for fruit trees

If you love animals and love growing your own fruit, this course is for you. Discover how your pets or farm animals can enjoy life more while helping you with the fruit trees.

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$9.00 incl. GST

Orange tree with fruit in a pot

This comprehensive e-book covers everything you need to know to grow fruit trees in containers successfully. It will gently guide you along the pathway to success starting with choosing the right tree, through to filling your pots with the right stuff.

You'll learn how to keep your tree healthy and protect it from a range of pests and disease, as well as a step-by-step guide to potting (and re-potting) your tree.

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$24.95 incl. GST

Growing a mixture of flowers under your fruit trees, in your vegetable patch or in fact anywhere in your garden can help you have healthy soil, healthy trees, happy bees—and even a healthy gut, particularly if you include edible flowers in the mix.

This guide includes more than 100 edible flowering plants that grow well with fruit trees; most (but not all) are suitable as understorey plants. It forms the perfect companion to The Under Story Masterclass presented by Dr Christine Jones.

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$15.00 incl. GST

Capture the nutrition from garden waste

Close the nutrition loop in your backyard and save on fertilisers by safely recycling garden waste.

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$14.00 incl. GST

Start here for soil basics

Growing amazing organic food starts and ends with the soil. Understand what soil is and whether yours is healthy, and learn simple, practical skills to support the fruit trees and other plants in your garden.

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Harness the positive power of weeds in your soil

Save time and money and improve the health of your soil by embracing the positive power of weeds, instead of constantly fighting a losing battle against them.

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$19.00 incl. GST

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Learn how to take the "bad luck" out of your fruit growing by harnessing the incredible power of "when"!

What you’re going to discover in this course will take a huge burden off your mind. You'll finish the training:

  • with a clear and structured calendar that will set you up for consistent success
  • with all the jobs in your diary that are going to get your fruit trees pumping
  • realising you don’t need to store all the overwhelming "how to" information in your brain
  • relieved at how much more relaxing your fruit trees can become, and how much more fruit you’ll get, when you have a plan in place.
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Feed your trees an organic diet

Apply knowledge about basic soil health to plan how to feed your fruit trees through the year, without breaking your budget or spending unnecessary money.

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$19.00 incl. GST

Become an earth lover by unlocking the secret world of microbes beneath your feet

Understand the amazing world of soil microbes that are key to the Natural Fertility System, and how to make your soil a welcoming home to healthy microbes (and not the nasties).

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$19.00 incl. GST

Imagine fields of flowers under your fruit trees ... what a beautiful addition to your garden. But did you know that flowering plants can also help you have a healthy gut, healthy soil, healthy trees and happy bees?

In this 2 hour Masterclass, guest expert Dr Christine Jones explains the truly amazing connections between fruit trees and the plants, soil and microbes beneath them— and your gut health.

Despite minor technical issues (for example the sound is a bit ropey for the first few minutes), Christine delivered a wonderful presentation that warrants repeated viewing. Highly recommended!

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$19.00 incl. GST

Supercharge your soil

Become a skilled soil builder with this little-known but valuable technique for rapidly building soil fertility.

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$19.00 incl. GST

Imagine ... it's possible to heal our agricultural soils.

What would that look like? What ecological processes would we need to activate? What practices would be required? Where would we start and how would we know we were making progress?

In this 90 minute online Masterclass (plus some incredible extra resources), guest presenter Dr Christine Jones explains exactly what soil needs in order to thrive, have high water-holding capacity and support highly nutritious crops and pastures.

Dr Jones is an acknowledged world leader on this topic. This Masterclass is a rare opportunity to spend a couple of hours hearing directly from Christine about soil fundamentals, and then delve deep into the detailed written answers Christine supplied after the live event.

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$29.00 incl. GST

Rethinking weeds as edible and medicinal herbs

Enjoy the many benefits of nature's bounty provided in your backyard. Tap into the wisdom of the past to learn how the plants you think of as weeds can actually be used as an abundant free source of nutritious food and home remedies. And they're good for your soil!

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