A la Carte - Individual Class Offerings

Class Offerings - Class Descriptions / Class Breakdown

Instructor: Stan Ferguson

A la Carte - Individual Class Offerings

Class sizes are limited. Enroll today to save your seat.

To begin enrollment for the individual classes please follow the link to our enrollment page. 1) Register for classes. 2)Reserve your seat to ensure availabilty 3) pay your tuition.

Our A la Carte classes will be held Monday thru Friday between the hours of 4:00PM & 8:00PM. Times TBD by full enrollment. 

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.

Electricity Calculations, & Fire Prevention

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.

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.

Grow Systems

Grow Systems/Trays/Reservoir/Stands
(6 hrs)

Discussing Evaluation of Grow Systems in the Hydroponics industry.
How to use and set up an ez cloner system and pros and cons.
How to use and set up a Areflo and Mister systems and pros and cons.
How to use and set up an ebb and flow systems and pros and cons.
How to use and set up a drip system and pros and cons.
How to use and set up an undercurrent system and pros and cons.
How to use and set up a deep water culture system and pros and cons.
How to properly use and install Water Pumps
How to properly install and use a Watering Wand.

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. 

Water Treatment

Water Treatment/Water Chillers/Heaters/Purification
(4 hrs)
Discussing How to properly treat water with chemical additives.
How to use chillers and when it necessary to do so.
How to use water heaters and when it is necessary.
How to purify water for a large and small scale grow area.
How to reclaim, repurpose and reuse water from a grow room.
Benefits of Hard Water, Reverse Osmosis Water and Distilled Water.

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 Alchline
What pH is and why it’s important to maintain.
What ppm, tds and Ec have in common.

Pest & Disease Control

Pest and Disease Control
(6 hrs)
Discussing How to pretreat your grow area before during and after grow cycle.
Which pesticide, herbicides and fungicides are safe to use.
How to identify a pest or disease issue in the garden.
Most common pest and disease issue and how to help prevent them.
How to help prevent pest and disease with environmental control.
How to use Leaf Washes & Shines.
How to use Atomizers and Sprayers.
How to properly use a Sulfur Burner.
How to use landscaping techniques to protect your plants outdoors.

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

A/C, Dehumidification and 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.

Environmental Controls

Environmental Controls
(4 hrs)
Discussing How to use Environmental Controllers to properly control a grow room.
How to scale up an existing grow room with environmental control.
How to determine which controller you actually need.
Accessories that make instillation and usage of controls easier.
How to use a CO2 burner.
How to use a CO2 tank, Regulator, and CO2 controller.
Organic ways to create CO2 in your grow room.

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.

Nutrients & Supplements

Nutrients & Supplements
(6 hrs)
Discussing NPK, trace minerals and stimulants necessary for a healthy garden.
How to mix nutrients properly throughout the grow process.
How to adjust the nutrients from the seed all the way to harvest.
How to use in-house LA Hydro nutrient recipe indoors and outdoors.
The difference between organic, synthetic and natural nutrients.
How to grow and organic garden.
When to use synthetic nutrients
How to use organic and natural products together for a healthy garden.
How to grow using composted materials.

Liquid & Weight Measuring

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.

Growing Media

Growing Media
(5 hrs)

Discussing How to choose the grow medium that best suites your growing needs.
The benefits of coco fiber and the different ways it may be used.
How to amend coco fiber with soil and organic meals.
How to choose your soil composition.
Moisture retention of different mediums available in the industry.
How to reuse your coco or soil composition in a No Till Garden.
The benefits of using bio char within your media.
How to make your own top dress nutrients.
The benefits of worm casting.
How to make your own worm bed.
How to make a living Grow bed.
Why to use drainage rock and aggregate within your grow media.
The different types of rock sold in the grow industry and their uses.
How to use Rockwool from seeds to flowering.
How often to feed your per plants per week based upon media used.

Grow Pots, Grow Beds, & Composting Bins

Grow Pots/Grow Beds & Composting Bins
(3 hrs)
Discussing How choose the right size container for the grow room.
Why use fabric over plastic grow containers.
When to use plastic over fabric containers.
How to transplant from a small container to a large container.
How to set up easy drain system for Drain to waist systems.
Different size pot and grow beds available in the industry.
What is a coco pot and how do you use them properly.
How to determine how much water to use per pot size.
How to properly prepare your pots for transplant.
How to properly compost in an urban area.

Seed & Clone Starting. Vegetative & Blooming Techniques

Starting from Seed & Cloning / Vegetative Growth & Blooming Techniques
(5 hrs)
Discussing Proper temperature and humidity during the entire grow process.
How to propagate your clones or seeds.
How to phenotype hunt in your garden.
How to preserve a clone as a Mother Plant.
How to maintain a perpetually growing garden from veg-bloom.
How to prepare your plant for transplant.
How to FIM a plant.
How to Low Stress Train a plant.
How to use SCROG system for your plants.
How to Grow Sea of Green.
How to properly use Tomato Cages and bamboo stakes.
How to prepare your plant for transition from Veg to Bloom.
How to properly trim your plants throughout the grow process.

Seed & Clone Starting. Vegetative & Blooming Techniques

Starting from Seed & Cloning / Vegetative Growth & Blooming Techniques
(5 hrs)
Discussing Proper temperature and humidity during the entire grow process.
How to propagate your clones or seeds.
How to phenotype hunt in your garden.
How to preserve a clone as a Mother Plant.
How to maintain a perpetually growing garden from veg-bloom.
How to prepare your plant for transplant.
How to FIM a plant.
How to Low Stress Train a plant.
How to use SCROG system for your plants.
How to Grow Sea of Green.
How to properly use Tomato Cages and bamboo stakes.
How to prepare your plant for transition from Veg to Bloom.
How to properly trim your plants throughout the grow process.

Flushing & Leaching Plants

Flushing & Leaching Plants
(1 hr)
Discussing How to properly Leach your plants at the final phase of bloom.
How long to flush for indoor and outdoor gardens.
Proper water temperature during the flushing and leaching phase.
How to properly trim your plants the last week before harvest.

Harvesting & Hanging

Harvesting & Hanging
(1 hr)
Discussing How to design a proper hanging and cure room.
How to prepare your plants the day of harvest.
Drying Racks and Hanging tools to ensure a quality cure.
Proper Temperatures and humidity for hanging and curing plant matter.
Trimming techniques for the harvest and micro-trim process.

Cure & Storage

Cure & Storage
(1 hr)
Discussing How to properly burp and store your drying plant matter.
How to properly store and fully cure your dried plant matter.
The differences between herbal storage jars and turkey bags.
Proper temperature for a quality cure room.

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