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Natural-Organic Certification Course Newsletter


Dear Newsletter Friends,

Can we stop the spraying of toxic chemicals? We can certainly help our neighbors, parks departments, schools, universities, city councils and the landscape industry to get on board and reduce or put an end to the spraying of Roundup and other toxic chemicals all across the country. We have something new that teaches how to use natural-organic alternatives instead.

Until now no university or school of any kind has offered a degree program or certification in the world of organic gardening, farming, horticulture or agriculture. That has now changed with the introduction of TORC's Natural-Organic Certification Course. I teach the course for the non profit organization in 15 chapters covered by video and a 25 page study booklet. The cost is reasonable and the details are explained using photography that I have been amassing for the past 45 years. I think you will enjoy the course and becoming a member of our certified community. As a subscriber to my Newsletter, you are being offered a 10% discount by using the promo code TORCCERT10 when you register.
Taking this course can improve your gardening & landscaping and also help you to teach others to be Toxin Free!

Howard Garrett

Vitality University's Natural-Organic Certification Course is brought to you by the Texas Organic Research Center (TORC) and presented by Howard Garrett, the Dirt Doctor.

This course will explain the natural-organic program in clear, simple terms, and why it works better in every way. You will be given detailed, proven instructions for biological soil building, correct planting techniques, tree management, organic fertilizing, natural non-toxic and biological pest control, compost making and management, mulching pros and cons, landscaping tips, food crop production, irrigation, and more.
During this course, you will learn to:
  • Stop using destructive synthetic fertilizers and toxic pesticides.
  • Use natural-organic techniques and products effectively.
  • Save water and money with a more enjoyable approach to gardening and landscaping.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Organics
  • Chapter 2: Soil Building
  • Chapter 3: Planting
  • Chapter 4: Trees - Part 1
  • Chapter 5: Trees - Part 2
  • Chapter 6: Fertilizing
  • Chapter 7: Insect Control - Part 1
  • Chapter 8: Insect Control - Part 2
  • Chapter 9: Disease Control
  • Chapter 10: Weed Control
  • Chapter 11: Compost and Mulch
  • Chapter 12: Landscaping
  • Chapter 13: Food Crops
  • Chapter 14: Irrigation
  • Chapter 15: Natural-Organic Certification Course Summary
To begin the course, simply select the Chapter 1 video, create an account, and enter payment information when prompted. Click Here or use the button at the bottom of this page to get started.
This certification course will take you through 15 video lectures presented by natural-organic gardening and landscape expert Howard Garrett, the Dirt Doctor. Each video will end with a multiple question quiz. Learn at your own pace and on your schedule. You can watch the videos as often as you want to.
You must complete the video and score 100% on the quiz in order to move to the next video. A link to the Study Booklet will be provided at the beginning of the first three Chapters in the course.
Upon successful completion of the 15 video chapters and quizzes, you will be contacted by TORC in order to receive your official TORC Natural-Organic Certificate. 

Note: The quiz functionality of the Certification is only compatible on a computer, although the videos can be viewed on any device (i.e. computer, tablet, phone). Successful completion of all 15 chapter tests is required to qualify for a certificate. The videos will not track your progress if you start a chapter, leave, and want to resume it later. In this case, you should keep track of your timecode in the video to be able to return to the point where you left off.  

You can purchase the course for $195 or the course plus support (email and phone for 12 months from the date of purchase) for $295.
If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact Doug Sheldon at


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