Registration is now open for our 2015 season of courses! Over the last 16 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 is 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 not a supporter of sustainable farming. 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, product making, foods, herbal preparations, branding, the work of Dr. Weston Price, Moringa vision quest in our Moringa Healing Circle and co-creating with nature.
Moringa Grower’s Certification Program
Requirements: Complete the Moringa Grower’s Certification Program, 5 -Day Intensive
Conduct a Moringa Growing Project implementing permaculture and soil science principles. 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 final certification is awarded.
Moringa Certified Trainers Program
Requirements: Complete The Moringa Growers Certification 5 – Day Intensive, San Diego location and the tropical belt. Apprentice conducting both trainings. Have training and/or experience in one of the following: Permaculture, Soil Science, Intentional Communities, Work in Rural/Farm, Restorative agriculture, or the like.
Moringa Educators Program:
Requirements: Complete the Moringa Grower’s Certification 5 – Day Intensive. All participants are awarded this certification upon completion and demonstration of the course materials. Conduct two Moringa Presentations using the Moringa Power Point from the Moringa Course. Once completed and verified, the Moringa Educators Certificate is awarded.
Requirements: Complete both of the Moringa Growers Certification Courses, San Diego location and tropical location, be willing to travel to remote areas to help set up Moringa Farms, work on Moringa certified grower’s Moringa projects, 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 Growers Certification Program for the Tropics
We are in search for a location in the tropical belt to conduct Moringa Growers Certification Course. Moringa should already be growing there and it should be on a main destination route.
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.
We have two sessions scheduled. When you register, send us an email specifying which session you will be attending. September and October dates are pending based on interest.
Date: Session 1: August 11 – 15
Session 2: September 29 – October 3
Location: Moringa For Life Farm, Vista, CA 92084
Cost: $550.00 due upon registration
Moringa snacks, beverages and lunch are included
Non-Profit Scholarship Requirements: One full scholarship is available for non-profits for each course. Attendee must be a principle of the non-profit or designee of the Board who would be trained as their Moringa Subject Matter Resource, Or their Moringa Farmer who plans to become certified. A non-profit who is awarded the position may also have others attend but will be limited to a maximum of 4 seats. The regular fee applies. Priority will be given to non-profits who already have a Moringa project. The scholarship covers the course cost only. There is an additional charge for lunch and the course workbook which totals $70.00. Payments is due when the participant accepts the scholarship.
Two Student Scholarship Requirements: Two 50% scholarships are available for students for each course. The field of study can be: Agriculture, Soil Biology, Animal Husbandry, Environmental Studies, Nutrition or other related subject. There is an additional charge for lunch and the course workbook which totals $70.00. Payment is due when the participant accepts the scholarship.
What you can expect to learn:
The Moringa Protocol
Soil Building and pest/pathogen management
Traditional Growing Practices
Nutritional Impacts of Modern Processed Foods
Product Development – Value added Products for your market
Once registered, a list of suggested reading in preparation for this intensive, list of places to stay and pre-course questionnaire will be emailed.
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!
Moringa Growers and Educators Certification Program
*Please contact us if you have trouble registering