Your First Garden

No green thumb required!

This is the class for YOU if you are absolutely sure that you can't grow anything!

I totally understand! I used to think I had a brown thumb too, but today we grow a large portion of our fruits and vegetables, and you can too! Anyone can learn to garden!

You'll get answers to these questions and more ...

  • What are the pros and cons of buying transplants versus starting seeds?
  • How do you start seeds?
  • What are your options for starting seeds?
  • Should you use peat moss or coir?
  • What's the difference between plastic pots, peat pots, and a soil blocker?
  • Do you need a heat mat?
  • How do you avoid buying GMO seeds?
  • How much space do you need?
  • Do you need a tiller?
  • How can you kill grass organically?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of raised beds?
  • How do you control weeds and pests without chemicals?
  • How do you save seeds?
  • How can you have a garden in a place like Illinois through the winter?

Your Instructor

Deborah Niemann
Deborah Niemann

In 2002, Deborah and her family moved to 32 acres on a creek in the middle of nowhere to grow their own food organically. With the help of goats, sheep, pigs, and poultry, they produce 100% of their meat, eggs, and dairy products, as well as a large percentage of their vegetables, fruit, and herbs. Deborah is the author of six books, including Homegrown and Handmade, Ecothrifty, and Raising Goats Naturally, as well as her latest book, Goats Giving Birth. She also teaches sustainable agriculture courses online for the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. She has been teaching Raising Dairy Goats Sustainably since 2013 and Pastured Poultry since 2015.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own, including all updates and additions that are made to the course in the future.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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