Hydroponics training


We conduct hydroponic training to enable you to get started with growing your own vegetables. This 2 day trining covers all the basics of hydroponic farming, right from the set-up the system, nutrients to helping you assess the business opportunities to commercialise your ventures.

Purpose and outcomes

The purpose of our training is to empower as many people as possible to take up the practice of hydroponic farming. Whether you are an invidividual worried about the escalating cost of food, a hobbist who likes growing stuff or an entrepreneur who wants to start an agribusiness, this training is suitable for you. The key outcomes of the training include the following: -

  • Clear understanding of the principles of how hydroponic systems operate
  • You will be able to design your own hydroponic system to meet your own individual needs
  • Demonstrate good understanding of the nutrient requirements of different plants
  • Be empowered on the different growing mediums used in hydroponic systems
  • Demonstrate good knowledge of PH, EC and ppm requirements to ensure your plants thrive
  • Understand the water requirements for your plants
  • For entrepreneurs, understand the business opportunities of venturing into urban agriculture
  • Obtain key resources, including workbooks and other online resources to guide your journey as a hydroponics enthusiast.



How much does the course cost?

Fees: The course is strutctured into 3 modules, each module costs R550*

*Each module is a'standalone' so you don't have to take them all at a go

Registration: info@earthfeeds.org


Course Convenor: Dr Mao Amis

Dr Amis is a self-taught hydroponics expert, with background iin plant physiology and conservation biology. He is also adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. He has more than 10 years experience working in the conservation sector in South Africa, and in the last 3 years started working on hydroponic systems, including designing and growing vegetables.  He has a wealth of knowledge on urban agriculture and entrepreneurship.

Dr Mao Amis holds a MSc (Conservation Biology) PhD a (Conservation Biology) from the University of Cape Town (UCT).