Greenhouses and Indoor Farming Online Course

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Course Description

If you’ve ever considered farming in a greenhouse, warehouse or other indoor structure, this course is for you!  In the Greenhouses and Indoor Farming Online course, you will learn about the benefits, logistics and realities of indoor farming.  Should you chose a greenhouse or warehouse?  How do you control the environment?  If is profitable?  Is it energy efficient?  These, and many more questions are answered in this comprehensive and interesting course. 

Estimated time to completion: 3.5 – 4 hours


  • Welcome
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture Overview
  • Inside Look at the Nelson and Pade Aquaponic Greenhouse
  • Benefits, Myths and Realities of Indoor Farming
  • Monitoring, Alarms and Redundancy
  • Greenhouse Planning and Construction
  • Construction Materials and Tips
  • Construction Sequence
  • Greenhouse Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy

Key Concepts Covered

  • Definition of Controlled  Environment Agriculture
  • Comparison between greenhouse and warehouse farming
  • Indoor Farming: benefits, myths and realities
  • Urban indoor farming
  • Greenhouse Selection
  • Environmental control equipment
  • Avoiding failures with monitors and alarms
  • Greenhouse heating, cooling and ventilation
  • Greenhouse planning
  • Infrastructure and utility needs
  • Construction methods and sequence
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Alternative energy

Downloadable Course Materials

  • Energy Conservation
  • Greenhouse Heating Systems
  • Insect SCreening
  • Internal and External Greenhouse Curtains
  • Purchasing a Greenhouse
  • Ventilating and Cooling Greenhouses


  • This is an online Course
  • Access the course when you want.
  • Learn at your own pace.
  • To access the course, you need a computer, tablet, phone or other internet device.
  • You will be required to set up a user account with 2-Factor Authentication. 
  • All registrants receive a Certificate of Completion when they complete the course.