It's all about

growing your own organic food at the home-scalefitting crops together in time and space to optimize yieldtaking full advantage of west-coast growing conditionsmaximizing your harvests in small garden spacesspreading harvests out across the whole yeareating well without breaking the bank or the biospherereducing your carbon food-print while having fun!developing a practical sense of timing and observationCrop Phenology: using nature as your planting calendarlearning from working models, not just theoretical onesparticipating in the whole process from seed to scalelearning basic raised bed preparation for various cropsthe joy and efficiency of sustainable kitchen gardeninggeeking out on food and nature!learning to use all senses to garden more effectivelyselecting and propagating vegetable varieties from seedunderstanding plant families and crop rotationusing the right technique at the right timeenhancing your soil's ecology and fertilitypreserving your crop with simple lacto-fermetationlearning by observing, adapting, and doingbeing a weaver in your own food-webknowing which seed to save and howproducing for your own zero mile dietlearning about gardening in the garden itselfmeasuring yield and comparing to effortmonitoring soil moisture and watering appropriatelyknowing your insectary allies and pestslinking ecological observations to your own garden timingbeing the change...

Here's what you'll get!

Access to 13 video lessons, over 3.5 hours instructional gardening video...

10 of these are full-season time-lapse 'Cropumentries' which track garden tasks and crop rotations through the entire growing season, at a rate of 1-3 minutes per month.

 2 are brief side-lessons on preparing seed potato and making sauerkraut

1 is a tutorial on starting seeds in a basic poly tunnel greenhouse.

Greenhouse Seed-Starting

Learn what, when, and how to start your vegetables from seed in a basic poly tunnel greenhouse! (12:40)

Greenhouse Garden

Learn how to grow 10 greenhouse crops over 10 months, in 30 minutes. See how crops develop and yield in both planters and self-watering container culture. Bring the subtropics to you! (29:36)

Satellite Squash Mound

Learn how to grow squash and other vegetables as transitional annuals within an evolving perennial bed. (6:07)

Pea/Yam Trellis

Find out how easy peas can pack a productive punch and leave soil richer. Then learn how and why to measure soil texture, and how growing cold-climate Yams is a thing. (8:28)

Spring Broccoli to Summer Tomatoes

Watch the progress of Broccoli from seed to scale. Then follow a replacement rotation of heritage tomatoes from seed through scale and back to seed. (19:00)

Mesclun, Turnips, and Broccoli to Zucchini and Leeks

Watch how a productive polyculture of successive crops are overlapped in a small bed section. And learn about using seeded-composts for quick greens (13:50)

Spring Potatoes to Summer Leeks and Fall Oca

Demonstrating the production of new potatoes, followed by a trial crop of experimental Oca varieties. A productive catch crop of summer leeks ties the two tuber crops together. (18:13)

Beans and Mashua to Winter Turnips

Learn about growing different kinds of beans, sensual Andean tubers, seed-saving, double digging, and sweet fall turnip production. (21:08)

Warba Spuds and Pac Choi to Winter Beets and Carrots

Follow the succession from ephemeral greens through potato patch, into rows of sweet winter roots. (25:25)

Preparing Seed Spuds

Learn why and how to cut and chit your certified seed potatoes for expanded plantings. (4:03)

Russets and Pac-Choi to Winter Kale

See how to make a yield of russet-type spuds in time for 'second spring'; when we can sow, fertilize, thin, harvest, and process a succesion of hardy winter greens. (26:38)

Early Cabbage to Ozette Potatoes

Watch the cultivation of a quick crock-worthy cabbage crop, and learn about cultivated bio-diversity as a seed crop of heritage Ozette fingerlings follows it into the fall. (9:35)

DIY Sauerkraut

 Learn how easy it is to preserve your cabbage crop by fermenting it into vital sauerkraut. (3:54)

All video lessons are accessed via 2 different image maps, and are segmented by video bookmarks, so that you can easily view specific dates, tasks and crops without necessarily watching the whole lesson. Rather than being organized by a vertical or linear curriculum, ETM lessons are organized by time, plant, and bed-section, and are intended to be used as a reference resource for your own garden adventures...