Organic Vegetable Gardener

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Your guide to successful backyard gardening

Whether you are a home gardener looking to advance your skills or new to the gardening experience, this course has something for everyone. Activities are geared towards anyone who wishes to produce their own vegetables organically.  Be environmentally conscious and grow your own sustainable food source in your own back yard! Your vegetable garden can also help to offset today’s rising food prices

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify your gardening goals and the process for planting and maintaining a home vegetable garden
  • Maintain, harvest, and store produce from a small garden
  • Assess the physical properties, nutrient status, and health of your garden;
  • Identify plant deficiencies and organic fertilizer amendments 
  • Establish a small vegetable garden using seeds and transplants      
  • Control common insect pests and vegetable diseases 
  • Make compost to help maintain a healthy soil and plant environment. 

Register between November 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024, you will have until June 28, 2024, to complete the course. If you have any questions, please contact us at or phone (902) 893-6666.

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You have the option to purchase a 268-page printed copy of the entire course at any point.