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Scholarships

Moringa For Life Growers and Educators Certification Course

 

Scholarships

We are happy to be able to offer these scholarships.  Our first year of courses, we awarded 10 scholarships.  This provides the opportunity for participation that might not otherwise be possible. The scholarship covers the course only.

 

Non-Profit:

One full scholarship is awarded to non-profits for each course session.  The organizations who apply are those who have their own vision for Moringa and plan to stay with the program through certification.  The course completion is only one part of that certification process (See below for the full requirements for each certificate).  The attendee shall be a principle from the organization or farmer who will be certified.  Priority will be given to those organizations with a current Moringa project or plans for one.

Students:

Two 50% Scholarships will be awarded to students who qualify.  They must be currently in a study, research or farm project.  The areas of study would be in the areas of: Soil Biology, Environmental work, Agriculture, Urban Farming, Farm Education, Nutrition, or other related subject areas. The additional charge of $70.00 for lunch and course workbook shall be paid when the student accepts the scholarship.

 


 

Scholarship Application 

Answer the following questions and email us at: info@moringaforlife.com

Name:

Address:

Phone #:

Email:

1.  If applying for Non-Profit Scholarship, what is your current title/position in your non-profit?

2.  If applying for a Student Scholarship, what is your current institution and field of study?

3.  Are you currently working with a Moringa project?  If so, tell us about it. Explain what kind of assistance you need.

4.  Please tell us in your own words how you found out about Moringa and your plans   to utilize the course information for you Moringa path.

5.  Please check____ if you could not attend without the financial assistance the scholarship provides.

6.  Indicate which Certificate you are interested in.  You can list multiple if it applies.

7.  Which course session are you able to attend?

Thank you for your interest in our Moringa Certification Program

 


 

Certification Requirements

Moringa Grower’s Certification Program

Requirements:

  1. Complete the Moringa Grower’s Certification Program, 5 -Day Intensive
  2. Conduct a Moringa Growing Project implementing permaculture and soil science principles.
  3. Produce Moringa samples that are then tested in  a US Microbiology laboratory.

Once the Lab test shows that The Moringa is pathogen and mold free and exhibits the characteristic color, smell and taste, The Moringa Quality Assurance Certificate is awarded.

Moringa Educators Program:

Requirements:

1.Complete  the Moringa Grower’s Certification 5 – Day Intensive.

2.Conduct two Moringa Presentations using the Moringa Power Point from the Moringa Course adding your own slides from Moringa projects

Once completed and verified, the Moringa Educators Certificate is awarded.

Moringa Corps

Requirements:

1.Complete both of the Moringa Growers Certification Courses, San Diego location and tropical location

2.Be willing to travel to remote areas to help set  up Moringa Farms, work on Moringa certified grower’s Moringa projects

3.Be willing to travel to inner-city areas to set up Urban Gardens, assist in the Moringa Growers Intensives.

Once you have completed any combination of two projects, the Moringa Corps Certificate is awarded.

 

Moringa Certified Trainers Program

Requirements:

1.Complete The Moringa Growers Certification 5 – Day Intensive, San Diego location and the tropical belt.

  1. Apprentice conducting both trainings.
  2. Demonstrate growing Moringa using the principles of the course.  This does not have to be your own farm.  It could be from apprenticing on the Moringa For Life Farm or other Moringa project.
  3. Produce a final Moringa Leaf Powder for testing

Have training and/or experience in one of the following: Permaculture, Soil Science, Intentional Communities, Work in Rural/Farm, Restorative agriculture, or the like.

Once these requirements are met, the Moringa Certified Trainers Certificate is awarded.

Tours and Events

How to Plant Moringa Class and Farm Tour  2017

Learn how to be successful planting Moringa for your home use.  We share our 18 years of experience with you so you can benefit from having your own fresh Moringa.

Location:  Moringa Demonstration Farm,  Fallbrook, CA

Each participant will take home the Moringa tree they plant.

Moringa Refreshments.

For more information go to Moringa classes under the Moringa Education tab

Cost: $30.00

Price: $30.00

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Classes

Join our email list to be notified of the upcoming 2017 schedule!

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How to Plant Moringa Classes and Farm Tours 2017

The Moringa Demonstration Farm has moved to its new home at Blanca Price’s land and vineyard.  We have been working hard with many volunteers to accomplish this. Our classes and courses will take place there from now on.  We are so lucky to have this new home.  Blanca came through the Moringa Certification Course twice, realizing her vision was to house and host Moringa Education.  It is a perfect match.
You will have a tour of the new Moringa home, learn about how to plant and grow Moringa and plant your own seedling to take home.  Moringa refreshments and snacks will be served.  Wear garden attire, closed shoes, a hat and anything else you need for being in the sun.
Join us at our new home for classes and courses with Blanca.
Class schedule
Sunday –   July 23rd  Or  July 30th OR August 13th, OR August 27th
From 10am – 1pm
The address will be emailed upon registration
Call for any questions (951) 837-3432 – Blanca
$30.00 per person
Children under 12 are free. ALL children must be accompanied by parents at ALL times.
Hope to see you there!!
Price: $30.00

Certification Course

Moringa Family!

Moringa Family!

 2017 Season

We will have 2 sessions, each 5 days long.  The course material is the same but the content does vary depending on who is in the course and what their Moringa project is. There is a questionnaire to be completed in advance so we can customized the course for the participants. The course must be completed for the certification process but not everyone needs to be certified.  People also do our course to become fully educated about Moringa and will never grow it or teach classes. Graduates may attend again for a reduced price, see below.

Location:        Moringa For Life Demonstration Farm

                            Fallbrook  CA

Cost:                $550.00 due upon registration

Moringa snacks, beverages and lunch are included

Moringa Certification Course Session 1

Price: $550.00 1

September 13th – September 17th

Moringa Certification Course Session 2

Price: $550.00 1

October 4rd – October 8th

Price: $550.00

Limited number of campsites available on a first come first serve basis. Cost is $100.00 payable upon check-in.

Graduates of our course may attend again for $275.00. This will also count for 50 volunteer hours toward certification.

Over the last 19 years I have worked out the problem issues of growing Moringa in Southern California, producing premium grade Moringa. I have created a program to certify those who wish to learn my methods.  This Program is also for those who want to be Moringa Educators.  While learning what is involved with growing Moringa, the curriculum also covers everything you need to know to represent Moringa to the world of those seeking health and nutritional benefits from this powerful plant.  This Moringa Protocol is necessary around the world to ensure that all producers of Moringa understand the specific requirements at all stages of farm production that need to be implemented for the outcome of high grade, pathogen and mold free Moringa.

Of utmost importance, is the work to create the soil quality.  As I have said hundreds of times, “If it’s not in the soil, it’s not in the plant”.  This is one of the most important points in growing any food plant.  Each plant has the uptake from the soil that it is capable of.  However, if the specific nutrients are not found in the soil, there is no uptake and subsequently, that nutrient is not in the end food product.

Soil alone does not create a whole Eco system.  Understanding and creating the bigger picture is also essential.  Permaculture – Permanent agriculture, is also a part of the essential whole.  I am a supporter of Restorative farming.  I do not see how we can possibly sustain what we have created on this planet thus far.  I do not want to see this level of pollution to our water, air, and soil sustained.  We must look for how we can Repair and Restore our rivers, prairies, wetlands, forests, and planet Earth to the pristine condition that is the birthright of every living thing here.

Moringa is one plant that offers healing in so many areas of life.  It has the potential to repair and restore much of what has been damaged in our soil, water and living beings of all types.  I want to draw those together who are interested in this mission and create through our common creative work to make of this world a garden as it once was.

The work will also cover beekeeping, composting, vermiculture,soil biology, foods, the works of Dr. Weston Price and Dr Elaine Ingham.We guide your Moringa vision quest in our Moringa Healing Circle and co-creating with nature.

Certification Requirements

Moringa For Life  Growers and Educators Certification Requirements:

  1. Complete the Moringa Growers and Educators Certification Program, 5 -Day Intensive
  2. Conduct a Moringa Growing Project implementing permaculture and soil science principles.
  3. Produce Moringa samples that are then tested in  a US Microbiology laboratory.

Once the Lab test shows that The Moringa is pathogen and mold free and exhibits the characteristic color, smell and taste, The Moringa Quality Assurance Certificate is awarded.

Moringa Educators Certification Requirements:

1.Complete  the Moringa Growers and Educators Certification 5 – Day Intensive.

2.Conduct two Moringa Presentations using the Moringa Power Point from the Moringa Course adding your own slides from Moringa projects

3. Complete 100 volunteer hours.

 

Moringa For Life Corps Certification Requirements:

1.Complete both of the Moringa Growers and Educators Certification Courses, San Diego location and tropical location

2.Be willing to travel to remote areas to help set  up Moringa Farms, work on Moringa certified grower’s Moringa projects

3.Be willing to travel to inner-city areas to set up Urban Gardens, assist in the Moringa Growers Intensives.

4. complete 100 volunteer hours.

Once you have completed any combination of two projects, the Moringa Corps Certificate is awarded.

Moringa For Life  Certified Trainers Program Requirements:

1.Complete The Moringa Growers and Educators Certification 5 – Day Intensive, San Diego location and the tropical belt.

  1. Apprentice conducting both trainings.
  2. Demonstrate growing Moringa using the principles of the course.  This does not have to be your own farm.  It could be from apprenticing on the Moringa For Life Farm or other Moringa project.
  3. Produce a final Moringa Leaf Powder for testing

Have training and/or experience in one of the following: Permaculture, Soil Science, Intentional Communities, Work in Rural/Farm, Restorative agriculture, or the like.

Once these requirements are met, the Moringa For Life Certified Trainers Certificate is awarded.

Volunteer Hours: The 100 hours can be completed in a variety of ways, at the Moringa For Life Demonstration Farm, Moringa Shop, repeating the 5-Day Intensive or other online project approved by staff member.

Who should attend?

Anyone working with Moringa who wants to produce the best quality premium Moringa.

Anyone working in agriculture who wants to start growing Moringa

Anyone who promotes Moringa and needs to know as much as you can to answer the thousands of questions people have.

Anyone wishing to assist others in their Moringa projects.

Scholarships

for more information follow this link:

http://moringaforlife.com/moringa-education/certification-course/scholarships/

Non-Profit:

One full scholarship is awarded to a non-profit for each course.  The organizations who apply are those who have their own vision for Moringa and plan to stay with the program through certification.  The course completion is only one part of that certification process (See above for the full requirements for each certificate).  The attendee shall be a principle from the organization or farmer who will be certified.  Priority will be given to those organizations with a current Moringa project or plans for one.

Students:

One 50% Scholarship will be awarded to a student  who will also be available to help out at various times during the course.  They must be currently in a study, research or farm project.  The areas of study would be in the areas of: Soil Biology, Environmental work, Agriculture, Urban Farming, Farm Education, Nutrition, or other related subject areas.

 

What you can expect to learn

  • The Moringa Protocol
  • Soil Building and pest/pathogen management
  • Traditional Growing Practices
  • Harvesting Moringa
  • Drying Moringa
  • Field Management
  • Nutritional Impacts of Modern Processed Foods
  • Product Development – Value added Products for your market
  • FDA Labeling
  • Permaculture Principles
  • Vermiculture


Once registered, a list of suggested reading in preparation for this intensive, list of places to stay and pre-course questionnaire will be emailed. There are a limited number of campsites on the farm available on a first come, first serve basis.

We are so excited for this next venture!  This is such important work for the Moringa world.  Please pass the word along, and email us with any questions.

Follow the link to see photos from last seasons courses:

http://moringaforlife.com/photo-gallery/

*Please contact us if you have trouble registering

Info@MoringaforLife.com

(760)806-2669

Moringa Education

Mariko holding the three year old Moringa roots!

Mariko holding the three year old Moringa roots!

I have been growing Moringa and making products for 18 years.  In this time I have learned a wealth of information about how to best grow, harvest and process Moringa for the highest quality product.  Along the way many Moringa trees gave their lives. This learning curve is no longer necessary for everyone to go through and many Moringa tress lives will be spared if you can learn from my experience.  I also have solved thousands of issues for myself and others who needed help.  This is why there is so much useful information on my website.  I want everyone to be successful growing Moringa.

I began teaching the How to Grow Moringa Classes years ago to give people hands on experience.  The classes are conducted our Moringa Demonstration Farm or at one of our local growers.  This way, it is easy to see what to do. Seeing Moringa growing in the ground sparks many questions and so these classes offer a chance to learn more than just how to plant a seed.  We also serve Moringa drinks and foods so the versatility of Moringa can also be experienced.

About 4 years ago, I was skyping with someone who had been searching the internet for a Moringa source for his clients’ company.  He bought many samples and had them tested.  He traveled to Ghana where he had heard there were many Moringa farmers.  He collected Moringa samples there and tested them.  After more than 15 Moringa samples were tested, he found that none of them were fit for human consumption. We were both alarmed by this outcome.  I realized I had to do something.   That is when I decided to create the Moringa Growers and Educators Certification Course.  It was not only important to teach growers, but also to teach educators. When I began looking at all the new Moringa businesses on the internet, I found so many sites with claims that were not true or had not been tested.  This happened because the end customer does not know what the product should look like, taste like or smell like.  For many, Moringa is a new and exotic plant.

It is important  for the consumer to learn more about Moringa.  This way,the Moringa on the market that is of very low quality will drop away.

The Moringa Growers and Educators Certification Course is an intensive and is for anyone who wants to learn as much as they can about Moringa.  Some will go on to become one of our growers.  Some will become Moringa Educators who will then teach others. Some will become Moringa advocates or activists. But everyone will know how to tell the best Moringa products from lesser ones.  This knowledge and the demand of the consumer for this quality, will improve the Moringa World.

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