Before you start:
1) This course is 100% free but works even better with the Garden Tutor kit:
Have a look around and if you like what you see we highly recommend our acclaimed how to garden kit
2) Garden Tutor course overview:
The Garden Tutor course is broken down into two Sections, eight modules, and 23 lessons. Within a module, there are lessons (some Modules only have a review lesson, and some have many lessons). Each module has a quiz after the Review/Putting it all together lesson. The quizzes are optional but a great way to reinforce your learning.
Note that you will be starting in the Site module, and it is packed with a lot of information. It is the most intensive part of the course, especially the “Soil” lesson.
3) Garden Tutor course access and navigation:
To access the course, go to our Learning page that is accessible from the main menu at the top of any page.
Once on the learning page, scroll down to the Course module grid and select “Module 1: Site” to begin taking the course. If you are returning to the site and want to pick up where you left off, then select the most recent module you where working on from this module grid. For example, if you are returning to continue working on the “Selection” module. Find the selection module and click on the “View” button to find the place where you left off.
The full text/transcript from the video and core supporting images are below the video for you to utilize. Depending on your preferences, you can watch the videos or read the text or do both. It’s up to you. The videos contain some additional pictures and illustrations, but the text is the same.
The Toolbox section of our site is integral to the course and provides supporting information, applications, and charts. Throughout the course, we refer to the toolbox, and you can access it from the main navigation menu on the site. The toolbox is also a great resource for you to use after you have completed the Garden Tutor course, so be sure to come back often and use the toolbox.