Self paced learning, group coaching and 1:1 coaching
Where to start?
If you've been to one of my workshops or you're following Blue Borage on social media, then you have had a taster of the Blue Borage approach of edible gardening: simple, creative, innovative and circular. Take a look at the other topics I teach - there's a good chance they will also resonate.
If you haven't been to one of my workshops, then there are a few possible starting places... my goal is to help you gain confidence in the garden, find your own style of gardening, become fascinated with composting, and grow the food you love to eat. Which of those areas is most appealing?
Confidence building: 1:1 coaching is the best so we can talk through what suits your space, your goals and your learning style.
Find your own style: The 10 part foodscaping course is a great way to plan your garden and create your own goals.
Composting: This is more complex... I would suggest starting with the free ebook 'Tips to Successful Home Composting' and then working through the Compost Optimisation process or the hot composting with biodynamics.
Grow the food you love to eat: To grow an abundant variety of food, I think it's wise to grow from seed. If you're nervous, then start with microgreens - it's a free course. If you have made up your mind to grow all you can then go straight to the course seed sowing for beginners. I also offer the seed sowing course as a pop up workshop and 1:1 coaching session - it takes about an hour in total, and you'll end up with a large tray of seeds all planted and ready to go. If you've ever gazed at the pretty edible flowers that are so popular as garnishes, then the edible flowers course is a neat standalone course suitable for beginners and advanced gardeners alike.
Some more information on each course
Grow your own Microgreens: tips to get you started with these neat salad greens and some troubleshooting advice to ensure you succeed.
Foodscaping: Grow the food you love to eat: a 10 step process to plan your dream edible garden. Suitable for any season, any location, any sized garden.
Grow from seed: a comprehensive guide to growing edibles from seed at a home scale, even without a greenhouse.
In-ground worm farming: a fun approach to worm farming whereby you can turn a container garden into a self fertilising planter.
Grow your own edible flowers:edible flowers make almost any dish look 10 times more delicious. The best way to add these to your meals is to be growing them. This guide includes indications on flavour, seasonality and the quickest method to grow them.
Basic biodynamics for the home gardener: This is an introduction to biodynamics for the beginner, with some simple exercises anyone can do with no special tools.
Hot composting: if you are yearning to cancel your garden waste collection service and instead transform your weeds into soil, then this is a good place to start.
Five Day Intensive
Each month, I host a five day intensive for a small group to learn a few specific skills. The next intake is scheduled for September 17th.
How it works: we meet by zoom and also in a private (closed) Facebook group. Over the course of the five days you will have a chance to apply the techniques to your own space and get all your questions answered in a manner that is very similar to 1:1 coaching.
If September 17th doesn't suit you, then watch out for the next intake, or send an email to reserve your place: email@example.com
Ten Week Group Programme
This is a combination of an online programme with group zoom calls to support you with the content of the comprehensive edible gardening course. Topics include: composting, container gardening, seed sowing, companion planting, basic biodynamics, worm farming, hugelkultur.
Next intake scheduled for October 2020. Email to reserve your place at firstname.lastname@example.org
Personalised coaching tailored to your specific requirements
The starting point for personalised coaching is usually a foodscaping consultation with a site visit or zoom call.
We then use the online coaching platform for regular updates, check-ins, and I am available to answer questions as they arise.