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TORC Course

This gardening and landscaping course will teach you how to:
  • Identify and stop using harmful synthetic fertilizers and toxic pesticides.
  • Successfully use natural-organic techniques and products.
  • Save water and money.
  • Enjoy a more effective and healthy approach to gardening and landscaping.

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Organics
  • Chapter 2: Soil Building for Increased Plant Growth
  • Chapter 3: Best Advice and Tips for Planting in Containers, Beds and Farms
  • Chapter 4: Trees - Part 1 - Planting and Management
  • Chapter 5: Trees - Part 2 - Solving Pest Problems
  • Chapter 6: Fertilizing - Dry and Liquid Applications
  • Chapter 7: Insect Control - Part 1 - Identifying Beneficials and Pests
  • Chapter 8: Insect Control - Part 2 - Specific Control Techniques
  • Chapter 9: Disease Control
  • Chapter 10: Successful Weed Control
  • Chapter 11: Making and Using Compost and Mulch
  • Chapter 12: Landscaping Design Tips and Installation Instructions
  • Chapter 13: Tips for Easily Growing Food Crops
  • Chapter 14: Irrigation Advice
  • Chapter 15: Natural-Organic Certification Course Summary

This course will guide you through 15 video lectures presented by natural-organic gardening and landscaping expert Howard Garrett, The Dirt Doctor. There will be a multiple-choice quiz at the end of each video.  You can learn at your own pace, and complete the course on your schedule. The videos will be available to re-watch as often as you want to.
You must complete each video and score 100% on the quiz to proceed to the next video. There will be a link to the free 26 page Study Booklet at the beginning of the first three Chapters which will provide helpful information for the course.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be contacted by TORC and presented with your official Natural-Organic Certification.

There are two pricing options for the course:
$195 for the Course and Certification
$295 for the Course and Certification plus Email and Phone Support*
*12 Months from date of purchase

To begin, simply select the Chapter 1 video, then create an account, and pay for the course online.  Click the button below to get started:

Note: The videos can be viewed on any computer or mobile device with an internet connection, but the quizzes must be completed on a laptop or desktop computer. Successful completion of all 15 chapter quizzes is required to qualify for a certificate. You can leave a video and come back to it later, but make sure to note the timecode, because the videos will not resume playing where you left off.
If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact Doug Sheldon at




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