Course Description

In "Gardening with Nina", you'll learn everything you need to know to build a raised-bed garden from scratch in a series of organized videos and a downloadable workbook. As you watch the videos, the workbook will help you personalize the design and crop list of your garden. You'll learn how the seasons determine when you plant each veggie, where to buy your seeds, what to look for in your soil mix, how to start a compost pile, how to build raised beds or where to buy quality kits, how to manage pests and weeds organically, when to harvest each veggie and how to store it so it lasts as long as possible, and SO much more. You'll be amazed at how quickly you will learn!

Dirt Academy Lead Grower & Founder

Nina Shirley

Hey there, friends! I am so glad that you're here. We are going to get to know each other pretty well over the next few weeks of establishing your garden, but for now I'll just tell you that this is my FAVORITE thing. Seeing people learn the joy and beauty of gardening makes my heart happy. You are in the right place to learn how to grow your own food and I am here to help you every step of the way. So let's go for it!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Gardening with Nina 101

    • Welcome to "Gardening with Nina" by The Dirt Academy!

    • Course Workbook

    • Private Facebook Group

    • Resource Links

    • Seasons & Sunlight

    • Design

    • Sourcing & Purchasing

    • Construction

    • Planning to Plant

    • Planting Seeds

    • Planting Transplants

    • Tending

    • Harvest & Enjoy

    • Bonus: Nina's Toolbox Tour

    • 'Farm to Table' TV Show on The Design Network [Season 1]

    • Farm to Table Cookbook [Season 1]