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Hydroponics, Autopot and Aquaponics Urban Farming Course

1. To provide detailed information on the concept of soilless culture and its application in

  • Hydroponics Farming Technology
  • Auto Pot Farming Technology
  • Organic Farming Technology
  • Aquaponics Farming Technology
  • Plant Factory Technology

2. To provide detailed knowledge on hydroponics
3. To provide detailed knowledge on organics
4. To provide detailed knowledge on aquaponics
5. To provide detailed knowledge on greenhouse technology
6. To provide detailed knowledge on phytoponics
7. To provide hands-on training in hydroponics using a Hydroponics Hobby Kit
8. To equip the participants with a broad spectrum of knowledge about the modern trend in hydroponics technology and the international hydroponics industry
9. To equip the trainee with a broad spectrum of knowledge about the modern trend in the hydroponics technology and the international hydroponics industry

Each participant will get a free hydroponic hobby kit

 

HRDF SBL Claimable for Employers Registered with HRDF

HRDF claimable

Course Code: M002

Course Booking

MYR600.00

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Course Cancellation/Reschedule Policy

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule the course due to unforeseen circumstances. If the course is cancelled, we will refund 100% to participants.
Note the venue of the training is subject to changes due to class size and availability of the classroom.
Note the minimal class size to start a class is 3 Pax.

Course Details

Course Details

  • Module 1: Introduction to Plant Nutrient
  • Module 2: Micro Elements
  • Module 3: Hydroponic Systems
  • Module 4: Nutrient Soluton / Growing Media
  • Module 5: Lettuce Nutrition
  • Module 6: Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Module 7: Hydroponics Around The World
  • Module 8: Demonstration & hands-on using a Hydroponics Beginner’s Kit (one kit will be given to each participant)

Material

Each participant will receive a Smart Mini Pot or Hydroponics Kit

Smart Mini Autopot

Note 1: All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance

Note 2: Lunch and Refreshment are provided.

Who Should Attend

  • Beginners in hydroponics
  • Business owners venturing to hydroponics

Prerequisite

Prerequisite

Trainers

Hydroponics TrainerAfter graduating with a degree in Agriculture some 35 years ago, Jim Fah always believed that there must be a simpler way of growing plants in pots or containers. It was with this belief that he invented the Autopot Technology and finally perfected the technology after years of perseverance. Now, it is one of the most, if not the most efficient water and feeding technology in the world today. 

His creative ideas started when he was growing gloxinias in pots while he was a busy executive of a large multinational company having to make frequent overseas trips, often for several weeks at a time. Every time he returned from a trip and found several of his plants were not doing well despite having taught someone to look after them during his absence. It is due to this frustration that he started with this incredible invention.The key ingredient of Jim's approach to the invention was to have each plant determining its own water and feed requirements. If there are 100 pot plants, the watering and feeding system should be designed so that each gets watered exactly according to the individual plant's needs - what he termed as the "Plant Driven Concept". If each plant is allowed to do that,  the timing and volume supplied to each plant will be perfect. Consistently never too much or too little. As a result, every plant will do very well. 

At first, Jim worked with electronics to automatically water the plants using moisture sensors inserted into the potting mix. The prototype worked, but was not really practical for use because the battery in it needed frequent replacement and the cost of the unit was also high. The other problem was that all the plants were receiving the same amount of water. Some plants did really well, most were pretty average and some just would not grow properly. This has a lot to do with meeting the average requirements of plants (that is what the current irrigation technology is able to provide) rather than their individual needs which would entail every pot plant being installed with an electronic sensor. But this was really not practical. Just imagine if you were to cater for a couple of hundred pot plants, you would need a couple of hundred wires to be connected to a central power controller!  Assuming that it was possible to provide each unit with its own miniature power source, such as a battery or solar gadget, the huge capital outlay and high unit cost would be prohibitive, and it would be a hell of a job trying to locate an individual unit that needed battery replacement. In short, the idea was too complicated and not really practical at that point in time.
So Jim abandoned the electronic version and worked on a mechanical version which could automatically water and feed thousands of plants according to the needs of an individual plant or group of plants within a growing container. This was really a mammoth challenge.  Jim has succeeded in meeting this challenge successfully in getting the Autopot Plant Driven Technology perfected to do just that.  It gives Jim tremendous satisfaction to see thousands of Autopot users around the world getting so much joy out of growing their favorite plants (including sensitive plants such as Phalaenopsis orchids) with great results. 
However, Jim's work with the Autopot Systems does not end here. This is because, in his view, what he has discovered so far with the Autopot Systems "is only the tip of an iceberg!", as he puts it. He will now be working on the potential applications of the technology, currently focusing mainly on areas such as:-
    - wind powered Autopot Systems
    - solar powered Autopot Systems
    - organic Autopot Systems
    - aquaculture in conjunction with Autopot Systems
    - non-electrical (mechanical) "solenoid" valves that can be regulated by plant or weather. 
    - Media free Autopot Systems

Jim Fah has long since turned his hobby into his full time occupation and now heads a Melbourne, Australia based organisation which makes a range of Autopot products that are marketed locally, and in the USA, Japan, Saudi Arabia, UK, Israel, throughout South East Asia and a continually growing number of  other markets.>

Jim believes that it is not necessary to become a slave to your garden - you can get your garden to work for you. He has made the Autopot Systems very simple and has removed what until Autopot came along, was the greatest problem for people who wanted to grow hydroponically - the problem that conventional hydroponic needed constant attention, so that it was only possible to take a holiday by meticulous planning that left a period of the year when you had nothing growing.

Now, he has created several more inventions directly and indirectly connected to the current Autopot  Technology. Several of which are yet to be commercialized.

Customer Reviews (9)

Will RecommendReview by Wong Chuan Yip
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It will be good if site visit to actual farm to be included in this course particularly. (Posted on 9/28/2016)
Very useful session, excitted me into this version of gardening. hope to share with teachers and students in my schoolReview by Vasantha Kumari
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Very useful session, excitted me into this version of gardening. hope to share with teachers and students in my school (Posted on 7/10/2016)
interesting class and good knowledge!Review by ang hwee leng
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interesting class and good knowledge! (Posted on 7/10/2016)
My two cents worth of this courseReview by John Tan
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With limited space for gardening and farming, anyone who is thinking of home farming should consider this course. It is pretty enriching and eye-opening especially in the areas of nutrients and lighting though in brief.

Despite the location, however, the organizer does provide transport to those who need it in Singapore. Thumbs up! (Posted on 7/10/2016)
Thank you for organizing the courseReview by Cletus
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Thank you for organizing the course and to your wonderful wife for providing transport as well.
We found the course very motivating and look forward to returning home to Brisbane to get our hands dirty.
We'll keep in touch.

Best regards,
Cletus & Nettecia Lopez. (Posted on 7/10/2016)
Thank you for organising the workshopReview by Baharudin
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Dear Alfred,

Thank you for organising the workshop.

I indeed learned a lot from it.

Although I have started a little bit of setting up my hydroponics, I had more failures than successes.

Upon attending the workshop, I now understand why I failed.

I sure hope to be doing it the right way as what Dr Mallick has presented and ending up with successes this time.

Thank you once again for all your hard work and the food was good as well (Posted on 7/10/2016)
Your class ROCKS!!!! Review by Wesley Wong
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Greg was extremely knowledgeable, passionate to teach and also enjoyable.

maybe plan the hydroponics class in a hydroponics farm or in Ngee Ann Poly, where all the hydroponics lab is already setup for example to students (Posted on 7/10/2016)
Excellent instructorReview by Lee Wee Wan
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Excellent instructor. Would be helpful if there was a little white space in the booklet for us to add our own notes

A more central and accessible location with eateries so we can purchase our own meals. (Posted on 7/10/2016)
Will RecommendReview by Chang Chiou Yen
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Will Recommend (Posted on 7/10/2016)

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