Getting Started With Organic Gardening

Why Organic Gardening Is Important

And How To Start Your Own Organic Garden Step-By-Step

Growing organically is important because the produce is healthier and contains more nutrients. 

It is better for the environment, insects and birds, plus there is no concern about the potential issues with GMO’s. 

It is also environmentally friendly and helps reduce your carbon footprint, not to mention saves money. 

Plus there is the holistic perspective of growing an organic garden because from the soil to the food we eat, it is all interconnected.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to build healthy organic soil
  • When to plant seeds or established plants as well as when to direct sow
  • How to simplify garden maintenance
  • Natural methods of pest control

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Sheri Ann Richerson
Sheri Ann Richerson
Sheri Ann Richerson

About the instructor

Renaissance Homesteader and Proclaimed Plant Geek, Sheri Ann Richerson can tell you everything there is to know about organic gardening, being self-sufficient and raising tropical plants from seed in a temperate environment.

Sheri Ann Richerson is a leading pioneer in the self-sufficiency movement. For the past 19 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting organic gardening, natural health and self-sufficiency through all forms of media. Her career includes years as a nationally acclaimed best-selling author, radio host and guest on a variety of shows – showcasing her expertise on homesteading and gardening. Additionally, Ms. Richerson is a speaker, columnist and a blogger for hundreds of websites, magazines and newspapers.

Ms. Richerson has been featured in The New York Times, Woman’s World Magazine and Ladies’ Home Journal. Her by-lined articles can be found at,,,,, and dozens of other sites.

Ms. Richerson has contributed to a wide range of anthologies as well. Her writing credits include contributions to “Our Food Heritage, Past, Present, Future, Baking Bread Together, Helps to Keep the Family Together” – 2007; “Llewellyn Herbal Almanac” – 2006, 2005 and 2003; “Llewellyn Magical Almanac” – 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003; “All Things Chocolate” – 2005; “Llewellyn Witches Spell-A-Day” – 2003; “Llewellyn Moon Sign Book” – 2002.

Ms. Richerson’s best-selling books include:
•The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Year-Round Gardening a #1 best seller.
•The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Seed Saving & Starting a #1 best seller.
•Flower Gardening: A Collection Of Articles By Sheri Ann Richerson a #1 best seller.
•Growing Plants In What You Have a #1 best seller.
•101 Self-Sufficiency Gardening Tips a #1 best seller.
•101 Secret Gardening Tips a #1 best seller.
•The Allure Of Chocolate a #1 best seller.
•Growing And Harvesting Edible Plants: A Collection Of Articles By Sheri Ann Richerson a #1 best seller.
•An Herbal Meal For The One You Love a #1 best seller.
• Houseplants, Cacti And Tropical Plants: A Collection Of Articles By Sheri Ann Richerson a #1 best seller.
•Herbs For Rock Gardens & Ground Covers a #1 best seller.
•Magical Gardens a #1 best seller.
•Herbal Hydroponics a #1 best seller.
•Medicinal Astrology a #1 best seller
•Wishing Herbs a #1 best seller.
•101 Organic Gardening Tips a #1 best seller.
•Scented Gardens: A Collection Of Articles a #1 best-seller.
•101 English Garden Tips a #1 best seller.
•From Seed To Harvest a #1 best seller.
•101 Beginning Gardening Tips a #1 best seller.
•Fire Magic a #1 best seller.
•Legend Of Fire a #2 best seller.
•Healing Properties Of Water a #2 best seller.
•The Monkey Man Of India: A Figment Of Imagination Or A Fact? a #2 best seller.
•Ghosts Of Key West a #2 best seller.
•Natural Health And Wellness: A Collection Of Articles By Sheri Ann Richerson a #3 best seller.
•Wedding Superstitions a #4 best seller.
•Urban Legends a #14 best seller.
•Fairy Dance a #15 best seller.
•Jervacia’s Last Stand a #19 best seller.
•Darkness a #28 best seller.
•Dark Abyss a #34 best seller.

Her farm, Exotic Gardening Farms, is a certified wildlife habitat. She is a Global Warming Ambassador for the National Wildlife Federation and a Region III Representative for the  Plant-A-Row for the Hungry program.

Her diverse range of writing and speaking has included an eclectic mix of articles on current events, herbs, aromatherapy, tropical plants as well as various pieces on Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Ms. Richerson has given numerous talks on a wide variety of subjects including chocolate, night blooming plants, seed starting, herbs and global warming. Her specialty topic is Theobroma cacao commonly known as chocolate. Ms. Richerson attended Ball State University and Huntington University, where she majored in communications and minored in theatrical arts. Sheri lives in Marion, Indiana. For more information, please visit her writing website at, her gardening and homesteading website at or subscribe to the Experimental Homesteader podcasts on iTunes.

What's included?

12 Videos
3 PDFs
1 Download

Course Curriculum

Why Organic Gardening Is Important
How To Build Healthy Organic Soil
What To Compost Printable
How Nutrients Benefit Plants
Bonus Content: Slow Compost Pile
Bonus Content: How To Compost At Home
When To Plant Seeds, Established Plants As Well As When To Direct Sow
Bonus Content: How To Use Soil Block Makers
Bonus Content: Seed Sowing Chart
Bonus Content: Easy Homemade Coldframe
Bonus Content: Hyssop Seed Starting Paper Towel Technique
Bonus Content: How To Plant Carrot Seeds Indoors
How To Simplify Garden Maintenance
Natural Methods Of Pest Control
Bonus Content: Beneficial Insect Garden
101 Organic Gardening Tips eBook

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