Best Gardening Courses

Find the best online Gardening Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Gardening Courses.

Growing organic food on small plots – made easy

A life changing course designed to give you the tools to get you healthy through growing and eating organic food.

Created by Peter Derek Montgomery -

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Students: 16201, Price: Free

Students: 16201, Price:  Free

Using narrated Power Points and short videos of practical demonstrations, this course will cover the eight principles of bio-intensive growing (growing organic, nutritious food on a small plot of land without chemicals). It will also cover, how the body works, what nutrition the body needs to stay healthy and also the basics of Natural Medicine, what works and how to grow it. After taking this course you will be able to grow your own nutritious food and natural medicine.

Each session is around 20 minutes followed by a multiple choice quiz. To complete the 50 session should be easy within one month. The purpose of this course is to teach people how to grow their own healthy nutritious food, how to stay healthy and avoid disease.

Aquaponic Gardening: Growing Fish and Vegetables Together

Grow an entire dinner right in your backyard with aquaponics! Safe, healthy fish and organic vegetables with no weeds!

Created by Sylvia Bernstein - Aquaponic Gardening

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Students: 6163, Price: $24.99

Students: 6163, Price:  Paid

Welcome to Aquaponic Gardening and the fascinating marriage of hydroponics (growing plants without soil) and aquaculture (growing fish in captivity).  This course is based on my book, "Aquaponic Gardening: A Step by Step Guide to Growing Fish and Vegetables Together " and is designed to be easy to follow, comprehensive, and fun.  

Most of the lectures in this Aquaponic Tutorial are what is called a Video / Presentation Mashup at Udemy.  What that means is that you will see a video of myself or Alan (my husband and partner) talking and demonstrating on the left, and PowerPoint slides on the right with details to keep the concepts straight. But you don't need to do anything - the slides will just appear at the correct time! 

At the end of this aquaponic gardening course there is a series of articles and blog posts that I've written that I think are particularly relevant to new aquaponic gardeners who are smitten with this growing technique (and I hope that is you!) and want to dive deeper.  The first article is called the "Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb" and it is a summary list of many of the concepts, principles and ratios that are elaborated on in the course.

The lectures end with some handy tracking sheets and a list of links to many of the products that are shown in the course.  Some other resources that will prove useful as you embark on your aquaponic journey are...

·  The Aquaponic Source - our company site and shopping site for all your aquaponic gardening needs

·  The Aquaponic Gardening Community - a thriving online community of gardeners just like you who help each other learn and grow

·  Aquaponic Gardening Book

·  Aquaponics Association - a wonderful resource for promoting aquaponics.  They also put on the annual Aquaponics Association Conference.

If you like this course please be sure and review it here and tell your friends!

Let's get growing!

Sylvia

Permaculture Made Easy! A Design Course for Sustainability!

World reknowned teachers share design principles and the importance of human relationships to lower our carbon footprint

Created by Deva Presence - Permaculture Teacher and Designer

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Students: 6086, Price: Free

Students: 6086, Price:  Free

This is the beginning of a real permaculture design course. Made specifically to be understood with ease by practically anyone with basic English language. It was designed so that it is not intimidating and more motivational as much as its educational. It's designed with a focus on social systems at the forefront. Many famous guest teachers like Starhawk and Rosemary Morrow play a key role in helping make this a spectacular experience. I, Deva Presence, am most certain you will enjoy and learn a bunch!!! Give it a try and enjoy!

This course does not go into practicals for planting, building structures, water system, alternative energy or specific climatic factors or world regions. For this, I highly recommend doing a search for local permaculture experts in your area and volunteer your time. I spent 4 years volunteering my time, taking local wild plant walks, helping people build their homes and gardens, when I first started learning about permaculture. This is how I got the most valuable lessons and apply them in my life today.

As one of the founders Bill Mollison puts it, if you want to know about organic gardening or rain catchment or natural building, pick up one of the hundred books out there. I want to know where you are banking and how you invest your time and money. This is how we create the most impact in our world today.

ATOLL PRO: Introduction to Aquaculture

Get started growing healthy food by learning about aquaculture and aquaponics.

Created by Barbara Payne McLain - Educational Director

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Students: 5191, Price: Free

Students: 5191, Price:  Free

This incredible online introduction to aquaculture is "one of a kind" in the educational community. Using multiple, expert instructors, we hope to convince you to get started on your journey in this exciting industry with interesting video lectures and plenty of self-assessments to insure that you are "getting it." Learn why aquaculture and aquaponics are the fastest growing branches of agriculture today.

Donʻt want a new career? Then skip right to the aquaponics section and grow your own organic vegetables using freshwater fish to reduce your growing time and save a ton of water.

Jump in and challenge yourself to complete the entire course and all the quizzes. Several schools (high school/community college/university) have used our ATOLL course for graduation credit.

Product: How To Start A Product-Based Business

How Ideas Are Turned Into Cash Cows

Created by Heather K. Woodward - Property & Stock Market Investor

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Students: 4176, Price: Free

Students: 4176, Price:  Free

Don’t start yet! 

The first few steps in launching a product can seem simple, get the product made by any means possible, but…

Before you start making your own products or get someone to manufacture them for you, take this course so that you know all your options for bringing a product to market and pricing it correctly. 

By the time you finish this course you will be able to: decide what product to sell (if you haven’t decided already); decide whether to make the product yourself or have it made for you by a third-party; understand different options for bringing the product to market; discover how to get third-parties to make the product for you; decide what quantity to produce or order; set the best price for the product and you’ll receive a template that will help you find a good quality supplier - if you need one.

Gardening Know How: Attracting Birds and Butterflies

Create a beautiful bird and butterfly filled garden, yard, or even balcony via simple, practical, and fun DIY projects!

Created by Linda Kelso - Garden Designer

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Students: 3137, Price: $74.99

Students: 3137, Price:  Paid

Want to attract more birds and butterflies to your yard?

In this course, you'll learn the secrets to creating a garden, patio, balcony, or backyard that welcomes birds, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.  And the best part?  These secrets involve small, practical changes that you can make even if you're really busy or on a budget, or never gardened before in your life! 

And, by making small changes, you'll not only do something nice for the environment, you might also:

*Increase vegetable and fruit yields in your garden
*Notice fewer pests attacking your plants
*Save money by eliminating or reducing pesticide use
*Reduce the number of mosquitoes who call your yard their home

Best of all, you'll play an active part in helping struggling pollinator and songbird populations. And, not only will you help animals that share your backyard, you'll also help them worldwide. Way to go you!

That's because a portion of every purchase is donated to the Xerces Society, a non-profit organization that protects invertebrates, including butterflies, bees, and many other beneficial insects.  

But be aware, this is a course where you not only learn. . .you act! Assignments, worksheets, and websites will all help you garden in a way that achieves results.

Here's what students are saying:

"Linda has done a great job of explaining in simple steps how to bring more beneficial insects, birds and butterflies etc into your garden making it a wonderful place to be. Her easy action steps will change the landscape of your garden quickly but with improvements you will benefit from for years to come." -Jackie Marie Beyer from The Organic Gardener Podcast

"Easy to listen to, good visuals, and great intro to the ideas of making Earth Friendly spaces in your backyard. I'm starting from zero knowledge in this area and she's bringing me up to speed quickly which is nice. Excited to get some bees and butterflies coming to my yard!" -La Stengele

The Beginner’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Learn where, when and what to plant in your backyard garden.

Created by Rick Stone - Expert Gardener

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Students: 2684, Price: $29.99

Students: 2684, Price:  Paid

Want to learn how to grow a great garden this summer . . . you should buy this course today!

Here's what you get when you buy this course:

  1. I will teach you Where to plant your Garden
  2. You will learn When to plant it
  3. What are the 12 best veggies to plant in your new garden
  4. Over 2 hours of engaging content
  5. Access to a Master Gardener with 18 years of gardening experience
  6. A 30 day money back guarantee

Learn all you need to know to get started gardening or to improve your existing vegetable garden! Buy it now!

Imagine harvesting 100's of pounds of Vegetables from your own backyard!

Ripe juicy tomatoes, delicious sweet corn or crisp lettuce. It's possible for any one that has a small back yard to grow surprising amounts of vegetables. A small 150 square foot plot can produce several hundred pounds of yummy veggies thru the spring, summer and fall.

In this Vegetable Gardening Basics course you will learn where to put your garden, when to plant it and what are some of the easiest veggies to grow. The course is designed to teach the new gardener the basics to get started. The course will also teach you more experienced gardeners some of the basic principals that you need to know to "pump up" your garden production:

Where to Grow Your Garden

  • Raised Bed Gardens
  • Flat Bed Gardens
  • Containers
  • Sun requirements
  • Caring for your soil
  • Watering your garden

When to Plant Your Garden

  • Cool Weather Crops
  • Warm Weather Crops
  • Estimated Planting Times

What to Plant in Your New Garden

  • Should you plant seeds . . . or seedlings?
  • Hybrid seeds vs. Open Pollinated seeds what's the difference?
  • 7 Easy to grow Cool Weather veggies
  • 5 Easy to grow Warm Weather veggies

Whether you are a new gardener or you have a few years under your belt you will find this course a great guide to improving your backyard garden. Please join our growing community of gardeners as we discuss the best practices for growing a great backyard vegetable garden!

Create A Butterfly Garden

10 Critical Components

Created by Jessica McAtee - Butterfly Conservationist, Semi-Digital Nomad, Tiny Houser

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Students: 2662, Price: Free

Students: 2662, Price:  Free

You can attract butterflies! Understand why flowers aren't the solution. Learn the difference between a garden and a thriving butterfly habitat. You will learn new scientific concepts along with targeted actions you can take. If you want to conserve butterflies and turn your garden into a sanctuary for them, this course is for you!

Vegetable Gardening: How to Grow Healthy, Fresh Food at Home

A-Z gardening instructions for creating a healthy and delicious edible garden in your own backyard, patio, or balcony.

Created by Teena Spindler - Master Gardener, Gardeniere for Home Depot and Miracle Gro

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Students: 2357, Price: $19.99

Students: 2357, Price:  Paid

This is a step by step course that takes you through the process of creating an edible garden for any size garden: apartment or condominium balconies or patios, small or large backyards, or a plot in a community garden.

The course provides specific strategies for:

- Designing your garden

- Plant selection and installation

- Soil preparation and feritlizer use

- Pest and disease control

- Harvest and storage

- Container gardening

- Raised bed gardens

- Fruit trees and berries

- Organic gardening practices

In addition, supplemental materials are provided:

- Downloadable pdf handouts

- Links to 'how to' videos

- Links to websites supplying additional in depth information.

The approximately 3 hour course consists of 37 lectures each on a specific topic to facilitate ease of finding information.

The lectures are grouped into 8 sections: Introduction, Let's Get Started, Garden Design and Planning, Soil Preparation, Choosing Plants, Planting, Maintenance, and Harvest.

Upon completing the course you will be able to:

- Experience the joy of growing and eating delicious food that you grew yourself.

- Have the knowledge to grow food in a healthy and safe manner.

- Have a productive and bountiful fruit and veggie garden right outside your kitchen door!

Balinese ancient knowledge about Beauty from Plants and Herb

Knowledge about organic plants and herb from BALI • How to make face scrub, face mask and moisturizing cream

Created by Denis Nikulin - yellow tutorial

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Students: 2015, Price: Free

Students: 2015, Price:  Free

How to make your own face scrub, face mask and moisturizing cream from fresh organic ingredients, from plants and herbs from your garden?

Our workshop provides knowledge on plants and herbs, instructions on how to make your own beauty products, and wisdom from Balinese culture that has been passed down through many generations of healers.

Ketut Jasi (Founder)

Creator of Çantika—house of natural health and beauty—has been practicing the ancient art of listening to the Earth and receiving the messages of the plants and their many uses since 1997. Çantika was born from this passion for sharing plant wisdom to enhance our appreciation for our own beauty, as connected to the beauty of Nature.

Philosophy

Like our logo, the Tamiang, our treatments, and products are a conscious offering for the well-being of those who visit us. We believe that the body has the ability to reconnect with its natural rhythms with the use of traditional therapies and natural products.

Located in the middle of the rice fields, Çantika is the creation of Ketut Jasi and is run as a family business. All the treatments offered are a blend of traditional and self-discovered techniques; the fruit of continuous research and study, as well as ancestral knowledge, passed down through many generations. Friendliness and attention to personal needs are the natural approaches to our philosophy of a simple but fulfilling relationship with our customers. All of our customer’s requests are readily satisfied by the Çantika staff whenever possible.

Our workshop provides knowledge on plants and herbs, instructions on how to make your own beauty products, and wisdom from Balinese culture that has been passed down through many generations of healers.

1. The day begins with a guided garden tour where you will learn about medicinal plants that grow all around us and what health benefits they can provide. We enjoy sharing our ancestral knowledge and will offer examples of how you can apply the techniques you learn here at your home using plants that grow in your own environment.

2. Next, we will demonstrate how our natural products are handmade using all parts of the plant, emphasizing a zero-waste recycle process. You will learn about distillation and how to make distilled water infused with the aromatherapeutic plant material that many people discard after cooking.

3. Finally, we will teach you how to make your own face scrub, face mask and moisturizing cream from fresh, organic ingredients provided by Mother Nature. We will show you how to use traditional tools such as a wooden grater with a banana leaf to extract juices and volcanic stone mortal and pestle to grind down herbs and plants. You will finish this course with valuable knowledge and a piece of true Bali spirit in your heart.

Thank you a lot dear!

Plan a Backyard Forest mini-course

How to map out your own wildlife-friendly food forest

Created by Jake Rayson - Forest gardener & forest garden designer

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Students: 1655, Price: Free

Students: 1655, Price:  Free

Using forest garden techniques, transform your backyard into a lush food forest, working with nature to grow edible crops whilst creating a wildlife haven.

Forest gardening is a sustainable, resilient and low-maintenance way of gardening. It emulates a woodland edge by using layers of perennial plants, with a permanent living ground cover.

We will cover:

  1. Backyard Forest definition

  2. Reasons to plan

  3. Free PDF plan checklist

  4. How to create a map

  5. Bonus design tips

Aquaponics Farming & Gardening + Design Case Study

Wether you're thinking of an aquaponics farm or garden this course teaches you the how to's of designing & building one.

Created by Ahmed Aibak - Founder at Urbanspace Aquaponics

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Students: 1630, Price: $24.99

Students: 1630, Price:  Paid

The course is designed for someone with or without the basic understanding of how aquaponics works and also for those who are looking to enhance their knowledge of the science, the operations and the design process of building an aquaponics farm, both backyard and small commercial scale. This course contains materials derived not only from the experience of running a small commercial farm but also from academic research on aquaponics conducted in the past two decades.

  • Are you looking to master the key operational techniques of aquaponics required to operate a backyard or commercial size system?

  • Get a solid understanding of how aquaponics functions and how you can master all aspects of growing in aquaponics?

  • Are you tired of searching the internet for answers in so many different places?

There are several resources on the internet that help you learn the basics of aquaponics but in this course we will dive deeper into the science behind aquaponics, how to create an optimal environment for your symbiotic ecosystem, understand fish and fish husbandry so you can produce market ready fish, plant nutrients and how to create an optimal balance so you can maximize both plant and fish growth, pest management and control so you can protect your investment and finally we will put all this newly acquired knowledge into a case study that shows you exactly how to design a small commercial size aquaponics system. The material is put together specifically with the intention to give you the information you need for the "How-To's" of your aquaponics project and covers more than many of the 2-3 day long workshops offered for a fraction of the price.

Health Benefits of Sprouts & Microgreens

Raw Living Foods

Created by Christelle Siohan - Environmental Educator

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Students: 1261, Price: Free

Students: 1261, Price:  Free

Learn about the difference between sprouts & microgreens, as well as their incredible nutritional value. Discover the 5 categories in which these young plants are divided to pick and choose from an abundant variety of tasty raw plants. Watch our mini tutorial to start growing your own nutrient-packed microgreens at home.

Getting Started Stocking Your Pantry for Winter

How to Use Your Garden Harvests & the Farmers Market to Eat Healthy All Year Round

Created by Megan Cain - Garden Educator

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Students: 1096, Price: Free

Students: 1096, Price:  Free

This winter, imagine grabbing all the ingredients you need for a meal right from your pantry, without having to go to the grocery store.

With a few simple techniques, you can continue to enjoy food grown in your own garden (or purchased from the farmers market) throughout the long, cold months of winter.

This FREE mini-course will show you how to make every harvest last longer by quickly and easily preserving vegetables at the height of the season.

You’ll love the feeling of sitting down to a meal and knowing a large part of it came from your garden!

This free mini-course features videos + worksheets to help you:

  • Deconstruct your favorite meals to set your food preserving priorities

  • Explore 4 quick and easy options for preserving food (besides canning!)

  • Discover delicious ideas for featuring your preserved food in healthy recipes all winter long

Get started stocking your pantry with delicious, fresh & healthy produce right now!

Grow Like a Superpro – Become an Indoor Gardening Superstar

​Take the guesswork out of indoor gardening with the brand new complete, seed to harvest, video tutorial series

Created by Rory Kagan - Hydroponics expert

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Students: 1045, Price: $24.99

Students: 1045, Price:  Paid

This new series hosted by none other than “Growing with Rory” will impart you with the skills necessary to achieve record breaking yields and the highest quality results.

There is just too much information out there on indoor gardening. The forums, YouTube videos, blogs, etc., just make hydroponics and indoor gardening feel overly complicated and intimidating. The truth is that there are just a few key proficiencies needed at each stage of growth in order to realize far reaching success. This video series focuses on simplifying indoor gardening by honing in on the key details of growing at each critical stage of plant development, while keeping things light-hearted, entertaining, and fun. The episodes progress in a logical, chronological order that flows perfectly with your growth cycle at home. Sit back, relax, and get ready to laugh and learn with this new series that will have you growing like a SuperPro on your very first try.

Gardening – Indoor Seed Starting Engineered for Simplicity

Successfully start seeds inside to produce plants for your garden using a method designed to minimize work and cost.

Created by Gene Black - Gardener, Beekeeper, IT Infrastructure and Network Engineer

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Students: 1021, Price: $24.99

Students: 1021, Price:  Paid

Learn how to start seeds inside so you can enjoy the wonderful taste of heirloom vegetables that aren't available for purchase at the supermarket. From seed to plant ready for transplant outside, I will walk you through the process step by step showing you not only what I do, but why I do it so that you can not only successfully follow my method, but adapt it for your individual needs. This course can help you with your indoor seed starting regardless of whether you're planning an urban vegetable garden, a container garden, want to use the square foot method in raised beds, or want to go all organic with your gardening approach.

Easily Start Seeds Inside Successfully Using the Methods Described in this Comprehensive Course.

  • Discover how to take the work out of seed starting
  • Learn how to make watering easy.
  • Grow strong seedlings that succeed in your garden.
  • Take the guesswork out of lighting.
  • Avoid costly mistakes with fertilizer.

Seed Starting Inside is the Cornerstone of a Successful Garden - and the Only Option If You Want Access to a Wide Variety of Delicious Heirloom Vegetables.

I grow hundreds of varieties (yes - varieties) of heirloom vegetables each year, many of which must be started from seed inside if I wish to grow them - I can't go to a local store and purchase plants. Starting from seed not only allows me to save money on plants, but it also enables me to make sure I have strong healthy seedlings ready to plant out on my schedule. In a given year I'll start 45-60 different varieties of tomatoes, and 15-30 different varieties of sweet peppers inside - along with several other types of vegetables. Rest assured though that my methods will work for you whether you have a small container garden or a large three acre plot.

In my search to find solutions and improved methods to the various challenges gardening provides, I've taken a holistic approach to gardening. When searching for a solution or improvement to a current process, I heavily consider both related fields of study as well as related environmental factors. This has led me to researching things such as hydroponics, aquaponics, grafting, and vermicomposting to discover what principles have been learned there that I can leverage to improve my gardening methods. I've also become involved in fields that compliment my gardening needs such as beekeeping and raising chickens. All of this is experience you get to benefit from as you learn the methods I've developed.

Overview

I've used my skills as an engineer to design a method for seed starting that minimizes much of the work involved, reduces costs without cutting corners I'll regret later, and helps to ensure my success. You can benefit from my experience by taking this course which enables you to replicate my successes without the need to experience the failures I've discovered along the way.

What successes have I had? Taste is my biggest success, but I don't have any way of showing that to you short of you trying it for yourself. A great harvest is my second biggest success. Keep in mind I'm not a "professional farmer" - I have a day job, yet I easily manage a densely planted 1/4 acre garden producing more food than my family of seven could ever hope to eat. Everything in that garden I start from seed, and many of those seeds must be started inside each year to provide a long enough growing season for the plant. See my promo video for the course for pictures of some of what comes out of my garden every year.

If size is what impresses you, with no special attention (I'm not intentionally trying to grow "contest vegetables") I've had 3-4 lb tomatoes, sweet peppers easily 8 inches in length, pumpkins over 100 lbs, and muskmelons (cantaloupe) in excess of 35 lbs. Many of my tomato plants easily reach 7ft - some even having stems that look like miniature trees.

Starting your seeds inside correctly is the foundation for growing good healthy plants in your garden and having a successful harvest. How you start your seeds inside will help you avoid common gardening problems such as aphids and blossom end rot.

In this course I walk you step by step through the details you need to successfully start seeds inside. I utilize spreadsheets, video lectures, hands on demonstrations, white board sessions, PDF summary points, and pictures showing the principles we're discussing to provide you the details you need to be successful. In addition, I'm available to provide clarification and answer any questions you may have about seed starting inside to help you be successful.

Seed starting inside does not need to be a lot of work, and it doesn't need to be complicated or intimidating. Let me make it easy for you.

Udemy offers a money back guarantee on my course through their website allowing you to try it risk-free.

Sign up now for my course so I can start working with you to enable you to be successful starting seeds inside.

Healthy Cooking, Cleaning, Gardening and Everyday Situations

Lose the back pain, improve posture and stay in shape through a new everyday routine.

Created by Danica Krstajic - Healthy Daily Routine

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Students: 909, Price: $19.99

Students: 909, Price:  Paid

This course is primarily intended for mums and housewives but also for anyone who wants to improve their health and quality of life. The students will get practical advice and will be shown simple exercises that can be easily implemented into their everyday routine. The language used is simple and understandable and the majority of exercises are very easy. If students find some exercises difficult at the beginning they have a choice to choose easier ones and make the combination which suits them the most. The course is divided into sections which cover different chores and everyday situations. Those who are already experiencing back pain will find this course very valuable and beneficial. Anyone interested in health and fitness will find this course inspiring and life-changingThere are no specific requirements or requisites for this course. There is no age limit and no specific level of physical fitness is required.

Bio-Organic Farming & Gardening: GROW Your Own FOOD

IT'S ALL HERE! Soil, Plan/Prep, Compost, Seeds, Plant, Pests, Harvest- GROW Your OWN BioDynamic Organics

Created by im Simpl - Environmental Engineer/Organic Farmer/Builder/Designer

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Students: 896, Price: $44.99

Students: 896, Price:  Paid

        WELCOME TO BIO-ORGANIC FARMING & GARDENING
It's SimPL.

  • How To Farm- Thorough, Simpl, Step-by-Step Organic Farming, utilizing ancient tried-and-true Farming Methods and Rhythms from Cosmos

  • Examples from Ladakh, Thailand, Nepal, Saipan Island, South Korea, all of which can apply to Your Operation.

  • To Grow your Own Food in the most reliable, practical Earth-loving ways possible.

  • When Complemented w/ The Essential BioDynamics course, you create your Formidable Farming Foundation- Synergistic Flow in our own Fields, Windowpots and Backyards.

                             DO YOU LOVE AMAZING FOOD?

This is about sensible easy natural farming, properly timed by Cosmic rhythms. Why should growing food ever be different?

THIS is a complete, in-the-field hands~on intensive- which comes with a lifetime experienced farming coach to answer all your questions....
showing how YOU can take control of your own environment and food supply, simply by growing the highest quality food-
best flavour, highest nutritional content, shortest time, minimal blights & infestations...using BioDynamic Rhythms & the materials you have around you.

~~~~~~~~A Message For These Times~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                        for anyone! everywhere!  who can lift a tool............

FOR THE FIRST TIME in recent memory,
ORGANIC FARMERS are rising to Center Stage
in global importance to their fellow Humans-

AS Health & Wellness is a PRIMAL human concern throughout our precious, abused and damaged Planet-

We stand in the position now, finally-
to provide the highest-quality, highly-valued
and vitally enriching FOOD
,
to a human DEMAND which will continue to RISE
as "conventional", chemical farming continues to FAIL.

WE, as food growers, CAN MAKE PEOPLE STRONGER-
WE CAN MAKE OURSELVES, STRONGER.

Let us all bring the best of Life's Nutrifying Essence
to as many hungry souls as we can!

to this, I say THANK YOU for showing interest in this oft-ignored
yet necessary staple of human life and well-being.
~ thank you ALL, for being here ~

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A Note For Organic Farmers:

The Essential BioDynamics is intended to be taken BEFORE the farming courses, in a logical triad of Cosmos Education, Earth-Care, and Strategic Organic Food Production.

1. The Essential BioDynamics provides The Why- vital details on supportive Cosmic rhythms, delivering the unique potency for
2. Bio-Organic Farming & Gardening which provides The How- a basic foundation of Earth prep and BioDynamic-Organic Food Production, and
3. Living Farm! provides The What- strategizing farm efforts, and suggests practical Options to improve long-term Economics and Community Acceptance for You, The Bio-Organic Farmer.
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Recent UPDATES LOG:

20 Nov 2019- Three new lectures - Observational Soil Analysis, and two cell structure lectures- to bolster the prepp and pre-planting process.

29 March 2020- A NEW Section 4: CONSEQUENCE: Farming Laziness and Disregard was created, and offers organic solutions to repair some of our worst ills regarding FOOD.

13 April 2020- Two new lectures- Organics in the Accidental Forefront, in the course front section, a reprint from the SimPLife YouTube series, Virus Farming Update. ~and~
Changing the "Organic" Game , an offering on changing the heavily-controlled "organic" label.

26 April 2020- A NEW Section 7: Natural Pest Control created,
5 lectures, completed 5 May.
"It's about time!", echo course participants....

These latest additions raise our overall total to 73 LECTURES
and, the day aint over yet.......

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                                           WHAT THEY’RE SAYING:
                               ~testimonials from Course engagers~

Well I have finally finished the course, it has kept me coming back for more and more. I look at piles of leaves and wonder why they havent been collected by a composter, I look at the vast array of tools I have in my garden shed and compare them to im's 2 tools, I think of all the money I have spent on compost, the wasted effort and time spent on my garden to be dissapointed by the results. I am a new man from now on I am going to KEEP THINGS SIMPLE. I am going to compost everything thats suitable and waste nothing. I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and consider it a life changer. Well done im for teaching us SIMPLE is best.”- Vic A.

A great insight to Bio dynamic/organic planting and the instructor's passion to a healthy future can be realized through his efforts in teaching and showing the practical methods. I have learnt a lot through this course and can't wait to try BD methods in my backyard gardening. I would really encourage everyone to try this course who is interested in learning how easy is to have a chemical free garden by just availing what nature has provided us…Thank you Im for all your efforts in spreading your wealth of knowledge and mother earth is proud to have your presence.. :) Good luck in all your future endeavors!!”- Sendhivel A

“Practical and informative, this is really an exciting course. Being made aware of these biodynamic practices and putting them to immediate use, is worth more than pure gold. I am humbled by having received such ancient knowledge at this stage in my life. With gratitude…”- Nancy D.

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This is Ladakhi Organic Farming utilizing BioDynamics (BD), or the cosmic dance which infuses, flows throughout Life on our mother planet. What does that mean.......you simply-
Know how the BD rythmns and calendar guide us into the highest-probability, best-results days for doing everything related to our beautiful farm- or tomatoes in the windowbox- throughout every season.

Everything you need for SimPLy growing your own food- detailed on-site videos, storydocs & infotools, coming to you LIVE from high-desert (himalayan Ladakh), tropical (Thailand) and temperate climes (Korea): planning & creating, planting, nutrifying, watering & cultivation- and of course, the Glorious Harvest.

Not for info-tourists, you will be fairly tested for assured farming results...Career farmers, backyard hobbyists, avid foodies or community leaders, urban or rural, will find this creatively fun & essential!

~ WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE COURSE ~
    EXPERIENCE not required!

Only a willingness for Personal Adventure
The Core Concept here is Self-Reliance: not dependence…

STRIVE for Flight by your own Wings and we'll help you get there!

All pertinent Info & Links will be supplied, to support your Efforts & Research.

Questions? USE your Instructor to FILL IN what is missing!

FarmField needs: A piece of Land is ideal, otherwise multiple Containers work just fine...

Soil Builder needs: Organic Materials such as local manures, dried grasses or grains; vegetable Scraps from kitchen, restaurant or yard

Water needs: Natural water supply (river, stream, canal) or water mains (piped-in supply, hose etc)

The Bio-Farmer's BEST TOOL List:
    a BioDynamics Calendar (free online, links provided)
    A Sturdy Farming Hoe, a hand Digger or Trowel, a Bucket or two
    Experienced Clothing: Gloves, Sunhat, long-sleeved cotton Shirt, tough bare Feet, old Shoes
    BUDDIES to help you have FUN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (group projects are always BEST)
    ....and a SMILE                       

VITAL:
At any time, if something does not make sense to you, or you have a
particular situation to ask about- USE this course as an info-forum! ASK ANY
and EVERY QUESTION in course discussions, so others may benefit,
in addition to yourself. 

In this indirect way, you are thus also helping to teach, or direct, the course.
have fun with this!

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Sensible
integrated
multiplicity   for
Practical
Living

Build a PVC Drip Irrigation System for your Garden

Learn all you will need to know to improve your vegetable gardening by adding a PVC Drip system to water your plants

Created by Rick Stone - Expert Gardener

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Students: 818, Price: $19.99

Students: 818, Price:  Paid

This may be the most useful garden video you have ever watched!!  Learn how to make your own PVC drip irrigation system for your garden.

*** August 2018 Update - This course now has 26 minutes of new content including a new section on using a PVC drip system in raised beds!!

If you have ever considered adding a drip irrigation system to your vegetable garden, this is the year!!  With drought conditions over a large portion of the country, now is the time to cut your water usage and improve the quality of your vegetable garden!

Learn everything you need to know to get your own PVC drip irrigation system up and running this season.

Drip irrigation systems promote strong healthy plants, save time and resources in your garden and they save a ton of water!!  PVC based systems are easy to build, very flexible and much less expensive than other types of drip systems.

Master Gardener Rick Stone takes you through the process of building a PVC drip system. He covers all you need to know to get started.  In this class you will learn:

  • Why you should choose a PVC system over the other systems out there.

  • How to build your system, including cutting pipe, drilling holes,  and the hardware you will need.

  • How to create a main line water distribution system that will make it easy to get water to each of your garden beds

  • What size of PVC pipe is best for your garden.

  • Where and how many water holes will you need for the different types of crops.

  • How to attach your drip system to a rain water collection system!

  • Tricks on making your system very flexible and easily reconfigured for each year in your garden.

With almost 90 minutes of content you will learn every detail of what you need to do to get this PVC drip system up and running in your garden.  And of course this video comes with a full 30 day money back guarantee.  If for any reason you are not satisfied with this class you can have a full refund!  Buy it now, as the price will be going up in only a few months!!

A quick warning for those of you who's garden has a slope.  PVC drip systems don't deal well with big changes in slope in a garden.  Slopes cause uneven water pressure in the pipes and you will have some areas getting too much water and others not enough.  So if you garden is on a hill side or drops more than 2 or 3 inches over 50 feet you may want to consider a different watering option. 

Houseplants 101: A Beginners Guide to Indoor Gardening

Learn how to grow your own jungle at home and stop being afraid of houseplants!

Created by Tyler Welsh - Entrepreneur & Gardener

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Students: 663, Price: $34.99

Students: 663, Price:  Paid

Want to learn more about houseplants?  Have a bad track record of killing plants? Not sure how to care for different types of plants? Houseplants 101 is the course for you.

Whether you are growing your plant collection to 50 or just starting out with your first houseplant, our Houseplants 101 course will shape you into a confident, comfortable houseplant parent.  Our course is structured to cover a wide range of topics, from the basics of plant structure, to fighting off pestiferous bugs!

At Dublin Indoor Gardeners we are passionate about plants, design and sharing our knowledge. Specifically, we have held over 100 gardening workshops, corporate events and design consulting engagements.  We look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience to help you become a confident, comfortable houseplant parent!

Butterfly Gardening: Attract North American Pollinators

Learn to provide what butterflies need!

Created by Jessica McAtee - Butterfly Conservationist, Semi-Digital Nomad, Tiny Houser

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Students: 470, Price: $24.99

Students: 470, Price:  Paid

In a technology-crazed, fast-paced, stressed-out and over-stimulated culture, a butterfly garden is a sweet oasis of serenity. 

Did you know there are butterflies in your neighborhood you can attract?

Connecting to nature has been proven to offer health, healing and calming effects, and it's practically free!

This quick and fun course is designed to introduce you to the miracles in the natural world. 

We have hundreds of butterflies flying in North America. This course lists ten of the most common, and explains what you must do to invite them to your garden! 

Follow the easy, yet, specific "Take Action" steps at the end of each section to create a butterfly habitat in your outdoor space. 

You will be amazed.

You will be free to observe the stages of their life, watch them emerge and finally, you will learn how to give a butterfly to a friend!

This course is taught by a passionate butterfly hobbyist, turned obsessed, eh, I mean, Professional. Jessica studied entomology and horticulture at the University of Florida and spends her time outside with butterflies any chance she gets. Her life is much richer because of it.

Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Gardening in Cold Climates

You Can Grow Vegetables and Flowers in a Short Season

Created by Maria Janowiak - Gardener and Woodland Professional

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Students: 380, Price: $29.99

Students: 380, Price:  Paid

Hello fellow gardeners! This course is designed to help beginning gardeners get started and successfully grow flowers, vegetables, and other plants. So whether you’ve just bought your first house, have decided to try out a new hobby, or are interested in growing plants for a profit, this course will cover the fundamentals that you need to grow healthy and vibrant plants.

The course is designed for people living in colder climates, but this doesn't mean that you have to live in the Arctic! When it comes to gardening, a cold climate includes any place where the winter temperatures are below freezing for at least a few months of the year. This includes much of the northern part of the North America, from the northern Rockies through the Midwest to the Northeast in the United States. Besides the United States and Canada, there are lots of places with cold climates in Europe, Asia, and even parts of the southern hemisphere. In this course, we'll focus on working with the growing season where you live. This will ensure that you master the basics, and provide you with a foundation for moving onto more advanced topics like season extension.

The gardening fundamentals covered in the course curriculum will cover everything you need to know to get started, from understanding your growing space to preparing the soil and planting your garden. Several sections contain worksheets that will help you to assess your garden needs and create plans that are most well-suited to your goals and lifestyle. Additional resources are also provided to explore certain topics in more detail and provide how-to demonstrations.

Outdoor Gardening

Online bootcamp for beginner gardeners.

Created by Melissa Palamar - Landscape Designer & Business Owner

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Students: 203, Price: $19.99

Students: 203, Price:  Paid

Learn all the fundamental basics to become an expert level gardener! Dive into plant biology and soil sciences. Understand pruning methods and the different styles of gardening. Learn about shade gardens, pollinator gardens and how to maintain a deer-resistant garden. Discover how planning, maintenance, and good watering habits help you to achieve the professional look without the high cost!

Aquaponic System Farming and Gardening Design Course

Crash Course: Study, design and build your own aquaponics system, farm or garden, grow plants and fish together!

Created by Sushant Madaan - Aquaponic Farming

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Students: 161, Price: $24.99

Students: 161, Price:  Paid

Welcome to the course of aquaponic farming! and learn about intriguing concepts combining aquaculture (raising fish in captivity) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil).

The course is based on my learnings that I gained while studying scattered information on aquaponics from various sources and implementing it in my project “Urban Kheti”. The project successfully made its mark in India as first-of-its-farm in North India, featured in short documentary on aquaponics by Down to Earth,available of YouTube titled “Aquaponics can be a profitable agriculture technique for Indian Farmers”. The project also featured on various international and national news platforms such as The Times of India, The Hindu, Punjab Kesari,Dainik Jagran, Better India, Hortidaily etc.

The lectures in this tutorial are in the form of Audio/Presentation mashup. What that means is that you will see a video of power point slides with my voice over. You don’t have to do anything – the slides will appear at the right time with right concepts.

The course will provide you with basic understanding in following topics and encourage you to innovate and build your own system:

- Introduction to aquaponics

- Water Chemistry

- Aquaponic components

- Design of fish tank, mechanical filter, biofilter, sump and hydroponic systems

- Management of farm and troubleshoot of problems and solutions.

The lectures will end with some handy literature and useful resources as you embark on an aquaponic journey.

Gardening 101: Step by Step From Dream to Harvest!

Learn core concepts and practical skills to transform your yard or community garden plot into a productive wonderland.

Created by ERay G - Organic Farming Educator and Permaculture Designer

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Students: 140, Price: $19.99

Students: 140, Price:  Paid

This is the gardening course is the first step for everyone that has ever wanted to dig their hands into the rich Earth and produce healthy, fresh vegetables, beautiful flowers and herbs, if they only knew where to start.

For the basic DIY fresh, organic, vegetable gardener under construction, this course is the start-from-scratch primer for anyone that wants to grow their own tomatoes or anything else. If you have a new community garden plot waiting to be planted but don't know where to start, this is it!

Here you will find detailed explanations that break the fundamental concepts of expert gardening down into basics that are easy to understand and apply. With video lectures, illustrations and links to other resources for further reading, this course opens the door to the world of gardening for the true beginner.

Take this course if you have two weeks, a weedy patch of dirt or a sunny window ledge, and a desire to have a relationship with the magic of life that also feeds us!

Easy Gardening : Grow Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers at Home!

Learn to grow your own Vegetables, Flowers and Herbs in your backyard or in your own home!

Created by Mitchell Bouchard - B.S, Host @RedCapeLearning 415,000 + Students

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Students: 100, Price: Free

Students: 100, Price:  Free

Do you want to learn all about Gardening

Perhaps you want to grow Tomatoes? Grow Herbs? or Flowers?

If you said yes, this is the perfect course to learn Gardening!

In this course you will learn how to get started with Gardening. We will teach you all about the soil, seeds, water and other garden tools needed to build your own garden! 

Enrol now and get instant access to:

  • 30 + Minutes of Video Content

  • Custom Workbook PDF

  • Premium Instructor support

  • Lifetime updates to the class

How does the course work?

Jump right in and begin watching videos on growing your own plants! Chanel has been growing produce and selling it at local farmers markets for the past 10 years! In this course you will be thrilled to learn gardening tips and Tricks!

In the beginning of the course we will go over the basic tools needed and towards the end of the gardening course you will be able to plant Veggies, Herbs and Flowers!

Who is your course instructor?

This course is led by Mitchell Bouchard (Founder of Red Cape Learning ) and Chanel Bouchard (Course Instructor)who have reached over 425,000 Students combined on Udemy.

Are you ready to start growing Vegetables?

We're so excited that you're here reading this course description, and know that once you enroll you won't regret it.

Click that enroll button and start Groeing Vegetables today!

Introduction to Horticultural therapy

Learn the power of nature

Created by Lucia Bukova - Garden Designer

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Students: 92, Price: $79.99

Students: 92, Price:  Paid

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SUBJECT OF HORTICULTURAL THERAPY AND IT'S CONTEXT. IT EXPLAINS HOW AN INDIVIDUAL CAN ENGAGE IN HORTICULTURE AND GARDENING AS A THERAPY.

A GUIDE FOR SUCCEEDING IN HORTICULTURAL THERAPY EVEN IF YOU ARE A COMPLETE BEGINNER!

An introductory and comprehensive course in horticultural therapy to launch your new career. The Introduction to Horticultural therapy course is uniquely tailored and designed to prepare you for a career in the industry. This course combines academic and creative skills in a relatively short format. Throughout the course you will be trained to think like a horticultural therapist, as well as expand your knowledge.

HT offers positive and rewarding experiences for the program participants, therapists and those who come into contact with the growing environment. People that are involved in these programs intuitively know the many benefits and joys that come from connecting with nature, because there is a deeper pull that attracts us towards it. In this course you will learn the objectives and principles that are essential for developing a horticultural program.   

So, GET THE COURSE NOW to take advantage of this.

COMPLETE SATISFACTION OR YOUR MONEY BACK!

I’d like to remind you that when you buy this course, your purchase is RISK-FREE!

Either you’re satisfied, or you get your money back. By the way, I’m convinced that this is the best course on the topic you’ll be able to find online, because it’s the result of knowldge and experience, and is taught by a professional!

Organic Container Gardening, The Indian Way

Learn how to grow your own food in containers in a sustainable and efficient manner using waste, the Indian way

Created by Prabal Mallick - Founder of Organic Terrace, Artist and Author

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Students: 73, Price: $34.99

Students: 73, Price:  Paid

With rising population, decreasing agricultural productivity and heavy use of chemicals in farming, the access to safe and nutritious food is getting harder by the day; especially so in urban areas. This has made growing your own fresh veggies and herbs a necessity, but it is limited by the space one has. However when you grow food using containers, you can easily overcome space limitation and grow fresh food almost anywhere. This course gives you the relevant knowledge and sets you in the right direction to start your own food garden and make it sustainable to productive for years to come.

It starts with an introduction to organic agriculture and container gardening followed by various considerations one needs to make before starting one's garden. These garden design principles are often ignored by beginners leading to monumental failures later on. Then one learns everything about gardening from preparing containers, mixing potting soil and making organic fertilizers to composting, pest management and even how to water correctly. This course is not just about demonstrations and how to do things. It is also about why you do them and this knowledge will guide you throughout your gardening journey long after the course is over.

The course is presented in a structured and clear manner and is for everyone from beginners to experts who want to make their container food gardens productive, efficient, balanced and sustainable.

And by the way, you get a free e-book 'Organic Urban Farming The Indian Way', which covers everything taught in this video course and more in written form. You also get a free guide to grow common vegetables and herbs. Along with these supplements  this course becomes comprehensive and well rounded.

Basics of Therapeutic Horticulture

Learn about the basic concepts of Therapeutic Horticulture and its application

Created by Dioworking Now - We Make Learning Easy

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Students: 65, Price: $39.99

Students: 65, Price:  Paid

This is an introduction course to the basic concepts of Therapeutic Horticulture and its application. Learners will be introduced to the basic types of horticultural practices such as viticulture, floriculture, arboriculture, etc.. Learners will find out what therapeutic horticulture is  and how  gardening can be used as a form of theory. In particular, learners will learn what the Biophilia Theory is and be introduced to the benefits of horticulture. Learners will be taught how therapeutic horticulture can be used as a means of rehabilitation and care. In addition, learners will be shown how gardening can be adapted to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Lastly, learners will be introduced to the factors in designing therapeutic gardens.

Vegetable Gardening 101

Learn How to Grow Great Tasting Vegetables

Created by Robert Pavlis - Instructor in all things gardening

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Students: 31, Price: $49.99

Students: 31, Price:  Paid

Do you hate the taste of store bought tomatoes?

Do you want to grow your own nutritious food?

Do you want to learn how to garden?

If you answered yes to these questions then this course is for you.

This course will guide you through the process of creating a new vegetable garden and show you how to buy and grow seeds for that garden. It will walk you through every step needed to grow the 10 best vegetables for new gardeners.

I am a big believer in learning the "WHY" and not just the "HOW". I'll not only show you what I do, but also explain why I am doing it. Once you understand the why, the how becomes so much easier to learn and understand.

THIS COURSE WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING:

  • Planning and selecting a garden style; on the ground, raised beds or in containers.

  • Selecting the best seeds and getting them growing in side for an early start to the season.

  • I'll show you how and when to plant seedlings and seeds outside.

  • We'll discuss various techniques; crop rotation, companion planting, using trellis.

  • Have a detailed look at growing each of 10 popular vegetables.

At the end of the season you will have a table full of fresh vegetables.

I SHARE A LIFE TIME OF EXPERIENCE

The information in this course is an accumulation of professional training and over 40 years of practical experience. I'll not only give you the technical information, but I will also provide you with my personal insights. You will learn things that took me a lifetime to learn by trial and error.

WHY YOU SHOULD ENROLL TODAY

If you are still reading this page, you have a desire to eat better quality food and are willing to grow it. The only thing holding you back is a lack of knowledge and perhaps a bit of fear of the unknown. It is time to take the plunge and enter a new chapter in your garden travels.

I guarantee that I will simplify the whole process and break it down into manageable steps that you can easily learn.

But this will only happen if you take the first step - Start the course today.

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR SUCCESS

See you inside!

Robert