What Being A DirtMagician Means
Food Growing Program
Online Program: 30+ hours of Step by step online learning that will take you from seed to table, no matter how new to gardening you are.
Community Access: ask questions, get inspired, stay accountable, and learn tips and tricks,
Q&A: Weekly 1 hour live Q&A with our resident garden expert.
100% Money Back Guarantee
All DirtMagician Programs are backed with a 30-day money back guarantee.
Your Garden Coaches
Soil Science | Sustainability
Hi DirtMagicians! For me, growing food is pure magic! With a Masters in Soil Science I've had the privilege of working across a variety of institutions in the sustainable agriculture space, over the last 10 years, including a university, farm practicums, and as a government consultant. Now, I work as an urban farmer, growing delicious and organic vegetables in people’s backyards to help bring food security to low income families and support helpful organisms (like bees).
I love helping others experience the joy of growing food and can’t wait to be your garden coach on this magical journey!
Organic Foods | Permaculture
I am an avid gardener and small scale organic farmer. I started with changing my family’s diet to organic foods and medicines and later became certified in permaculture (a balanced eco system approach to food and the wellbeing of all living beings, promoting diversity). Recently, I started in small scale organic agriculture to increase my skills in areas of soil nourishment, organic pest management, along with many other key areas in the process. I’m looking forward to working with you!
Why Become A DirtMagician
Learning to grow food empowers you to understand the fundamentals of how to nourish yourself, your family and teaches you a skill that you can’t lose. In an unpredictable world, the back to the basics skills are immensely valuable & tasty.
Gardening and being a part of a community have amazing physical and mental health benefits. Connecting with a green space and other people helps reduce anxiety, depression, isolation and helps with stress management. Plus it's great physical exercise too!
The price of everything is increasing. Why not grow a few organic vegetables in your space (containers on balconies, backyards, front-yards, terraces) and remove that line item on your grocery bills?
Taste & Nutrition
When done right, food you grow in your space, is far more delicious and nutrient dense compared to food that has been grown for travel and sold on grocery stores shelves.
Learning with and from others in a safe community of like minded food-growers, makes the experience more joyful and less intimidating.
Agriculture can be a source of so many environmental issues globally. When done right in our yards, growing food in a bio-diverse way can be part of a solution to many environmental issues.
These are the most ideal growing locations, based on our current growing programs. However, our programs are a useful resource no matter where on earth your garden resides.
We truly believe that anyone can be a gardener. We've seen new gardeners blossom from the most unlikely people and places. The most delicious, healthy, and natural fruits, veggies and herbs await you! All it takes to grow your own vegetable, herb or fruit garden is soil, seeds, water, light, and a little magic. DirtMagicians was formed to bring that magic right to you in the form of education, community and shared experiences. Join our community and learn how to grow tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, spinach, strawberries, blueberries, potatoes, carrots, squash and many many more. Not only that but every fruit, vegetable or herb that you grow means more food on people's plates in less wealthy countries and fewer emissions from trucks, planes and trains transporting your food thousands of miles to get to you. You will become a true garden superhero just by growing at home.
Let's be real for a moment, the world is a very uncertain place right now and everyone's mental health has been put to the test. Ever-increasing grocery bills, uncertainty in supply chains, a climate crisis and soil concerns have put more and more anxiety, stress and uncertainty around our food! Luckily though, there's a rather simple solution to help you reconnect with nature, help increase food sovereignty and relieve some pressure on our supply chains... grow food at home. All you need is a backyard, balcony, or home that gets some light.
Imagine, all of the backyards, balconies and homes that currently just have resource-intense lawns (or nothing at all). There are over 140 million housing units in North America. Of which there are 90 million single-family homes with yards. Imagine a huge portion of those with beautiful, lush gardens that are growing bountiful food for the household and community. You can eat what you grow, or put it out to the community. One garden makes a difference, but the faster the word spreads about DirtMagicians, the more we can do to help people and the planet thrive again. We can all do our part to shift our backyards away from resource-intense monocrops, back to biodiverse habitats that produce bountiful rewards. Even balconies can have 10-30 vegetable or fruit plants and we can start to see our cities shift to more nature-friendly places (that have super tasty and free food). All it takes is some understanding of how these systems all work together. This is our promise to you, we will help you understand these powerful natural systems and grow food successfully.
We are absolutely thrilled to have you here and we cannot wait to embark on this exciting journey of growth and discovery. Come just yourself or bring the whole family! The more the merrier! See you soon!
Who Are DirtMagicians
DirtMagicians are a tribe of passionate home gardeners! Whether you're looking to learn how to plant your first backyard vegetable garden, seeding a small balcony/apartment garden of herbs, or an experienced plant parent with a home greenhouse or community garden, this is safe, inclusive & supportive evironemnt for you and your food gardening passion to grow!
Have you always wanted to grow a home food garden but are a bit intimidated, don't know where to begin, or maybe you've tried to grow food and quit because it was frustrating? Either way, If you're new to growing food at home, you can learn from experienced gardeners around you, either in-person or online, in an inclusive community that takes the fear, loneliness and confusion out of the process.
Do you have some vegetable/food gardening experience, but still have a thirst for more growth? Maybe you're looking for help getting rid of a pesky mold issue, optimizing nutrient levels, or to connect with nearby gardening companions to share your experiences? Whatever 'growth' means to you, DirtMagians is a place for you to reap more from what you sow!
Have you been growing food for a while and would like to share your knowledge & experience with others? Or maybe there are some more advanced concepts you would like to invest in learning?
No matter your level of expertise, the community nature of DirtMagicians makes growing food a more fruitful & rich experience.
Great Gardeing Experiences
Beginner | Working Professional
The DirtMagicians coaching program and community was life-changing! I've always wanted to learn how to grow my own vegetables and food garden, but was too intimidated/overwhelmed with getting started. The 1-on-1 coaching gave me the confidence that anyone can grow their own food. It was simple, easy, supportive and fun to learn from my own garden coach! Along the way I also learnt the importance of native plants, pollinator friendly flowers, caring for the beneficial insects and bees, and how a strong community can really support the process of growing food. I can proudly call myself a food gardener, today!
Beginner | Retiree
This community has taught me to be a lifetime fan of growing food. Bring on water and sun, followed by the bee, the bird, the butterfly, who visit the garden and pollinate for riches. The riches are deep green, purple, yellow, orange and red foods, aside multicolored flowers to share the nourishment. Not a gardener? Ha! Oh yes you can be. Victory is not in getting it perfect, but enjoying the imperfect magic of growing. Come join us!
Beginner | Student
Through DirtMagicians, I've been able to learn the necessary skills and knowledge to become an independent gardener in one growing season. Not only did I learn how to grow food, but also how I can increase insect biodiversity, importance of native and pollinator plants, understanding and identifying good or bad insects and the importance of healthy soil! I feel empowered by being part of a community of like-minded gardeners who are passionate about growing food and contributing to the environment positively
Money Back GuaranteeAt the end of the program, if you can show that you have followed everything we have taught you, while keeping up with the program, and still haven’t been able to grow even a few varieties of food- we will offer 100% of your money back.
How are you different from any other food growing course?Community. Community. Community Regardless of the type of program you subscribe to, you will be in a community of other gardeners. Community is where you learn with others and from others. Learning in community reduces the fear of getting started, the fear of failing and fear of doing it alone. In June, once you have have made a garden plan and have started growing a few veggies- we will put you in garden circles with other gardeners where you can: Ask questions Learn tips and tricks Stay accountable Get inspired And ofcourse we have garden coaching which is an integral part of our program - so you have hands-on guidance from a coach who will ensure you succeed in learning all the fundamentals and make sure you are growing food this season!
Can I join if I am an absolute beginner, with no experience growing food?Absolutely - we have program designed specifically for beginners, with no food growing experience at all, or a few years of “plant and pray” experience. We teach you ALL the basics of growing food. Once you learn the fundamentals, you can easily build on it in future years.
I don’t have a backyard- is this program for me?DirtMagician Programs are for anyone who wants to grow food, regardless of where you are growing it. Whether you are growing in containers on a patio, on balconies, on terraces, in community gardens or turning your backyard or front yard into a food paradise - our programs will work for you
Can I join anytime?Yes, you can join the Food Growing Program anytime. However the group coaching, and semi private coaching sessions will start on specific days, as shown on the Start Growing page.
What is Semi-Private Coaching?Semi private coaching-makes the coaching available to smaller groups so that you can get individualized attention from a coach, at a much better price than 1-on-1 coaching. For semi-private coaching, we assign a maximum of 3-4 students per coach. The cost of semi-private coaching is $999 USD per person All semi-private coaching students will also be added to a community, as communities take learning and support to the next level.
When does group coaching happen?Group coaching calls are always scheduled for Fridays. Once you are assigned to your group, after signing up for the program, your coach will share the timing for your weekly coaching calls.
What if I can't make a group coaching call?We will record all the group coaching sessions and share them to the community for you to watch at a later time.