Small-scale gardening

The farmer’s bucolic life may seem worlds away from the average urban or suburban lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to be. In this course, you’ll learn the basic skills needed to create a small garden. After ten days, you’ll be ready to carve out your own miniature farmland at home.

   2,786 students completed this course

   100% recommend it to other students

   Teacher: Alice Morgan


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100% of students recommend

“I found the course very informative and it covered most aspects well. Perhaps you could include some information about worm farming and compost tea in the course or a separate course. I have really enjoyed your course and will recommend it to others as well as being interested in any future courses by you on gardening. Thank you.”

“Surprisingly comprehensive for a ten day course! Loved the resources as well!”

“Good introduction to gardening. I really enjoyed it! Thank you.”


Course plan

Lesson 1. Types of Gardens
Lesson 2. Choosing a Site
Lesson 3. Building Healthy Soil
Lesson 4. Planning Your Garden
Lesson 5. Planting and Maintenance
Lesson 6. Companion Planting
Lesson 7. Pests and Diseases
Lesson 8. Compost
Lesson 9. Harvesting and Preserving
Lesson 10. Wrap Up
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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