Achieve Food Self-Sufficiency, Build Soil Fertility and Grow an Abundance of Nutrient Dense Food Year-Round

– A Self-Paced Organic Gardening Course with Personal Q&A Support –

This no-till gardening course is intended for both beginner and advanced home gardeners looking to gain food security either in your yard or through container growing.

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Do you want to grow your own nutrient dense food?

Join our 500+ students who have taken our expert-led online gardening course with live Q&A support from our three experienced growers.

Learn the essentials of organic, no-till vegetable gardening with a special focus on composting, succession planting and winter gardening.

The Natural Way
We believe that the time proven systems in nature are the best way to grow plants. Our gardening principles teach our students to work with nature to maximize success in the garden. We teach you how to nurture soil organisms so that they in turn can feed the garden plants. We know that by fostering a bio-diverse community of plants, fungi, bacteria, and animals in the garden, we are, in a small way, mitigating the industrial and chemical damage caused to our suffering ecosystems.

This course is created with home gardeners in mind but also includes content that is relevant to market gardeners and for people who want to learn more about regenerative agriculture.

A Community of Learners
We believe that learning in a community setting is conducive to creating deeper and more enduring understandings of the course content. That is why we have created a forum where our family of learners can gather to reflect on the different aspects of the course. The forum allows course participants to share photos of their gardens, reach out for advice and encouragement, and be a source of inspiration to fellow gardens. Gardeners love to share, and our discussion forum is a great way to do that. In addition, during the growing season we also provide regular Q&A Zoom meetings (May-Sept) to give a face to face experience and provide the opportunity to have your questions answered.

Visual Learners
Our lessons are captured on video and delivered to you. They are deliberately unscripted to give our course participants as realistic an experience as possible. Most of the footage is outdoors in real gardens so that the principles can be shown as they are discussed. This is the closest thing to in-person learning.

We are still working on defining our 2023 course structure. For now, you will gain immediate access to our 2022 course content which is spread across four modules. An unlinked copy of the video table of contents from our 2022 members’ area is appended below. Click/tap each module heading to see the expanded video list:

1. Cover the ground with organic matter (18:56)

   1.1 Vignette: practical demonstration on covering the ground with organic matter (4:53)

   1.2 Vignette: planting after covering the ground with decaying plant material (9:55)

2. Cover the ground with living plants (13:42)

3. Intro to composting (22:43)

   3.1 Thermophilic composting (26:26)

      3.1.1 Vignette: compost hotbed (7:44)

   3.2 Vermicomposting (32:41)

      3.2.1 Vignette: how to build living soil for seed starts using vermicompost (4:36)

      3.2.2 Vignette: building a worm bin (10:11)

   3.3 Bokashi (anaerobic) composting (12:54)

      3.3.1 Vignette: adding finished bokashi to hot compost (7:10)

      3.3.2 Vignette: how to make Bokashi inoculant, part 1/2 (8:39)

      3.3.3 Vignette: how to make Bokashi inoculant, part 2/2 (6:12)

      3.3.4 Vignette: refreshing a living soil container with bokashi (12:05)

      3.3.5 Vignette: making fertilizer from weeds (JLF) (6:08)

1. Designing for convenience (26:17)

2. Designing for success (19:11)

3. Designing for lifestyle (11:26)

4. Designing for beauty (27:20)

Introduction to Module C (4:57)

1. Succession planting (17:21)

   1.1 Vignette: using a compost hotbed for season extension (14:07)

   1.2 Vignette: starting seeds indoors (6:32)

   1.3 Vignette: caring for onion starts (3:05)

   1.4 Vignette: DIY sub irrigation pot (3:19)

   1.5 Vignette: Container growing potatoes for an epic harvest (2:57)

2. Creating a planting schedule (17:04)

   2.1 Vignette: planning a schedule for Jack’s garden (43:24)

3. Record keeping (forthcoming)

4. Seed saving (forthcoming)

5. Irrigation (55:19)

1. Pruning Tools (3:52)

2. Pruning Dwarf Gravenstein Apple Trees (18:10)

3. Winter Pruning Dwarf Pear Trees (7:44)

4. Winter Pruning Dwarf Cherry Trees (10:34)

5. Espalier Train Apple or Pear Trees (9:33)

6. Winter Pruning Nectarine & Peach Trees (20:09)

7. How to Prune Breba Fig Trees in a Cool Climate (8:18)

8. Growing Lemons and Limes in South Coastal BC, Canada (7:20)

Three experts have crafted LHG’s 2022 course curriculum:


Your primary instructor is Dan Oostenbrink, 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.


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.


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.

Our 2022 course curriculum covers the principles of organic gardening in a practical, easy to understand way that will help you get higher yields of nutrient rich food with fewer weeds and with less effort. You’ll learn how to grow more food on less space so that you can eat from your garden every day of the year. We will guide and support participants year-round by addressing individual questions through our monthly Q&A webinars (May-September) or via email. Members have access to all webinar recordings. 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.

What’s Included…

When you register, you’ll gain immediate access to the members’ area which includes the 12 module videos for the 2022 course (about 5 hours of content), plus 22 video vignettes on a range of topics (about 4 hours of content). All 2022 webinar recordings also remain available for now. We will likely remove these from May once our 2023 webinars get underway.

Your membership will also give you lifetime access to the forthcoming 2023 course curriculum. Our instructors are still drafting the 2023 course structure. I hope to send out an email to existing members and post an update to our blog sometime in April with the details.

We’re located in the Pacific Northwest, however the principles we outline are applicable to all growing zones; only the timing of the steps will differ.

I look forward to welcoming you into our community.



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– April 2023: Member intake is on pause –

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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