Classic Semester

Classic Semester - Course Description / Class Breakdown

Instructor: Stan Ferguson

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Growing Indoors & Room design

Grow Rooms, Tents, GreenHouses, Structured GreenHouse Basic
(6 hrs)

Discussing How to choose a proper grow space to fulfill your growing needs.
How to properly set up a Grow Tent. How to choose the green house right for you.
What is a structured greenhouse and it’s benefits.
Explain an Open Loop Grow system and the pros and cons.
Explain a Closed Loop Grow system and the pros and cons.
Explain Sealed Grow system and the pros and cons.
How to scale up an existing grow area.
How to build an area while being aware of building and osha code.
Most common problems found when building out a large Grow facility.

Reflective Materials & Insulation

Insulation/Reflective & GreenHouse Films.
(2 hr)

Discussing How to properly insulate a grow area.
Which reflective films would best suite your growing needs.
How to reduce issues by using anti fungal building materials.
How often to replace reflective film or paint grow areas between runs.

Garden Hygiene

Garden Hygiene
(4 hrs)

Discussing How to decrease contamination from making its way into your garden
How to properly clean an area before, during, and after a harvest.
Which equipment is necessary for the cleanliness of a Grow room.
How to protect your self inside the garden.
How to design a proper quarantine area.

 

What is pH & Metering

Metering EC, TDS & pH Meters & Solutions 
(3hr)

Discussing How to properly maintain and store pH and EC/TDS/PPM meters.
How to balance pH with Acids and Alkaline
What pH is and why it’s important to maintain.
What ppm, tds and Ec have in common.

Lighting

Lighting
(6 hrs)

Discussing The evolution of lighting in the grow industry.
How to choose which type of lighting best suites your needs.
In depth break down on HPS single ended lamps
In depth break down on MH single ended lamps
In depth break down on HPS double ended lamps.
In depth break down on LEC/CMH single ended lamps.
In depth break down on LEC/CMH double ended lamps.
In depth break down on Induction lighting.
In depth break down on LED lighting.
How to use Lighting Accessories/Timers/Instruments
How to properly use Green LED lights at night.
How to use light movers and rope ratchet light hanger.

Atmosphere

AC/Dehumidification/Humidification
(4 hrs)

Discussing How to size your AC properly to control your grow room.How to size your Dehumidifier properly to control your grow room.
How to size your Humidifier properly to control your grow room.
Where to place your AC and how to install.
Where to place your Dehumidifier and how to install.
Where to place your Humidifier and how to install.

Air Purification

Air Purification
(4 hrs)

Discussing Different ways to set up a filtered intake and exhaust.
How to maintain the intake and exhaust.
How to set up a filtered purge exhaust.
How to determine the size filter you need in you indoor garden.
How to install filtration equipment properly.

Electrical Calculations and Safety

Electrical Calculations & Fire Prevention
(4 hrs)

Discussing How to calculate the electrical usage in your room.
What is 120 volt, 208 volt, 240 volt, 480 volt etc..
How to make an existing room more efficient in electrical usage.
Which grow lights are most efficient in electrical usage.
What to do in case of electrical fire in a grow room.
How to design a fire retardant grow room.
Average amperage needs for small and large grow rooms.

Liquid & Weight Measurement

Liquid & Weight Measuring/Plant Moisture Sensor
(3 hr)
Discussing How to best measure liquids, powders and granular products.
How to best weigh dry herbs or harvested fruits and vegetables.
How to check brix levels (sugar levels) within your plants matter.
How to check moisture content within your plants matter.
How to determine if your plants are nutrient deficient or locked out.

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