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Note: The 2021 course material is immediately available. From December, we expect to begin releasing our 2022 content, which will continue through to next fall. Your purchase today will also grant you access to the full 2022 course material as we progressively release it.

Organic, No-Till Vegetable Gardening Course

Learn the essentials of vegetable gardening with a special focus on composting, succession planting and winter gardening.

Fall & Winter 2021

Give the Gift of Gardening to Yourself or Someone You Love

From the desk of farmer Dan
November 24, 2021

We’re in the process of putting the finishing touches on our 2022 gardening course curriculum. We’ll begin filming the first videos this fall focussed on composting and the soil food web, and will continue filming and releasing content through the spring and summer of next year.

Our intention is to take gardeners through an entire growing season for us here in the Fraser Valley of BC (Zone 7), also known to our American friends as the Pacific Northwest.

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For growers in our region, we will walk you through what you need to be doing in real-time as the season progresses. This said, the principles we outline are applicable to all growing zones; only the timing of the steps will differ.

Our 2022 course offering will be far more comprehensive than 2021’s and will include ongoing Q&A support from Andrew, Jack and myself through the members’ discussion forum, as well as the monthly interactive webinars from next spring. As you may have seen from our homepage, we’ve priced it at USD$247 (about C$314) as we will be promoting the course to gardeners south of the border.

Our mission at LHG is to empower home and market gardeners with the knowledge and support they need to achieve greater food security. This is all the more important at this juncture as I believe we’re entering into a period of rising food costs, ongoing supply disruptions and shortages in the coming years. A few recent headlines are a preview of some of the likely challenges ahead.

I believe that achieving personal and regional food security is more urgent now than it has been since WWII.

I’d like to offer you access to our forthcoming 2022 course, including a year of ongoing Q&A support, at the original 2021 membership fee of C$125. That’s about a 60% discount to our 2022 membership price.

If you have family or friends with an interest in gardening, there is also a gift option. If you select this option, we will send an email to your gift recipient(s) on Christmas Eve with your personal message and instructions on how to register for the members’ area. They will have immediate access to our 2021 course content, members’ discussion forum, and full access to the 2022 course content as it becomes available.

You are covered by our eight week, no questions asked, full money-back guarantee should you or your gift recipient(s) decide that it’s not for you or them.

I hope that you and your loved ones will join us on this journey to create personal and regional food security for our world.

Kind regards,

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From the desk of Damien Dupont
Gardening Community Administrator
November 24, 2021

Our 2022 gardening course is intended for both beginner and advanced home gardeners looking to gain food self-sufficiency either in your yard or through container growing.

Farmer Dan is a practicing farmer and also includes content that is relevant to market gardeners and for people who want to learn more about regenerative agriculture.

We’re in the process of completing a detailed curriculum, but the following is an outline of the essential 2022 course structure:

We also are working on some special new content in light of the recent flooding disaster affecting our home area of British Columbia.

Three experts will guide you through LHG’s 2022 course curriculum:

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Your primary instructor is Dan, market gardener at Local Harvest.

Dan will help you gain confidence in the garden. He’s passionate about organic growing and gives a practical, no-nonsense approach for gardening that maximizes your garden’s productivity.

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Andrew Couzens, a local composting expert at Terra Flora Soilworks, will supply expert guidance on soil health. He will go into detail on the best composting practices including Bokashi (anaerobic), thermophilic and vermicomposting so you can build phenomenal soil fertility, the foundation of great gardening.

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Jack, an edible landscape designer and owner of Fruits and Shoots — a boutique garden nursery in Chilliwack, BC — will guide us along the way as we convert our growing space into a beautiful and productive garden.

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Landscape Design

Farmer Dan & Andrew Couzens filmed a 42 minute fall harvest video at the Local Harvest farm on November 12, 2021.

The farm tour shows Dan harvesting beets, sunchokes, cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, Brussels sprouts, leeks and celeriac.

From the 32:45 mark, Dan and Andrew provide an overview of this promotional offer on our forthcoming 2022 course.

Our intention is to take growers step-by-step through each season of an entire year. We will guide and support participants year-round by addressing individual questions through our members’ discussion forum, as well as through our monthly Q&A webinars (March-October). Our hand-holding will include those who might be in other growing regions with different soil types.

Our aim is to equip gardeners so you can make good decisions in your own context and build confidence to stand on your own two feet for future growing seasons. The principles we share are applicable to all growing regions; they will work with nature and your indigenous biology.

100% Unconditional 8 Week / 56 Day Money Back Guarantee

We believe the value and personal support we are offering here goes well beyond any comparable course on the market. This said, if you are at all unsatisfied or feel that the content doesn’t suit your needs, simply contact us within 8 weeks of your purchase and we’ll gladly refund your membership fee with no questions asked. This guarantee provides peace of mind for both ourselves and you, and removes any risk whatsoever.

All course proceeds are directly used to fund farming operations here at Local Harvest and to build great soil as we work to grow a food secure community where every citizen has access to healthy food.

When you join, you’ll immediately receive an automated confirmation email which includes a link to our registration page where you’ll be able to select your username and password. You’ll then have instant access to the members’ area, all 2021 course modules, vignettes and some past zoom meeting webinar video links. And of course, access to our 2022 course material as it is released.

Please note that the 2021 videos will be withdrawn once a sufficient amount of our 2022 course material becomes available.

Whilst you, or your gift recipient, will have indefinite access to the 2022 material, after the initial 12 months course participants have the option to maintain access to the members’ forum and monthly (March-Oct) Q&A webinars for a small maintenance fee of $7/mo (recurring) or $77/yr (single payment). We provide personal, ongoing support as needed, so this will allow gardeners to continue to post questions on the forum for Dan, Andrew, Jack or myself to answer.

I look forward to welcoming you into our community.

Warmly,

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US$247 – C$125 until the December release of the initial 2022 content
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The order confirmation email you receive will include a link to a webpage where you can leave a personal gift message & email address, and nominate a date that you would like us to email your message and course gift access to your recipient.

Sidenote: the checkout option limits one gift purchase per checkout (a limitiation of our e-commerce provider), but the webpage referenced in your order confirmation email includes a link to purchase another gift should you wish.

Questions can be directed to Dan or myself via the contact form.

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Andrew Couzens is a software engineer turned soil scientist.

A life long sufferer with inflammatory bowel disease, he was motivated to enter the agricultural space in an effort to “be the change” he believed was necessary to heal his own body.

Healthy plants come from healthy soil, and healthy soil comes from working with nature, not against it.

Leveraging his knowledge and experience in software engineering, he started Terra Flora Organics with a goal of helping conventional growers move from unsustainable practices that destroy soil and negatively affect the health of people and the planet, to regenerative practices that allow intensive farming whilst building soil and healing our minds and our bodies.

Andrew Couzens