Wisdom of the Cosmic Garden

Learn to grow your own organic medicinal herbs and food using the principles of bio-dynamic gardening. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener looking to learn chemical free garden management, or are a first time gardener wondering where and how to begin, The Wisdom Of the Cosmic Garden is for you.

40+ Video Lessons
No Quizzes
No Final Exam
1 year full access
Access to Herbal Village
Mobile and desktop compatible
Certificate of Completion

Cost:$39.90

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Join us in the Cosmic Garden!

If you are called to grow more of your own nutritious and delicious produce, culinary and medicinal herbs– become more self sufficient and garden in harmony with natural systems by learning to garden the Biodynamic Way. Biodynamic gardening is a method that is sometimes described as going “beyond” organic” and one that is more commonly used in Europe to grow plants for food, medicine, the most potent cosmetic purposes, and of course, fine wine.

Through a journey through the four seasons of the garden, you will learn the principles of growing and managing healthy soil, seeds and plants working together with nature and the cosmos. You will acquire the skills to holistically manage your garden and learn many techniques to extend your growing season, and to how to create a garden plan for your unique plot of land, however large or small.

The Wisdom of the Cosmic Garden was created by German Garden Master Alexandra Luppold, who spent many years gardening in the challenging climate of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains (Zone 3). Alexandra covers 14 plants in detail so that you are set up for success in growing these popular veggies: salad greens, potatoes, peas, root veggies, cabbage, fava beans, garlic, shallots and onion, beans and basil, and of course tomatoes.

Is This Course For Me?

This is a course suited to the first time gardener or to a more intermediate gardener who would like to incorporate organic and Biodynamic principles into their gardening practice.

Wisdom of the Cosmic Garden teaches you foundational gardening principles and is suited for whatever growing zone you are located in.

Video Lesson 1 – Introduction
Video Lesson 2 – Surface of Earth

-availability of land or soil for gardening

Video Lesson 3 – The Soil

-supporting the soil; organic matter; important energy exchanges; the living environment

Video Lesson 4 – Return to the Soil

-protecting the soil, mulch, organic matter, earthworms

Video Lesson 5 – The Seed

start and end of transformation; survival experts; essence of the plant; doorway of the plant embryo

Video Lesson 6 – Seed Catalogues and Ordering Seeds

-tips what to look for when ordering; links to seed companies; collecting your own seeds

Video Lesson 7 – Preparation for Seeding Indoors

-tips to starting healthy plants inside; bio-dynamic calendar; timing of common vegetables to start inside

Video Lesson 8 – Seeding Indoors

-soil preparation; tricks & tips to successfully start your seeds; timing of common vegetables to start inside

Video Lesson 9 – Transplanting

-tricks & tips to successfully transplant your little plants; bio-dynamic calendar; gardening with the cosmic energies

Video Lesson 10 – The Plant

-what is a plant?; primordial; lung of Earth; alive; nutrients; transformation

Video Lesson 11 – Bio-Dynamic Principles

-Rudolf Steiner; plant families; root – leaf – flower – fruit

Video Lesson 12 – Bio-Dynamic Calendar

-how to read the calendar; uses for all types of garden tasks; order your calendar

Video Lesson 13 – Garden Plan Rotation

-sample of rotation plan; template

Video Lesson 14 – Garden Examples

-0.5-acre wheel garden; backyard gardens; plots and designing your garden

Video Lesson 15 – Spring Seeding

-cleaning up the garden; weeding; getting excited

Video Lesson 16 – Connection

-gratitude and connecting to Earth

Video Lesson 17 – Seeding Outdoors

–common vegetables suitable to early seeding; prepping the soil; seed starting tips

Video Lesson 18 – Spring Planting

-planting tips; hardening off plants from the greenhouse

Video Lesson 19 – Your Garden Space

-garden plots, beds and rows

Video Lesson 20 – Watering

-timing of watering; saving water

Video Lesson 21 – Hoeing

-how to, when and why

Video Lesson 22 – Weeding

-purpose, benefits, and medicine

Video Lesson 23 – Mulching

-mulching materials, where to mulch and why

Video Lesson 24 – Pest and Diseases

-healthy plants; paying attention; how to respond to pests and diseases

Video Lesson 25 – Extending Growing Seasons: Row Covers

-row cover definition, where to source, updated links on handouts

Video Lesson 26 – Extending Growing Seasons: Cold Frames

-cold frame benefits; links and sample for different models; plan and material of Alexandra’s home build frames

Video Lesson 27 – Extending Growing Seasons: Greenhouses

-greenhouse benefits; links and sample of different models; pots and boxes

Video Lesson 28 – Harvest

-timing of harvest, storage, best nutrition, harvesting various vegetables

Video Lesson 29 – Preparation for Winter

-seed collecting; green-cover crops for winter; why we don’t clean

Video Lesson 30 – Compost

-beneficial compost materials, compost don’ts; the life of compost

Video Lesson 31 – Fava Beans

– time of seeding, special treatments, fava specific tips

Video Lesson 32 – Peas

-time of seeding,special treatments, pea specific tips

Video Lesson 33 – Salad Greens

-time of seeding, special treatments, salad green specific tips

Video Lesson 34 – Potatoes

-time of seeding,special treatments, potato specific tips

Video Lesson 35 – Beets, Carrots, Radishes

-time of seeding, special treatments, root veggie specific tips

Video Lesson 36 – Cabbage

-time of seeding, special treatments, cabbage specific tips

Video Lesson 37 – Garlic, Shallots, Onion

-time of seeding, special treatments, garlic & onion specific tips

Video Lesson 38 – Beans and Basil

-time of seeding, special treatments, beans & basil specific tips

Video Lesson 39 – Tomatoes Part 1

-time of seeding, special treatments, tomato specific tips

Video Lesson 40 – Tomatoes Part 2

-time of seeding, special treatments, tomato specific tips

Video Lesson 41 – Conclusion

 

Upon completion of Wisdom of the Cosmic Garden, you will have a through understanding of the ecology of creating and growing a healthy garden, starting from the soil up.

Through a journey through the four seasons, you will learn:

-a general overview of healthy Soil, Seeds and Plants
-to start your own vegetables early inside
-to  Extend your growing season
-organic and Biodynamic Techniques
-to utilize the Biodynamic calendar for seeding, planting and harvest
-holistic management and easy garden application
-14 of the most commonly grown vegetables- in detail
-how to create your own personal garden plan

Alexandra covers 14 plants in detail so that you are set up for success in growing these popular veggies: salad greens, potatoes, peas, root veggies (Beets, Carrots, Radishes), cabbage, fava beans, garlic, shallots and onion, beans and basil, and of course tomatoes.

Join us in the garden!

Wisdom of the Cosmic Garden

Meet your Instructor

Meet your Instructor and Garden Mentor for Wisdom of the Cosmic Garden: German Garden Master Alexandra Luppold.

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Alexandra Luppold

Alexandra is a German Garden Master & Instructor for Wisdom of the Cosmic Garden. She farms organically on Vancouver Island.

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