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

If you missed part #5 of this e-course, it was on growing onions.
Part #4 on Bokashi composting is linked under the onions video.

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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