Self-Study Program and Bootcamp
Winning Strategies to Improve
Your Food Garden and Your Planet
"Somewhere there is a map of how it
can be done." - Ben Stein
So you want to be a successful food
You are not alone.
More and more people around the world
are using the Go Food Gardening
approach to turn small spaces in their
gardens and on their farms into productive food and flavour sources.
Some are motivated by passion, others by
principle and still others by pragmatism. We trust that whatever your
reasons are, they are good ones too.
Joining one of these learning programs your
immediate rewards will be a feeling of achievement, organic herbs
and vegetables that burst with flavour and overflow with health
enhancing properties, shorter food miles and lower food bills.
Gardening for South Africans
To inspire and equip South African food
gardeners Bouquet Garni Herbs and the SA Herb Academy developed a practical learning program for food gardeners who want to learn how
to garden more successfully and expressively.
It is a complete easy-to-follow,
practical, food gardening learning program that eliminates guesswork,
shortens your learning curve, and ensures success anywhere - a city
garden, a small holding, or a small farm.
proven learning program you
learn how to:
- Grow your own
healthy, nutritious and flavoursome crops.
- Make the best of your available
growing space, irrespective of its size, your climate and your level
- Produce a substantial quantity of
organic edible crops.
- Harvest two, three, or more crops
from the same area, every growing season.
- Lower your food
- Start with easy-to-grow, high
value crops and slowly progress to more difficult crops as your
experience and knowledge grows.
- Minimize your gardening time and
- Conserve water and minimize
- Minimize your food miles.
Get Quick and Consistent
My guess is you don't have time to
figure out a book or attend a full weekend
class. Even if you did, how
would you put the information to work? Who will you call when
something does not go as planned? Or when a plant turns up its toes
What you need is a veteran food gardener
showing you how to quickly get started and then guiding you so you don't get stalled along the way.
"I am so happy with my progress
and the fact that now (as opposed to when I just planted and
hoped for the best) I can actually enjoy the fruits of my
labour. Family and colleagues have been given samples and
hopefully my 3rd planting will be the most successful yet.
My thanks to Di-Di - this experience has been super and I can
highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to improve
their "small farming" skills. - Deanne, Roodepoort.
"What fun I have had! I am now
on my 3rd succession planting, with only my rocket & basil
bolting with this hot weather we have had in the Cape. I have
been able to share with a family in need and that has been
amazing. Time to plan my winter garden!
Di-Di thank you so much for this amazing course and I hope to
be able to go on more courses. Enjoy yourselves and here is to
a healthy, cheaper way of eating!" - Fiona, Cape Town.
"Thanks so much for this
wonderful opportunity. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone
Despite hail, bugs and
boisterous dogs I have still managed to produce spinach,
beetroot and lettuce for four of us from my door sized patch.
There are still brinjals to come and the beans are flowering.
The thyme is flourishing and my solitary pepperdew plant
(tree) is now about two metres high and full of fruit!! Once
again many, many thanks." - Ann, Merrivale.
"I have enjoyed every moment of
Go Food Gardening, and although I have been growing veggies
for ages, I enjoyed the structured and compact way that this
course is presented. It is excellent material, and very good
to go through the whole process again from planning to
harvesting, and to consolidate and revise one's knowledge
about growing food.
This course shows that
anybody with even the smallest available space can harvest
something that is infinitely better than the stuff you buy.
So GO FOR IT! Do your own
thing and spread the word - we need everybody in South Africa
planting more food!" - Faan, Boksburg.
A Complete Proven Blueprint
Go Food Gardening gives you all the
proven strategies you need to organize and optimize your food garden
for maximum returns, so you can enjoy fresh, natural, healthy
home-grown food from even the tiniest outdoor area.
Being a practical do-able learning
program and not an info-dump the program is
suitable for food gardeners of all ages and all experience levels.
Best of all...
If you do the
you can be anywhere in
Southern Africa. There
are no classes to attend at
a distant venue. No time wasted in traffic and no time wasted
traveling. You simply
download your learning material from the website.
Print it out and then do the program in the comfort of your garden.
When you complete
this learning program,
you'll have the productive herb and vegetable garden you've always
in a Bootcamp or Self-Study Program
The Bootcamp is a Proven
One of the strengths
of the Bootcamp is the combination of pre-class homework,
instruction (theory), demonstrations and practical work under the
guidance of a veteran horticulturist and food gardener. By the end of
the 1-Day Workshop you will have your own blueprint to start and manage a
productive organic food garden and you'll have the skills to implement
it in your own backyard. Plus you'll get access to the
self-study prgram to complement what you've learned in the 1-day
you'll get access to a food gardening coach/mentor for 5 weeks.
Extremely Easy to Follow
The self-study learning program was developed by a
team of experienced horticulturists, herb and vegetable growers, and
instructional designers using the latest distance learning practices.
Unlike other online programs available
on this subject this is not just an e-book labelled as a course.
The Food Gardening learning program is a fully fledged
distance learning program complete with learning outcomes, learning
activities, and assignments. These are all designed to help you
acquire the necessary know-how and skills to become a successful food
Apart from your program manuals there is
an abundance of supporting study material to help you develop into a
confident and successful food gardener.
"A single conversation across the table
with a wise man is worth a month's study of books." - Chinese Proverb
When you enroll you get an experienced course
facilitator, a real person with a real food garden, who is only an
email or phone call away should you experience any problems with the
We've Made This Program Affordable
From the calls and emails
we receive, we
know there are thousands of people who really want to make a success
of their organic food gardens, but are frustrated because they don't
know how to start and how to care for their crops until it is time to
Even though the self-study program is extremely
affordable we recognize that it may not be within the
financial means of everyone. If you'd like to apply for a grant visit
the grant application
This Program is Not for Everyone
This program is
specifically for food gardens in Southern Africa and may not
be suitable for gardens situated in the Northern
To join, you must have…
- A genuine desire to start or
improve your own food garden and to grow your own 'farm fresh'
herbs and/or vegetables.
- A willingness to learn and to
apply what you've learned to your own food garden.
- A minimum of about 2 square
meters (about the size of a door) garden space to devote to your food
garden. This need not all be in one area and it can include the
walkways between the growing beds.
What Does It Cost and When Can You
There are no fixed
class starting dates for the self-study program. This means that you can start
whenever you are ready to take your food gardening to the next level.
for prices and bookings.
What Happens If the
Self-Study Program Is Not To
We stand behind this program and
you'll find that the superior content will meet your expectations.
More importantly, you'll see results. That's the real measure of
success and that's what you'll get.
However, if you are not 100% satisfied with the
self-study program, just let us know within
28 days for a full refund. And keep the learning materials free, with
compliments - that way, you risk nothing.
It's that simple. No questions asked. No
hassles. No delays.
One of the most important benefits you
receive from participation in the Go Food Gardening Learning Program
is the know-how to put crispy fresh high quality garden produce on
your own table.
Once you've tasted organic herbs,
vegetables and fruit from your own garden you'll know that you never
want to go back to being totally dependent on shop bought produce
again. Nothing beats knowing that you are making sure your family gets
the nutritious meals they deserve whilst saving money on food bills.
So, here's the "pitch" - if you want to
become a successful food gardener supplying most of your own organic
herbs, vegetables and fruit, and you want a veteran horticulturist to
show you exactly how to do it, join us now.
in the Bootcamp or Self-Study Program