These 7 Keys will help you to harness the power of nature to make gardening easy and economical. Sun, Soil, Sprinklers, Seasons, Sustenance, Seeds and a Simple Strategy…When you get all of these factors right, they equal Sustainable Surplus!
Why sustainable? Because so much of what people do in the garden is unsustainable.
Tilling and turning the soil with backbreaking effort once or twice a year? UNSUSTAINABLE. Repeatedly buying expensive soil amendments at the nursery? UNSUSTAINABLE. Spending time and energy on a garden that doesn’t produce? UNSUSTAINABLE (and no fun, either!)
We're going to stop these unsustainable gardening activities once and for all and clear up the myths and misconceptions that have lead us down the wrong path.
First, we're going to discuss what it means to "grow organically". Again, no complicated or time-consuming systems here: You'll learn how to grow food that tastes great, is as fresh as it can possibly be, and is free of harmful chemicals and GMOs.
Secondly, we’ll create a garden that is as self-sustaining as possible, and that produces more than we put into it.
Finally, we'll learn how to fit gardening into our busy schedules and how to grow lots of food in just minutes a day. You see, many of the gardening techniques that have been taught or that have been handed down to us have turned out to be wrong.
Remember being told that you had to do turn the soil and add fertilizer every year to prepare a garden? Or that your garden had to be laid out in rows? No weeds or bugs allowed! WRONG.
There's actually a much easier, cheaper, more efficient way to garden that results in bigger and better harvests every year! I'm going to teach you exactly how to do this so you'll have fresh food on the table every night and more cash in your pocket.
Plus, I'm going to share with you additional "garden hacks" that will save you time and money and solve many of your gardening challenges.
Get Your Garden Growing in 7 Weeks with Easy Action Steps!
I'm going to show you how to get started on the path to growing food in 7 weeks. This is an action-oriented program focused on lasting, sustainable results.
You're going to start implementing the Action Steps on Day 1, taking simple but extremely impactful steps that will build on each other week by week.
By Class 2, you'll already feel more empowered to design and grow your own garden.
By Class 4, you will have more gardening knowledge than many conventional gardeners using outmoded techniques. And you will begin to see how the produce of an organic garden can add up to much more value than the amount of time, effort and money that you put into it.
By Class 7, you'll have the tools and motivation to grow your own food, and you may even have your garden up and growing! You might be on the cusp of your first harvest. And you will be on your way to producing more delicious fruits, veggies, herbs and greens than you ever thought possible!
Here's What You'll Get:
1. 7 Online Classes
In 7 classes, I'll teach everything you need to know to be a successful home gardener. All classes are recorded and can be taken at your own pace.
Class 1: Sun & Shade
Sunlight is free and abundant! Find out how to position your garden to MAXIMIZE fruit and vegetable yields, which angles of the sun will SUPER-CHARGE veggie production, how and when to apply shade or frost protection.
Class 2: Creating Healthy Soil
Healthy soil = healthy, robust plants. Discover what type of soil you have in your own backyard and how to improve it WITHOUT buying expensive bagged products at the nursery or doing any back-breaking work. Avoid common gardening mistakes that harm soil and plant growth, and what to do to BOOST garden production year after year.
Class 3: Water
Get all of your watering questions answered, including how often and how long to water your garden. Discover the SECRET of watering the soil, and not the plants themselves, and how to know if you are watering enough. Don’t be fooled by plants that appear to need water, but really don’t! And apply water at the right time of day to improve your garden’s health and SAVE MONEY on your water bill.
Class 4: Seasons
Understand which plants love cold weather and which thrive in the heat, as well as how temperature and day length affect seed germination, flowering and fruiting. Identify the IDEAL time to plant, which will maximize your garden potential, and easy ways to extend your growing season.
Class 5: Seeds and Transplants
Discover the wonder of the tiny powerhouses called seeds, how to grow and collect them, and the amazing, and OFTEN OVERLOOKED, ways that seeds can improve your garden production over time.4
Class 6: Sustenance
What do plants eat? Explore the nutritional needs of plants, and what specific nutrients do. Discover how chemical fertilizers actually hinder plants from getting the nutrition that they need, and how to feed plants using free materials that you probably already have at home. Identify common nutrient deficiencies and how to remedy them.
Class 7: Strategies
Exponentially improve the efficiency and productivity of your garden and eliminate wasted effort by using a few easy planning and preparation techniques. Discover how to plant ONCE and harvest for years!
2. Weekly downloadable content in the Urban Farm U Member Site.
You will receive a special login where you can view all of your course content. In addition to the 7 classes, you will find videos, webinar links, PDFs, plus lists of books and other programs that will enhance your experience and provide next steps. You can expect recommended readings for every class, plus resources, videos and PDFs on everything covering rainwater & greywater, drip tape/drip systems, frost protection, cool vs. warm season crops, starting seeds vs transplanting, natural pest control, soil pH, protecting your plants from diseases, and lots more.
3. Access to the Private Urban Farm U Facebook Group
There, you'll be able to tap into an online community of urban farmers just like yourself, both new and seasoned. This is a place to ask for advice or guidance, post garden photos and converse with fellow food-growers.
4. Periodic LIVE "Garden Chat" Q&A Sessions
Do you sometimes wish you had an experienced gardener in your pocket? A friend that you can call up to ask those questions that pop into your head while you are elbow deep in the garden soil? Your enrollment includes periodic live Q&A sessions with expert urban farmers Jake Mace and Greg Peterson.
5. Bonus Videos
Bonus Video 1: Right Plant, Right Place, Right Time
Garden and landscape planning can be a daunting activity. But when you know the principles, it’s easy! This webinar will show you how to analyse your property and the questions to ask before breaking ground. Learn how to select the best place for your garden, and how to make use of various sectors in your landscape. Discover how including native and adapted plants can make a more productive garden with less work. Explore plant ‘guilds’ and how they support a thriving garden. By placing your gardens and plants in the right place at the right time, you can create a beautiful landscape that maximizes production and minimizes effort.
Bonus Video 2: Intro to Edible Landscaping
It is really easy to transform your landscape from one that is not productive to one that can help feed your family. In this special webinar we will cover the 4 most important things to know to begin your transition from a yard that you can’t eat to one that provides breakfast, lunch and dinner!!! It just takes thinking differently about what you plant in your yard. (Start with – NEVER planting anything you can’t eat.) Once the new ways of thinking and systems are in place – growing your own edible landscape is a cinch.
Bonus Video 3: Chickens from “Scratch”: Keeping Happy Hens in the City
Want to take your urban farming to the next level with animals? Chickens are a great place to start, and in this video you’ll learn how chickens are an asset to a sustainable farm, how to choose breeds, where to buy them, how to feed them, and tips and tricks for raising and caring for them.
Plus, many more bonus videos throughout the course!
6. Loads of extra resources
In your member site, there is an entire page dedicated to extra resources to ensure your gardening success, including videos of “instant gardens” that you can emulate in your own yard, garden planning resources, planting calendars for all locations, where to get good seeds, container gardening articles, and more.