About the Instructor
Thomas Bryant is a lifelong gardener who was taught about permaculture and integrated agriculture from his parents long before the term was used in common language. He grew up in the mountains of Idaho where he was taught to forage the mushrooms and berries from the forest, but to always leave some behind to propagate the next season's harvest. He has built numerous aquaponics systems, operated a small scale commercial landscape nursery, spent years remediating the pastures at his property and has run a working farm producing both animal and plant products for two decades. He has studied herbs with the Human Path for years and has completed the Family Health, Emergent Responder, Apophecarist, and is in the final stages of the Clinical program.
Thomas has also so taught numerous classes with the Human Path and is the Off-grid and Emergency communications instructor.
The Steward program is a comprehensive program covering not just the care of the Earth but also how to ethically profit from an herbal based plant business.
This course is divided into (2) 10-week online interactive sessions that go into depth on how to build a natural greenhouse operation, from seed to CSA.
Session one will equip you with growing setups and techniques. Go from small scale front porch container gardening to greenhouse operations. You will learn how to build your own Grower’s Materia Medica and build a personal business plan for your own herbal-centric plant based business. Numerous growing concepts will be discussed ranging from Hydroponics/Aquaponics to integrating mushrooms into your plan and many other subjects.
- 1- Video - Course Introduction (23:15)
- 1a - PDF - Course Introduction
- 2 - Video - Soil, Part 1 (14:19)
- 2a - PDF - Soil Part 1
- 3- Video - Soil, Part 2 (18:24)
- 4 - Video - Nutritional Density 1 (13:10)
- 4a - PDF - Nutritional Density
- 5 - Video - Nutritional Density 2 (13:23)
- 6 - Video - Pollination (18:25)
- 6a - PDF - Pollination
- 7 - Video - Growers Materia Medica (24:53)
- 8 - Resource - Growers Materia Medica PDF
- 9 - Resource - Additional Reading Links PDF
- 10 - Resource - Prunus persica PDF
- 11- Resource- Growers Materia Medica Excel Spreadsheet
- 11a - PDF - Growers Materia Medica
- 1 - Resource - Hands On Soil Testing
- 2 - Video - Soil Testing (11:26)
- 3 - Video - Water (15:43)
- 4 - Video - Fertilizers 1 (16:04)
- 5 - Video - Fertilizers 2 (19:55)
- 6 - Video - Fertilizers 3 (24:02)
- 7 - Video - Seed Swap (12:49)
- Steward Week 2 - Class 1 - Soil testing
- Steward Week 2 - Class 2 - Water
- Steward Week 2 - Class 3 - Fertilizers
- Steward Week 2 - Class 4 - Seed Swap
- 3a - PDF - Water