Course Syllabus: Seed to harvest - Outdoor
- Industry overview
- The pros and cons of outdoor growing
- Legal compliance
- Choosing your outdoor growing space
- Outdoor options and how to build a tunnel
- Optimal growing conditions
- Soil, water, nutrients
- Genetics and strains
- Pest management and Western Cape climate
- Scaling up
- Harvesting and processing larger crops
About Natie Ferreira
Natie’s 18 years of experience in the green industry as a beautifier, project manager and producer has brought him to the place where horticulture and agriculture meet. He has extensive knowledge and experience of farming and growing cannabis and is a driving force in the industry. His participation in cannabis-related organisations include founding member and treasurer of the Cannabis Industrial Development Cooperative of the Western Cape (CIDC WC) as well as founding member and chairman of the Association of Compassion (AOC).
Natie’s ability to assemble and manage a professional team has led to the successful completion of many large and smaller scale projects across the Western Cape. Through his mentorship program, Natie unlocks the potential of previously excluded people, bringing them into the mainstream economy.
Merge his instinctive understanding of the cannabis plant in all its phases with his knowledge and green fingers, and you have a deep source of cannabis know-how. It is this intuition and intelligence, coupled with his empathy and understanding of people, that unleashes the power of cannabis to bring people together.