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Garden Organic: The free online course

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Take your sustainable gardening skills to the next level with the help of knowledgeable and experienced instructors. Our FREE online, on-demand ORGANIC GARDENING COURSE offers 6 lessons, downloadable course materials, quizzes and book club discussions to help you learn new techniques and test your knowledge.
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Diane Miessler

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Healthy Soil Isn’t Rocket Science

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Diane will show you…
  • How compost can increase the life in your soil
  • How to make compost
  • Step-by-step instructions for making compost tea
  • How does a soil test work?
About Diane…

Certified permaculture designer and lifelong gardener, Diane Miessler is also the author of Grow Your Soil!: Harness the Power of the Soil Food Web to Create Your Best Garden Ever (Storey Publishing, 2020).

Dan Jason

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The Essentials of Seed Saving

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Dan will show you…
  • How to gather seeds of heirloom flowers and vegetables
  • How to clean and store seeds
  • Find out how growing heirloom seeds helps preserve plant biodiversity
  • Tips for starting seeds indoors
About Dan…

Founder of the heritage seed company Salt Spring Seeds in British Columbia, Canada, Dan Jason is also the author of Saving Seeds: A Home Gardener’s Guide to Preserving Plant Biodiversity (Harbour Publishing, 2020).

Kim Eierman

How to Create a Pollinator Victory Garden

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Kim will show you…
  • Why native plants are important to pollinators
  • How to create a pollinator pathway
  • Surprising facts about unusual pollinators
  • 10 tips for a thriving pollinator victory garden
About Kim…

Founder of EcoBeneficial and environmental horticulturist, Kim Eierman is also the author of The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening (Quarto Publishing, 2020).

Alan Branhagen

Why Native Plants Matter: Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden

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Alan will show you…
  • How to assess the home landscape for invasive plants
  • Why oak are trees so important to plant
  • How to integrate native and non-native plants into the garden
  • How climate change makes plant ranges more dynamic
About Alan…

Director of Operations at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Alan Branhagen is also the author of The Midwest Native Plant Primer (Timber Press, 2020).

David Mizejewski

How to Attract Birds, Bees, Butterflies and Other Wildlife to Your Garden

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David will show you…
  • The four essential elements for a wildlife-friendly garden
  • The difference between native bees and European honeybees
  • Why insects are vital to nesting birds
  • How to certify a garden as a Wildlife Habitat Garden
About David…

A naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation and co-host of NatGeo WILD’s prime time television series Pet Talk, David Mizejewski is also the author of Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife (Fox Chapel, 2019).

Kelly Norris

Designing an Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden

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Kelly will show you…
  • Why meadow gardens matter right now
  • How to think about plant communities
  • How to make a home garden more resilient
  • Ways to make a garden more sustainable
About Kelly…

The former director of horticulture and education for the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens, Kelly Norris is also the author of, most recently, New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden (Cool Springs Press, 2021).