Wanna grow your food but not sure where to start?
is a garden mentoring program to help you grow abundantly!
Join GIYorganic gardening, simplified & strategic
GIY is especially for you if...
You have little room to grow, but a HUGE desire to eat organic every day.
You are a busy mom who hardly has time to get dinner on the table.
You've been told (or you've told yourself) that you are a "black thumb."
Because we will take you by the hand and guide you every step of the way!
The Freshest, Most Nutrient-Dense, Organic Produce on the Planet
Even if you buy all-organic,
100% of all Vitamin C is lost in veggies like spinach after refrigeration!
GIY enables you to source the most nutrient-dense produce from your own backyard!
This way, you really know what goes into your fruits and veggies.
Definitely NOT pesticides!
How do we do this?
Through an online garden course that's step-by-step
and tailored to your specific growing situation.
Level 1: Start with Sprouting
In this introductory course we get you very comfortable with starting plants from seeds.
Sprouts are the simplest, most fun way to start growing & eating your own food.
Learn easy-peasy seed starting techniques
while incorporating power-packed greens into your diet.
Level 2: The Core Course
This intermediate level course covers all the basics of permaculture gardening and
brings you from seed starting to garden installation.
This is a 10-day course on garden design.
It is simple, step-by-step and will take no more than 10-minutes/day of active garden work +
10 minutes/day of video material.
This 4-day module covers
how to select which annual plants and perennial support species to grow in your raised bed garden.
Level 3: MasterClasseses in Permaculture
These Masterclasses in permaculture "dig deeper" into specific growing techniques such as:
- Herb Gardens
- Indoor Gardening
- Mushroom Cultivation
- Seed Saving
- Oganic Orcharding
Each Course comes with easy-to-follow video lessons
that demonstrate how you can implement permaculture at home using
- simple and
- low-tech solutions.
Gardening is a necessity for well-being
In a world that is becoming increasingly online and hyper-stressed because of it,
we really need to get grounded and find the reasons for our being.
We believe the best place to do this is in the garden.
This is not an option for overwhelmed moms. We believe...
Gardening is a necessity.
If you feel like gardening is a chore for you, but are willing to do you just 15 minutes a day of "work," you'll be surprised at how quickly the rewards of calm, relaxation & increased focus get you hooked into wanting to do more backyard growing.
The best part is the community of of gardeners that we bring together all across the US, Canada and even Hong Kong!
Our forums are private are NOT on Facebook. They are a place to ask your garden questions (or help someone else out) in real time!
Our GIY growers are a positive, helpful, empowering force for good, for our health and the well-being of our planet!
Consult with us online on the GIY garden mentoring calls...
This is the heart of what we do inside GIY because this is were you can show us your backyard, troubleshoot and zero-in on your next steps!
And get crystal clear on next month's garden goals! Here's a sample of one GIY-ers' garden project where we mapped out her next steps to get her to achieve her specific goal.
An Investment that Pays You Back
If you were to hire a garden designer in America today, your cost could range anywhere from $1000 - $5000 depending on the size of your property.
But that designer, would:
- likely not be well-versed in permaculture
- leave you alone after the design was installed.
We're not like that.
Inside GIY you get all of this + more crazy ideas we come up throughout the year:
For all of this...
YOUR PRICE IS A MERE $199!!
Instead, if you do GIY, you not only save on groceries (Currently our family of 8 supplies 25% of our produce from our tiny backyard garden.)
You can potentially earn a living selling all your excess produce or preseves. You can also save even more by giving them away as gifts. Here are but a few examples of what you can earn by growing through the guided GIY program!
And this does not even take into account the harvest from the years to come from all the knowlede, experience and expertise you've gained through GIY!
One of GIY-ers remaked, "this was the best online investment I've ever made."
Gardening with Kids
Our kids are the reason that we started on our garden journey,
and it's the reason that we keep doing this Permaculture Gardens work.
Teaching children brings us back to the basics.
Back to our own past.
And into the future.
As we prepare the next generation for an unpredictable, changing world.
There is one constant that we can control:
what we teach them about what they eat and the nature that surrounds them.
Inside GIY we have (3) three simple garden templates designed for kid's gardens:
GIY supports the teaching of children in schools and in homes by educating you,
GIY Garden Design & Planning App
We also have the online software tools to help you plan out and design your ultimate year-round gardening paradise!
Our GIY Garden Planner allows you to design your own garden and shows you a planting window so you know when to start and harvest the plants you selected in your design.
Just plugin your zipcode and you're on your way!
Want to "dig deeper" into a specific garden topic? We likely have a webinar about it!
Here's what one webinar viewer had to say after an online workshop we held on the topic of timing your plants called, "The Planting Calendar":
Garden Webinar Workshops
"Good morning, Dave and Nicky.
I want to thank you for your last webinar. It was similar to the first webinar I ever saw of yours, about a year ago, with some nice changes and tweeks. (The segment on crop rotation I especially found helpful.) Not coincidentally, I've started work on the garden and have been quite busy since. I am taking your advice of not doing too much at once, however. Still, I've started seeds in my basement for tomatoes, basils, jalapeno peppers, and some herbs and flowers; prepped two raised beds and planted peas and sugar snap peas. This week, I plan to ready some more beds and plant the beets, carrots, turnips and swiss chard.
Thanks again, looking forward to your next webinar ."
- Gardening on a Budget
- The Planting Calendar
- Herb Garden Webinar
- Intro to Growing Mushrooms
- Encouraging Natural Allies in the Garden
- Growing Food & Keeping Your Neighbors Happy
- Modern Gardening Solutions for Busy People
- 5 Steps to A School Garden
- 3 Simple Garden Plans
- 7 Plant Layers
- 10 Crucial Steps Most Organic Gardeners Forget About
- Permaculture Guilds
- Going Zero-Waste
- God in the Garden
- Composting 101
and so much more!!!
You can listen or view it at your leisure in your jammies!
We have "Cultivation Booklets" that delve into specific plant families that urban gardeners love to grow, which you can print and reference for study.
All the printed stuff to make it easy for you to remember what to do next in the garden and when to do it!
We have a 30-day cancellation policy provided you have:
finished the 8-hour GIY course along with required homework of posting photos of the plants you have tried to grow
prepared for and attended at least (1) one Zoom Call, met and consulted with us online
submitted an initial design of your backyard.
learning how much you need to grow to supply your families' unique veggie and fruit needs
augmenting your grocery bills (i.e. The sprouting course alone, when done correctly, has you growing microgreens that you would normally pay at least $15 for at Whole Foods. When applied throughout the year every week, you could potentially earn 50 X $15 = $750 worth of microgreens! And this is just growing indoors!)
providing time and money-saving gardening hacks
earning free organic, heirloom or non-GMO seeds, plants and tools needed to grow your abundant garden - Depending on how well you do in the course, we actually mail you rewards. For instance, we send you an organic blueberry bush if you finish the course! And on a case-by-case basis, we send you the seeds you need for the next season's growth, depending on the needs we determine during the Zoom Calls and if we happen to have the seeds in store! Normally, our GIY-ers pay us $199 (or more!) However, for some reason, a few of them never show up for even (1) one Zoom Call. So they miss out on the chance for us to see how we can help them. Sometimes, this help comes in the form of us mailing them stuff as well.
gaining permaculture certified gardening expertise at your fingertips. A garden consult and design is at least $1000-$5000 depending on the size of your property. We give you on-going garden mentorship for (1) one year for a mere $199! And yet, unlike standard garden consultants, we actually care and are your best advocates in food growing. If we were to put a price on this for an individual consult, it would definitely be around $5000 for a year's worth of monthly consultations.
In a nutshell, here's what we help you do...
We hold your hand throughout this process
And supply the resources
to make your garden dream finally a reality!