Want to see our homesteading hacks in action? Drop by our youtube channel or check out our brand new video courses:

Soil courseSoil-First Gardening

Both raw beginners and gardeners who already boast a green thumb will benefit from this course’s focus on hands-on techniques used to boost the quality of your soil on the small scale. Contents include:

  • Compost – why and how to buy or make and use the very best, including compost worms and black soldier flies
  • No-till organic gardening – keep the fertility cycling in your soil with chemical-free, no-till techniques likes solarization and kill mulches
  • Biochar – learn when charcoal boosts your soil and when it’s a fairy tale as well as how to turn waste wood ashes into biochar
  • Hugelkultur – use rotting wood for long-term soil improvement to please fungally-associated plants
  • Cover crops – grow easy ground covers that build soil, attract pollinators, lower weeding pressure, and much more

Each video tells the how as well as the why to help you follow along easily at home. In addition, printable fact sheets can come with you into the garden as a quick reminder of each step.

1.5 hours. Available on Udemy.

Porch planter boxDIY Gardening Projects

Imagine transforming your home garden into a lush haven bursting with vibrant fruits and vegetables, all while employing ingenious DIY techniques that protect your crops and maximize your precious space. If you’re ready to cultivate a garden that’s not only visually stunning but also highly productive, then this course is your gateway to success.

Whether you’re a novice with a budding green thumb or a seasoned gardener seeking to enhance your horticultural repertoire, this course has you covered. Our hands-on approach will empower you to elevate the quality of your garden while making the most of every inch. Inside, you’ll find:

  • Planter Box Magic: Learn to construct stylish and functional porch-top planter boxes, fostering healthy growth and making plant management a breeze.
  • Defend Your Harvest: Dive into the art of crafting deer-proof fences that safeguard your crops from hungry wildlife, ensuring your hard work pays off.
  • Berries Beyond Birds: Discover the secrets of installing effective bird netting to boost your berry harvest. And keep chipmunks out of strawberries too!
  • Natural Pest Mastery: Control unwanted insects with a one-time structural fix that never requires spraying harmful chemicals.
  • Savvy Vegetable Structures: Uncover the art of designing and building vegetable garden structures that not only enhance aesthetics but also provide optimal support for thriving plants…all using the lowly U-post.

Each engaging video combines practical how-tos with essential insights into the why behind each step. Plus, a downloadable supply list makes shopping simple and ensures your success.

1 hour. Available on Udemy.