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New Ebook! Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs

NEW Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs Ebook!
Home grown produce somehow has a special quality. Some say it tastes better, others believe it is just healthier. And there is no doubt it is cheaper! Watching plants grow from seed to harvest and knowing that the armful of vegies and herbs you have just gathered for the evening meal will be on the table within an hour or two of harvest, can be an exciting and satisfying experience.
Believe it or not, you can grow a lot of food on a standard quarter acre block. The key to success is planning. Choose what you grow, how you grow it and how much you grow, very carefully.
Over seven image-rich chapters, this engaging ebook is packed with handy hints and expert advice which will have your pantry bursting in no time! To order this ebook, or download a free sample, please click here.


Featured Course - Introduction to Psychology

Featured Course - Introduction to Psychology

"Ever wondered what Freud said, but were afraid to ask? Do you think psychology sounds interesting and want to know more, but don't know where to start? Well, stop right here. This course gives you an interesting and informative start to the exciting field of psychology. - ACS Tutor Tracey Jones, B.Sc. (Hons) (Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (social work), DipSW (social work), PGCE (Education), PGD (Learning Disability Studies)

Psychology is the study of animal and human behaviour. This course will develop your ability to analyse aspects of a person's psychological state and apply derived knowledge to motivate that person. This provides a solid introduction/foundation for further studies of psychology covering the nature and scope of psychology, neurological and environmental effects on behaviour, personality, consciousness, perception, needs, drives and motivation.

If you are fascinated by psychology, and are looking for a place to start, this course will teach you the fundamentals of psychology, gain a foundation of counselling and psychology, allow you to study from home, and gain confidence in your ability to study.

To read the full course outline, including excerpts from course notes, please click here.

To see our full list of Counselling and Psychology courses, please click here.

Student Testimonial

Student Feedback: Joy Edmonds - Basic Herbs
We are proud to have such an inspirational student as "80 something" Joy, who takes herb courses, the downloading of ebooks, and the inspiring of chefs in her stride! This is what she had to say about her time with ACS...

Was the course a valuable learning experience? Why?
Yes – A number of herbs and their uses were unknown to me. I have learnt to use them mainly for culinary purposes. I have now started my own herb garden as well as one in the Community Garden.

Did the course meet your expectations? Please add comments.
Yes, my knowledge of the value of herbs in their culinary, medicinal, cosmetic, hygiene uses has been greatly enlarged.

Did you like the way the course was structured (presented) ? Please add comments.
Yes, each lesson followed on from the previous one. I loved assignment 6 not the least because of the cooking involved.

Did you receive helpful feedback from your Tutor?
Yes, I could not ask for any better. She answers all my questions immediately and is so very knowledgable.

Did you receive good service from the school administrative staff?
Yes, Each time I rang the office the staff were most helpful.

Are there any parts of the module/unit you feel could be improved? If so, how?
Quite happy as it is. John's "Herb" book which I downloaded from the web was an invaluable source of knowledge and information for the course. Thanks John.

Are there any other comments you would like to make?
As I love cooking, it was a joy to be able to experiment with the herbs in the various sections of the culinary art. I love the assignments and I enjoyed creating the 3 course meal as I have only ever used mixed herbs and vanilla in my cooking. The Lavender Ice-cream has been a great hit. My grandson who has cooked in the Hunter Valley, Canada, France, Cornwall and is now working at Perisher Valley in the Snowy Mountains was so impressed with its taste that he says he is going to use it in some of the desserts he creates.

To read a full outline of the Basic Herbs course, please click here.

Joy Edmonds, hard at work.

Most Popular Courses Last Week

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