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Home Garden Pro

The biggest difference between home gardeners and professional growers is usually understood as centering around profit.  This course looks at how the principles, techniques and tools that many of the professional growers use are transferable to smaller scales of production for home gardeners and homesteaders, and make a world of difference in the success of small-plot gardening.  This course shows home gardeners how to pro-up their production so they can achieve the efficiencies, savings and higher yields that professional growers get, which should be equally valued for a hobby farmer or home gardener!


Starting date

Oct 23rd 2022


Crop Rotation
Pro Tips
Crop Plans

EcosystemU Course Type

Info Sheets
LIVE Lectures


8 weeks
78 Hours



What you are going to learn

A few more words about this course

Here, at EcosystemU, we believe all growing should be "profitable", sometimes this means you sell vegetables.  But for home growers it can be better understood as getting a good return on your investment of time, space, energy and money.  Our Home Garden Pro Design Course is about exploring the world of affordable, efficient and effective garden practices that defy scale because they are grounded in core principles and production cycles for the best vegetables.
Throughout this course you will gain in-depth knowledge into:

  • Building quality gardens from scratch
  • Succession seeding and planting
  • The best tools for serious home gardeners
  • Specific best management practices for over 15 popular, but tricky vegetables.
  • Season extension techniques to grow better in short seasons
  • Integrated Pest Management practices
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Zach Loeks

Educator, Designer, Grower
Zach is an educator, designer and grower who specializes in Edible Ecosystem Design through landscaping and education. He consults widely with homes, farms, colleges, schools and municipalities across Canada and the United States, and through many biomes from Guatemala and South Africa to the Yukon and Mongolia.
Zach manages an award-winning farm with diversified food forest products, heirloom garlic, and a hardy tree nursery. His innovations have won three provincial awards and are featured in his first book: The Permaculture Market Garden. 
Zach is the director of the Ecosystem Solution Institute, which is dedicated to the education, propagation and inspiration of ecosystem solutions for land use transition. The Institute oversees pathbreaking education sites, including an Edible Biodiversity Conservation Area near Ottawa, Ontario and a suburban food forest in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Zach is passionate about how small actions - strategically linked - can make big change. His inspiring and empowering vision is presented in his latest book: The Edible Ecosystem Solution.

Course reviews

Zach is one of the most engaging and fun educators I've worked with. His incredible knowledge and insight can only come from someone who's worked directly on the land in so many communities around the world like he has. 
Oliver Goshey
Abundant Edge Podcast
Resilience in an increasingly uncertain future demands that most of our food must be grown locally. Zach Loeks provides an approach that will be vital in a warming world.
David Suzuki
Award-winning geneticist, author, and broadcaster
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