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If you want an easier way to grow vegetables, this online gardening course is for you! We’ll walk you through every step of building a box, making your Mel’s Mix™, planning your garden and planting your vegetables.

Is Square Foot Gardening Right For You?

  • Is your gardening space limited?
  • Is the soil around your home less than ideal?
  • Do you want to maintain a garden with minimal effort?
  • Do you want to garden organic produce without fertilizers?
  • Do you want not to worry about underwatering or overwatering your garden?
  • Do you want to forget about weeds in your garden?
  • Do you want to have continuous harvest all year round?
  • Will it be your first garden?
  • Is being more self-sufficient important to you?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then Square Foot Gardening is for you!

About the Course

For Whom

For everyone who wants to learn simple and efficient method of gardening, from people without gardening experience to Master Gardeners!

How Long

In less than 2 hours you will know how to Square Foot Garden.


All students get online access to video lessons and handout downloads.

When to Start?

It is a self-paced course, you can start learning at any time at your own pace.

The Square Foot Gardening Method has assisted millions of beginner gardeners become successful green thumbs over decades, and now you can learn how all online!

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Debra from Rahway, NJ USA
Growing Zone 6a

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Quoc Thang from Germany
Growing Zone 7b

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Sharonda from Laveen, Arizona USA
Growing Zone 9b

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Plant Densely

With permanent grids and plant spacing guides we plant densely, growing an amazing amount of produce in a much smaller area.

Grow in Mel’s Mix

With Mel’s Mix you don’t need fertilizers and it retains exact amount of water your plants need.

Grow Shallow

We grow shallow, raised beds don’t have to be deep. A mere 6 inches of Mel’s Mix is all it takes for most veggies.

Grow Vertically

We use trellis for vertical gardening.

Grow More in Less Space

Square Foot Gardening beds are compact and don’t take much space.

This course covers:

  • Module 1 – An Introduction to Square Foot Gardening
  • Module 2 – How to Get Started
  • Module 3 – How To Plan Your Square Foot Garden
  • Module 4 – How To Build A Square Foot Garden
  • Module 5 – How To Plant Your Square Foot Garden
  • Module 6 – How To Maintain Your Square Foot Garden

This course includes:

  • Access to all six learning modules that will walk you through the Square Foot Gardening Method
  • Nine downloadable handouts and planning worksheets
  • Video tutorials on growing your own delicious, nutritious food
  • Certificate of completion

Testimonials About the Course

This course exceeded my expectations. The video lengths and imagery were exactly what I was hoping for! Taking this course was a good experience for me. I now feel more confident about getting started on my SFG!

Mike L.Student of Introductory Square Foot Gardening Course (May 2023)

The learning resources provided gave me the support that I feel will make it easier for me to be a better grower. I feel like I have more tools to be successful to produce a crop or two.

Maria G.Student of Introductory Square Foot Gardening Course (July 2023)

Discount for Teachers, Military Veterans and Senior Citizens

The Square Foot Gardening Foundation gives 20% off discount on all SFG courses for all teachers, military veterans (with a valid ID provided) and senior citizens (with AARP card provided).

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