Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

Free MOOC -
No background is required; all are welcome! You need no prior knowledge of business or social entrepreneurship to participate in this course.

In this course you will learn how to create societal impact through Social Entrepreneurship (S-ENT). S-ENT describes the discovery and sustainable exploitation of opportunities to create social change. We will introduce you to S-ENT examples and guide you through the process of identifying an opportunity to address social problems as well as outlining your idea in a business plan.

In this course we will ask you to form groups with other MOOC participants to identify an opportunity to create social change, develop a business model, and outline ideas in a business plan, which you will in the end submit to possibly receive start-up funding.

I find with MOOCs you can participate as much or as little as you wish.

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The web link didn't work for me but this one did: although I didn't look for the specific course.

What does MOOC stand for?

Sorry try

which on the surface looks the same.  In the first post, I'd copied off facebook so it had their convoluted link hidden behind.

A MOOC is a

Massive - because thousands of people can participate

Open - open to all, free

O - online

C - course

They are on lots of different topics from universities around the world. Some are excellent, others not so. Ignore suggestions of paying for "signature track" as that is only for people who want some sort of certificate.

Most courses include videos, a discussion forum, extra reading. You can do as much or as little as you like. 

I've had a brief look at the forum and there is quite a bit of urban farming and sustainability popping up.

Missed this when you posted it Gayle. Just watched the intro.

these courses can be good - better than watching the tele.

Lots of topics including sustainability and nutrition.

There is even one for people with chooks

Chicken Behaviour and Welfare

This course will explain the general principles of chicken behaviour and welfare, and the behavioural and physiological indicators that can be used to assess welfare in chickens kept in hobby flocks through to commercial farms.


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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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