SHORT COURSES

"​Since we did a composting course at Crown Ministries, we were able to serve the City of Mangochi and today they are turning urban waste into compost. "

Eliot Kumwanje

We have a number of short courses coming up which are open for non-residential students. Not every person will have the funds or the need to go through the full Training for Trainers course. The individual courses are available for stand alone registration. Course dates are listed so pay attention to  start and end dates of classes when registering. We also present in-house training on request.

Lodging is NOT included with these courses, except by request and based on availability of space. Add K3,500/day for lodging.

Our current short course list for 2020 is as follows:

Blantyre: 

English/Chichewa

  • Foundations for Farming (K24,000) 

  • Composting (K8,000) 

  • Vegetable Production (K8,000)  

  • Character First (K8,000) 

  • Agroforestry (K8,000) 

  • Mushroom Production (K8,000) 

  • Composting Toilets (K8,000) 

  • Beekeeping (K12,000) 

Our week courses are as follows:

  • 5 Day Skills for Life Course (K64,000 residential - K50,000 non residential) 

  • 5 Day Farm Business Planning (K64,000 residential - 50,000 non residential) 

  • 6 Weeks TOT Course (residential)

Course Descriptions
FOUNDATIONS FOR FARMING

This course covers the principles God is using in nature to make the echo system sustainable and how to apply those principles in sustainable farming. This is a detailed but practical study of conservation agriculture.

Duration: 3 Days

Cost: K24,000

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COMPOSTING

Turning waste into profit! 

During the process of composting micro-organisms break down organic matter producing a relatively stable organic end product which can replace synthetic fertilizer and is very cheap to make. Compost making was never as relevant as now, with fertilizer prices sky-rocketing and unaffordable for most subsistence farmers. 

Duration: 1 Day

Cost: K8000

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VEGETABLE PRODUCTION

One day course covering laying out a vegetable garden, soil preparation, pest and disease control, crop rotation, and more. Excellent course to get the student on the path of becoming a profitable vegetable farmer.

Duration: 1 Day

Cost: K8,000

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AGROFORESTRY

One day course covering the incorporation of trees into the cropping area for increased yield and firewood production. 

Cost: MWK 8,000

Duration: 1 Day

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MUSHROOM PRODUCTION

One day course covering all aspects of growing oyster mushrooms. Instruction covers what facility is needed, how to prepare substrate, how to grow, harvest and sell oyster mushrooms.  The course is very hands on and practical.

Duration: 1 Day

Cost: K8,000

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BEEKEEPING

One day course covering bee colonies, roles of different bees, simple bee top bar hive construction, attracting bees to the hive, harvesting and extracting honey.  Students will wear a bee suit and get practical experience working with bees.

Cost: MWK 10,000

Duration: 1.5 Days

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Composting Toilet Construction

 During this course you will be surprised by how we can make optimum use of human waste and even turn it into high quality fertilizers; safely!  This will be a very practical and insightful time of learning.  Those who are challenged by the increasing demand for human waste management will thrive here and leave with tested solutions. 

Cost: MWK 8,000

Duration: 1 Day

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SKILLS FOR LIFE

During this course we will learn skills for sustainable living in a rural  village setting.  Hygiene,  nutrition and more efficient use of energy  are the main  focus of this training.

Course Cost: MWK 50,000

Duration: 5 Days

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Farm business planning

This course covers the proper motivation for a profitable farm, adding basic technical skills to do so. It covers measurement of the land, creating a budget, determining market needs and planning to meet that need, measuring profitability, and responsible accounting.

Cost: MWK 50,000

Duration: 5 Days

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CHARACTER FIRST

What is Character: The qualities built into an individual’s life that determine his or her response, regardless of circumstances. There is a greater need for character in our world than ever before.  Daily life is a great place to build character, but we must be careful about letting our character develop by chance, for that places far too much control in the hands of our environment and the people around us. The goal of Character First! is to help individuals and organizations take responsibility for their personal character growth.

Cost: MWK 8,000

Duration: 1 Day

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For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. - 1 Corinthians 3:11 ESV

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