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Online Courses > Kitchen Gardening for Beginners


Growing your own food is relishing nature’s bounties within your home environment.

City people are fond of gardening….not because they have ample space for gardening but it otherway round. If you are lucky enough to live in an apartment/bungalow with a yard or patio, you may be able to grow a garden in part of the space. Interestingly, garden growing in the city is not as hard as it sounds. Ironically it doesn’t require a lot of space. You can easily have a container garden on your balcony or window sill. You might be surprised what you can grow in a container from vegetables, herbs, salad dressings to fruits. Your gardening efforts will most likely yield more fresh produce than you can handle. More importantly gardening has therapeutic effect on grownups and excellent hobby for children. You will be surprised to see how one small garden turn into a delight corner for entire family.

If you’re thinking about starting a small vegetable garden but feel like a total newbie, iNaturewatch Foundation is starting a new online course on Kitchen Gardening to get you going. We will provide your virtual mentorship in establishing a kitchen garden at your place. The coursework will ensure that by end of the course we leave you with a functional and sustainable garden created just by you.

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Course Topics:  

1. Essentials of Gardening
2. Building Garden Foundation
3. Selection of Plants
4. Plantation Techniques
5. Garden Care
6. Garden Education

Course Duration  :  3 months

Course Fee  :   6500/-

Course Structure:

  • Course Management Software: The course will be offered on Moodle platform.
  • Reading Materials: Six chapters with videos
  • Course work: Online assignments (6 no.), Google Hangouts with Faculty (6 no.), Self Guided Field Visits (3 no.), Project work (1 no.), Hands on activities (3 no.), Final exam (1) 
  • Course Load: One hour every day or 1 day a week
  • Certification: Assignments are graded. E-certificate will be provided at end of the course. Audit and Credit facility is available.
  • Essential ITC Skills & Equipment: Desktop/Laptop with webcam and headphones, Camera for field photography (compact/Mobile phone). Google Chrome browser required, knowledge of Microsoft
  • Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Course Outomes:

  • Learn the science of gardening
  • Understand the food production cycle i.e. Cradle to Grave
  • Establish a functional garden
  • Engage family and friends in gardening activity
  • Implement no food wastage policy in the family
  • Increase green cover, control local temperatures and ease air and sound pollution

Course Faculty:

  • Course Coordinators: Mr. Isaac Kehimkar and Dr. V. Shubhalaxmi
  • Course Team: Ms. Wilma D’Cunha, Ms. Krutika Dalvi
  • Guest Faculty: Mr. Julius Rego, Community Farming Expert, Mr. Sandip Chavan, Terrace Farming Expert, Ms. Renee Vyas, Urban Farmer

1. Fill up the registration form
2. Payment can be done by the following modes: Bank transfer, Cheque or DD, Cash, Payumoney

Note: If payment done through bank transfer, DD or payumoney - mail the acknowledge receipt. Cheque can be delivered to the following address: Shop-4, Shri Ambika Heritage, Plot-1, Sector-1, Opp. Kharghar Rly Stn, Kharghar, Navi-Mumbai-410210

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» Our beginners online courses on kitchen gardening kick started on 1st June and we had the first introductory chat on 4th June, Sunday evening. Dr. Shubhalaxmi welcomed the course participants of Kitchen gardening for Beginners.


» second chat for the batch was on the topic of soil making with Mr. Julius Rego. You can check out a clip from the chat here


» This month participants learnt more about terrace gardening by chatting with, Mr. Naganand Raikanti from Hyderabad.