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Grow Your Own Food Made Easy with Autopot Technology (3 Aug)

Growing Your Own Food… is a lovely idea. But to realise that idea is not going to be an easy task. It is even more difficult when you live in an urban environment. In this one day workshop, learn from the inventor of the Autopot Technology from Australia, Jim Fah, on how to grow your own vegetables successfully with minimal effort

This unique watering and feeding system is very unlike other systems in the world. It’s “ Plant Driven”. Which means that plant/s grown in an Autopot unit dictates exactly when and how it should be watered and done without any human intervention or electronic controllers.

Because it is plant driven, one thing is for sure that the watering will be very precise. So much so there is no excess water run-off or wastage. With accurate watering, you can expect the plants to perform really well in the Autopot Systems.

The main advantages of Autopot Systems are:-

  • No pumps required as it works by gravity.
  • It is simple to operate.
  • Can be left unattended for weeks.

Jim will be presenting several amazing pictures drawn from his vast experience showing how theAutopot’s Plant Driven Concept works, why plants grow so well in the Autopot Systems and how it can be used for home food production in hydroponics and soil disciplines.

Course Highlights

  • Introduction to “Plant Driven” Autopot Technology.
  • Understanding the science for growing plants in containers.
  • Simple ways of dealing with pests & diseases without chemicals.
  • Importance of using high yielding and disease resistant varieties.
  • Outdoor growing and basic indoors production under lights.
  • Hydroponics Farm Tour

Course Objectives

After this one-day course, participants will come off with the confidence in growing their own crop successfully. Crops that are packed with nutrients free from pesticides..

Certificate

All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from Tertiary Courses after achieved at least 75% attendance.

Course Code: C974

Course Booking

$218.00 (GST-exclusive)
$233.26(GST-inclusive)

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Course Cancellation/Reschedule Policy

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule the course due to unforeseen circumstances. If the course is cancelled, we will refund 100% to participants.
Note the venue of the training is subject to changes due to class size and availability of the classroom.
Note the minimal class size to start a class is 3 Pax.


Training Grant and Subsidy

We have various grants and subsidies for selected courses. Please checkout what funding are available on the course overview

SkillsFuture Credit: All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses.

UTAP: NTUC members enjoy 50% *unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP

WSQ: All Singaporeans and PR can apply WSQ 80-95% funding depending on eligibility

CTIREP+: All Singaporeans and PR can apply CITREP+ 70-100% funding depending on eligibility

Course Details

Course Outline

  • Topic 1. Introduction to “Plant Driven” Autopot Technology
  • Topic 2. Challenges in Growing Your Own Food
  • Topic 3. How to get started in Growing Your Own Food
  • Topic 4. The science behind Autopot Technology
  • Topic 6. Options from different growing systems
  • Topic 6. How to get started with Autopot Systems
  • One Hour Hydroponics Farm Tour
  • Topic 7. Growing media
  • Topic 8. Water and consumption guide
  • Topic 9. Nutrient Management
  • Topic 10. Pest and Disease management
  • Topic 11. Propagation, Potting and planting
  • Topic 12. Growing outdoors and indoors

Buffet Lunch

We provider delicious hala buffet lunch and refreshment.

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Guided Farm Tour

We provide 1 hr hydroponics farm tour

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Autopot Book

Each participant will receive a complimentary book “Hydroponics Made Easy” by Jim Fah. This book is condensed with huge amount of information, most of which are not found in any publication.

Hydroponics Made Easy Book

Who Should Attend

  • Agriculture Business Owners
  • High Tech Farmers
  • Growers

Trainers

Autopot CourseJim Fah graduated from the College of Agriculture, Serdang, Malaysia and obtained his Masters Degree in Aquaculture from Deakin University, Melbourne. His 50 years of agricultural activities include horticulture, aquaculture and aquaponics disciplines
Jim always believed that there must be a simpler way of growing plants in containers, from small to large structures. It was with this belief that he invented the Autopot Technology.

In 1992, his technology was awarded the best invention by the Inventors Association of Victoria. At The Royal Melbourne Show organized by The Royal Agriculture Society of Victoria, Jim’s invention won the first prize in Best Farm Innovations Category for the “The Most Innovative Use of Water” farm award.

Though semi-retired now, Jim is still actively involved in R & D work continually making improvement to the Autopot Technology focusing on food production in arid areas. As Jim sees it, the fullest potential of the Autopot Technology is yet to be realised. He reckons, what he has discovered so far is only the tip of an iceberg. By now, more than a million pieces of the Autopot Units have been sold worldwide.

He has written and published a book called “Hydroponics Made Easy”. The needs for doing so arise from the fact that Autopot Technology is so different from other hydroponics systems and no existing publication has satisfactorily explains it.

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