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No-till Gardening free e-course video #6

How to convert a lawn or paved area into a fertile garden (8:54)

The five steps to convert an existing lawn, rocky or paved area into a fertile food or flower producing garden:
1. Get rid of all weeds first
2. Add compost to introduce fertility
3. Start planting
4. Maintain weed control
5. Add ongoing fertility throughout the life of the plant

In this video, farmer Dan demonstrates and elaborates on:
– Four natural methods to eliminate weeds and maintain ongoing weed control: occultation weeding, hand-weed, rake, wheel hoe
– How to maintain soil fertility while plants are growing
– Why you should take a long-term view towards soil fertility.

The Terra Flora Organics Vermicompost that Dan mentions at the 5:00 mark is available in our market as well as online at

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Growing Celery

How to grow the best organic celery

Growing Blackberry

Growing thornless blackberry

Seeding cauliflower

Seeding for a year-round harvest: succession planting & overwinter gardening

Create a fertile garden

5 steps to convert a lawn or paved area into a fertile garden

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Growing Onions

Growing onions & characteristics of different varieties

Bokashi composting

Bokashi (anaerobic) composting


Seeding and growing French beans (& what’s essential when growing legumes)

The Local Harvest Mission & Vision

Local Harvest Vision

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