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The ExpertRating Online Gardening Course
(leading to ExpertRating Gardening Certification).

Turn your love of plants into an enjoyable and profitable home business. Learn how to grow and market plants on a small scale without major capital investment. In an area as small as 1000 sq. ft., you can generate thousands of dollars worth of plant material in a single growing season.

This course is your practical guide to licensing, site preparation, equipment, how and where to find supplies, how to select and produce plants appropriate to your climate zone, how to produce quality material and, most importantly, how to market your product.

Buy the ExpertRating Online Gardening Course- $129.99

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Mike Harlan.

Mike Harlan

About the ExpertRating Online Gardening Course instructor : Michael and Linda Harlan have been involved in the nursery industry since 1968. In 1985, they began a backyard nursery on a half-acre that grew into a successful 12-year business venture. The Harlans then shared their experience by publishing a self-help book entitled Growing profits: How to Start and Operate a Backyard Nursery. Michael has been teaching a course on this subject matter through the extension services of local community colleges for the past four years.

  Online Gardening Course requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Gardening Course you need Internet access, E-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

 

 Testimonials: The ExpertRating Online Gardening Course has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:
 

"A wonderful, informative course! I'll actually be able to use what I learned."

"Excellent course...I only regret that no follow-up course is available."

"I want to thank the instructors for making this such an enjoyable course. Not only did I learn quite a bit, but the lessons were very well written, which isn't always the case. Now I need to go forward and put what I have learned into practice."

"Thank you for providing this program. I enjoyed learning the material. I appreciate the resource material and the web site information. Thanks again."

"Thank you--thank you--thank you! The course subject matter and your organization of the course material has provided me with an excellent resource guide to help me take my penchant/obsession/love of backyard gardening to the next level. I've poured through many gardening books, but none addressed the business perspective and related licensing/legal concerns. Most importantly, thanks for the encouragement."

"This course was exactly what I wanted! Thanks very much!"

"This course was excellent in every way. I have been a gardener for almost 60 years although I have no formal training, so I may be very difficult to satisfy. The course was a goldmine of useful and practical information, set out in a format which is easy to understand and access if I am looking for a particular piece of information. There was no aspect that was overlooked or left to chance. Discussion was a little sparse but I guess gardening people are of the type that if we don't have anything to say then we don't say it. This was an exceptional course which I will miss going to twice per week. Thank you both."

"This is the first "online class" that I have ever taken. I believe I have learned much from the course. The class truly helped me to see that going into this type of business on a small scale does not have to cost an arm and a leg. It is doable and can be profitable. I thank you for offering it and I will recommend it to others. I do hope you are considering a follow-up, if so, please let me know. Thank you."

"This was exactly the type of course that I have been looking for for many years. Thank you for offering it."

Buy the ExpertRating Online Gardening Course- $129.99

ExpertRating Online Gardening Course

(leading to ExpertRating Gardening Certification)

 ExpertRating is one of the world's only ISO 9001:2008 Certified companies (from TUV America) offering an Online Gardening Course (leading to ExpertRating Gardening Skills Certification).

     

ExpertRating is a trusted name in online testing and certification with over 200,000 certified professionals in over 60 countries in more than 200 skill areas. ExpertRating offers its testing services to the world's best companies such as Convergys Corp, UPS, GAP, Sony, Coke, Citrix, Deltek Corp, IKEA Systems and Ericsson to name a few. See where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.


 It is very safe to buy from ExpertRating. Apart from being an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, it is a member of the TRUSTe and HackerSafe approved.

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ExpertRating Solutions has been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance of their strict program requirements ensuring that your information is always safe. ExpertRating has certified Several thousand individuals who are working with leading companies across the US and other countries. View list.

When you choose the ExpertRating Online Gardening Course you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.

 

 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Gardening Courseware which has been developed by experts.

 The ExpertRating Gardening Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led Gardening Program at $129.99.

    

Some Popular questions and answers about this ExpertRating Online Gardening Course and certification:

 How much does the Gardening Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Gardening Course leading to Gardening certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Gardening Courseware and exam fee. This is the best value for money Gardening Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

     In-depth ExpertRating Online Gardening Courseware including scenarios and case studies.

     An instructor to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

     World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy Gardening Certificate. The Gardening Certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

     An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online Gardening Course for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Gardening Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final Gardening Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the Gardening Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your Gardening Certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online Gardening Course includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Gardening Course is also provided

A friendly instructor to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the Gardening that you will learn during the Gardening Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the ExpertRating Online Gardening Courseware that is provided along with the Gardening Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online Gardening Courseware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.

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Buy the ExpertRating Online Gardening Course- $129.99

   

The Growing Plants for Fun and Profit is a valuable course which will help you to earn profit while you pursue your hobby.

The Growing Plants for Fun and Profit course will give you tips on how to grow and sell your plants without making big investments. Many people need the help of professionals who would landscape their homes. This course is a simple yet effective way by which you can even start landscaping with the help of a small cutting. However, the size and the age of the cutting are two important factors which will matter. These and other important tips will be taught to you in The Growing Plants for Fun and Profit course.


 

You can also learn how to design and maintain your landscape and how to grow crops and sell them for a profit. The ExpertRating Growing Plants for Fun and Profit Certification course will help you turn your hobby into a profitable venture.

ExpertRating Online Gardening Course Coverage (6 weeks program)  

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

In the first lesson, you'll meet other gardeners who've successfully made the transition to nurserymen. You may be surprised to discover that, within the small space of a backyard, you can produce significant income by growing plants. You'll also learn what permits and licenses you may need as you get started.

Friday - Lesson 02

This lesson will take a close look at climate zone maps to help you figure out what plants will grow best in your region. Then this lesson will teach you easy ways to prepare your growing grounds. Finally, this lesson will show you ways to create inexpensive microclimates that will help you start your plants and expand the varieties you can grow.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

In this lesson, you'll learn what production supplies you'll need and how to find wholesale sources for them. This lesson will discuss cover containers, soil, fertilizer, and labels. Then this lesson will talk about why it's important to keep track of your expenses for tax purposes.

Friday - Lesson 04

Starting new plants is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences for gardeners and nurseryman alike. The process of starting new plants is called propagation. This lesson will focus on the three major methods used in nursery production: propagation by seed, cuttings, and division.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

This lesson will teach you the most valuable lesson learned in this business: How to reduce the waiting time involved in growing plant material. You'll learn what types of starter plants are available and how to find wholesale sources. This lesson will also offer some valuable guidelines to help you decide what to grow. Then this lesson will talk about how to find additional sources of information and business networking opportunities through nurserymen associations and trade shows.

Friday - Lesson 06

This lesson will focus on growing annual flowers and bulbs, paying special attention to market timing. You'll learn how to create high-value items such as color bowls and hanging baskets. Then this lesson will discuss vegetable starter plants and herbs. Specializing in organic growing will help you tap into a lucrative area of the nursery trade, so this lesson will fill you in on all you need to know about organic growing and certification.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

This lesson will focus on one of the hottest topics in gardening: The particular group of non-woody plants that nurseries call “perennials.” You'll become familiar not only with the favorites, but with the wide variety of perennials available. Then this lesson will go over some detailed information about specific perennials, including how to grow them and how to time them for market.

Friday - Lesson 08

This lesson will talk about woody plants--such as shrubs and vines--that form the more permanent plantings in a landscape. Then this lesson will pay particular attention to roses because they're among the most beautiful and profitable shrubs. In addition, you'll learn how to grow small fruiting shrubs and vines for specialty markets.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

Trees may be the largest members of the plant kingdom, but they're also among the easiest and most profitable to grow. In this lesson, you'll not only learn how to propagate landscape trees, but how to greatly shorten their growing time by buying bare-root seedlings and finished bare-roots. This lesson will complete with a discussion on fruiting and flowering trees.

Friday - Lesson 10

Whether you're growing plants for fun or profit, you'll want to produce quality plant material. This lesson will provide guidelines for quality standards. You'll learn about pruning, staking, and training plants into special shapes and forms. This lesson will also talk about methods you can use to ward off diseases and pests.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

If you're like most gardeners, growing plants is the easy part—marketing is the real challenge! This lesson will begin with a discussion on wholesale marketing. You'll learn all you need to know to do business with discount chain stores, local retailers, and landscapers. Then this lesson will explore consignment selling, contract growing, and business-to-business Internet options.

Friday - Lesson 12

The final lesson will discuss retail marketing, or taking your product directly to the public. You'll learn how to advertise inexpensively and effectively so you're not just growing plants, you're growing your business! This lesson will explain what you'll need to know to sell your plants from your home or garage sales, certified farmers markets, and flea markets. Then this lesson will discuss selling your plants to government or public agencies.

Buy the ExpertRating Online Gardening Course - $129.99

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