The Gift That Keeps Growing:
Order today and get:
• FREE Bamboo Plant Labels
• 2 x FREE Garden Planning Sessions
* Limited Time Offer (350$ USD value for 99$ USD/130$ CAD till Dec 24th, 2022. The course begins March 31st, 2023.
** Can add the name of the gift recipient at course checkout
"Becoming a DirtMagician"
Beginner Home Vegetable Gardening Course
- Course begins March 31st, 2023 -
Becoming a DirtMagician is a 14-module step-by-step course to teach you how to grow food at home. The course gives you the right information at the right time in the growing season.
What's Included if I Pre-Order the Course for 99$ USD?
$200 USD value
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$99 USD (or 130$ CAD) (72% Off)
1) Course includes:
14 modules video course
Each video is visually captivating and stunning (like the discovery channel!)
Each module explains the science of growing food
Downloadable lesson notes and worksheets to amplify learning
On-demand video lessons
Lifetime access to the video, notes and interactive class
Course taught by an experienced urban farmer and soil scientist Bri Thompson
Small interactive bi-weekly garden circles to learn with other students
Bi-weekly Q&A with our vegetable gardening coach
Flexible classes - join and learn when and where you like
Access on your mobile, PC, Mac or laptop
Certificate of completion
2) 20 Bamboo Plant Labels
3) Two Free Garden Planning sessions with our garden coach (in a small group)
First session - 60-minute session to learn how to make a garden plan for your spring, summer, and winter garden
Second session - Join a 60-minute LIVE Q&A and get personalized feedback on your garden plan
* Limited time offer till December 24, 2022
*Can add the name of the gift recipient at course checkout
Take a Sneak Peak
Growing Indoors, Part 1: Conditions for Seed Germination
- Dee Duca
“Becoming a dirtmagician is so well designed and visually stunning. It makes me feel like I’m watching a discovery channel show on growing food! The course is also simple and easy to understand. I loved how they laid out the science behind why things work. I was just throwing seeds in the ground for many years and if things failed I didn’t know why they failed. Learning the why was really empowering as a food gardener!”
- Keith Stoute
“I had grown food for a year and many of my vegetables failed or didn’t have great yield. When I took the course, I had so many “aha” moments right from the first module. I was making lots of rookie mistakes like overwatering, growing my tomatoes in part shade, growing lettuce in full sun which caused my lettuce to bolt. I made some simple changes during the garden planning session and had a very successful growing year. I also joined the bi-weekly garden circles and found learning from other gardeners and their experiences was very valuable in accelerating my own learning”
Join Keith and Dee in the DirtMagicians community
*Can add the name of the gift recipient at course checkout
How is This Course Different?
Step-by-Step Food Growing Journey
This self-paced visually stunning 14-module course takes you step-by-step as you grow food at home organically. Lifetime access to the course enables you to revisit all modules and worksheets at your time and pace.
Learn in an Online Community
Connect with other gardeners on bi-weekly optional garden circles held on zoom for 12 weeks. This enables you to share your failures and successes. Also, learn tips and tricks from the community.
Q&A with Garden Coach
Post all of your gardening questions in the community. On a bi-weekly basis, our garden coach Bri, will answer any of your vegetable gardening questions and help you troubleshoot any issues.
Your Garden Coach
Bri Thompson | Soil Scientist and Urban Farmer
For me, growing food is pure magic!
I have a Master's Degree in Land and Water systems with a focus on urban soils for vegetable production. I've had the privilege of studying and working across a variety of institutions in the sustainable agriculture space. Over the last 10 years, I have worked at a university, farm practicums, a sustainable biotech company and for a government department of agriculture. These last few years I have been working as an urban farmer, growing delicious and organic vegetables in people’s backyards in large quantities.
Now I am here at DirtMagicians to help you succeed in growing food. I love helping vegetable gardeners experience the joy of growing their own organic food and can’t wait to be your garden coach on this magical journey!
Benefits of Our Beginner,
Home Food Gardening Course
The right education helps turn a black thumb into a green one. Knowing what your vegetable plants need is the key to success. We give you the basics and the science to help you troubleshoot why things fail in your garden
Grow Healthy, Organic Food for your Family
When done right, garden vegetables grown organically are tastier and healthier than store-bought with less contamination. Grow the rainbow with your kids and they are more likely to eat veggies that they have grown.
Connecting on a daily to a green space helps reduce anxiety, depression, isolation and stress management. Microbes in the soil help develop a stronger immune system and the minerals from your organic veggies is great for your health!
Connect with Community
Learning with and from others in a safe community of like-minded food-growers makes the experience of growing food more joyful and less intimidating. Knowing you are not alone and have a support group can really help you succeed at growing food!
While the first year of gardening is certainly an investment from education to supplies, it pays for itself in the years to come. Food prices are rising, being able to grow some of your own organic vegetables and leafy greens will help lower your grocery bill in the long run
Learn how to grow a healthy ecosystem with pollinator-friendly flowers that supports the rapidly dwindling populations of bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. When it comes to pest management, we teach you how to work with nature instead of battle against it.
What You Will Learn
- Course Outline -
Beginner Vegetable Gardening Course
Module 1: Welcome to the Course:
Learn about our vision for DirtMagicians, the community we hope to build and understand what you can expect in the modules to come.
Module 2: Seasons in the Garden
Learn about how daylight and temperature impact how we grow our vegetables, when to grow different types of vegetables and the differences between cold tolerant and heat loving vegetables.
Module 3: Plant Hardiness Zones
Learn what a plant hardiness zone is, why it’s important to you as gardener and how to find out what yours is
Module 4: Living Earth Narrative
Learn from Lori Snyder, an indigenous, Metis herbalist about how we can learn reciprocity and other wisdom from our indigenous elders. We take food from the garden and in reciprocity tend to the bees, butterflies, earthworms, soil and pollinators.
Module 5: Growing Requirements: Sunlight, Water, Soil and Temperature
How your plant’s growing requirements impact how you design and plan your garden. Additionally, learn how to prep your garden for planting and how to water correctly!
Module 6: Garden Planning
All the resources you’ll need to make an effective garden plan. We make garden planning as simple as possible!
Module 7: How to Start Seeds Indoors
Let’s plant seeds indoors and learn how to meet all the requirements: soil, light, water etc.
Module 8: Seeding, Transplanting and Thinning Outside!
It’s time to get planting in your raised bed or garden bed! You will learn how to properly seed, transplant and thin!
Module 9: Creating a Victory Garden for Pollinators
How to create a garden that feeds you and your family and also the bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and ladybugs
Module 10: Organically Managing Veggie Garden Pests
Learn how to companion plant different flowers and herbs to help attract predators of garden pests. This module lays out organic methods of pest control
Module 11: Know All About Your Garden Soil
Very few gardeners know anything about soil health even though it’s the foundation of a healthy garden long term. Understand how to keep your soil healthy by improving soil structure, nutrition and reducing heavy metals.
Module 12: Pruning Tomatoes and Cucumbers
Learn to prune tomatoes and cucumbers to maximize the harvest!
Module 13: Managing Diseases
Understand what conditions plant diseases like, how to prevent diseases in your vegetables and how to identify a disease
Module 14: Fall Garden Maintenance
All gardens need protection against the harsh winter conditions and most gardeners don’t protect their gardens over the winter months. Learn how to protect your soil and your veggie garden so that you have an abundant harvest the following year.
Who Should Take This Course
Gardening is a task that can engage both you and your little ones. Connecting your children to the land eating berries, tomatoes and beans right off the bushes is so special and a one of a kind experience. The course has activities that you can do with your children in the garden and have a delicious learning experience together
Brand New Gardeners
You have thought about growing food for a long time and don’t know where to start or the process seems overwhelming. You tried growing green onions in water on your kitchen counter or had a small basil plant in your window. If this is you- then the course is perfect for you. We take you all the way to the absolute basics and SHOW you as we teach you with a student in one of their gardens.
'Trial & Error' Gardeners
You have been growing for a few years with some success, but you’re not sure why things fail when they do. In the course, we take you back to the basics to understand the science of plants, their growing requirement and the science of soil so that you go from trial and error to knowing exactly what you are doing. Knowledge is power!
The DirtMagician Mindset
DirtMagicians are those brave enough to put a seed in the soil and watch it grow. Growing food is a powerful life skill that gives you a sense of security. DirtMagicians want to nurture the land and gain the ability to feed themselves (in a small or a big way depending on their growing space). We are a community that wants to connect over growing food and learn how to create growing spaces that feed ourselves, our families, our bees, butterflies, ladybugs, and MAYBE if their lucky, our neighbors too!
I’m ready to be a DirtMagician!
**Can add the name of the gift recipient at course checkout