Become A Certified Instructor

Square Foot Gardening™ is changing lives for the better. Teaching self-reliance and sustainability as a Square Foot Gardening Certified Instructor is a wonderful way to make an impact on your community.

Square Foot Gardening Certified Instructor Althea Llewellyn shows off her SFG and explains why she started using our Method after seeing how easy and efficient it was.

Square Foot Gardening Certified Instructors are vital when it comes to teaching the SFG method and helping people grow their own food.

Mel Bartholomew, creator of Square Foot Gardening, started the Certified Instructor program with in-person seminars in Utah. Since its beginning, over 700 people from around the world have become CIs.

Certified Instructors work with schools, church groups, humanitarian organizations, community gardeners, YMCA programs, and more.

We have updated the CI program to reflect new opportunities afforded by technology and to provide the support and resources needed to continue to teach people to garden in today’s world.

With minimal commitment, you can become a Certified Instructor!

  • You will gain a level of expertise that will make a positive impact on the environment and the lives of others. Becoming a CI will enable you to use your skills to benefit not only family and friends but your local community and beyond.
  • You can help individuals in your community create extra income by selling their produce at Community Gardens and Farmers Markets. Our CIs hold in-person and Zoom courses through libraries, schools, community centers and more, often earning additional income through course fees.
    • You will have access to our login portal for specially designed support and marketing materials. You will have access to other CIs around the country to assist you in teaching others why Square Foot Gardening™ is the most practical, foolproof way to grow a home garden.

Our Certified Instructors teach in schools, community gardens, transitional homes, summer camps, places of worship, and in urban neighborhoods, helping neighbors grow their own organic, healthy food.