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In this course, you will find all the information we would have loved to know and have access to when we started our market garden.

Learn from one of New Zealand's leading small-scale organic market gardeners.

The information in this course is our most precious resource, and what enables us to yield over 9 tons of produce from a ¼ acre of land with gross sales of $100,000 of greens and vegetables a season, using no-till methods.

Yotam openly shares his 15 years of horticultural experience, as a teacher, manager and operator. In 2014 Yotam and his partner Niva established Pakaraka Permaculture Market Garden. Since 2016, when Pakaraka Permaculture had reached its current performance, Yotam has taught organic market gardening workshops to hundreds of aspiring market gardeners.

When you purchase this course:

  • You will receive immediate access to all of the course released material, including over 300 pages of PDF lessons, including pictures, illustrations, tables, charts and templates. All of the course material can be viewed online or be downloaded onto your computer.
  • Each lesson in the course has an optional Assignment section, which we designed to help you build up the your market gardening skills and establish your farm as you complete each lesson.
  • Each lesson in the course has a Learn More section for further deepening of your understanding of the topic.
  • Join the community! Each lesson in the course has a Questions and Answers section. There you can get support and answers to your questions from fellow students, as well as from the course creator, Yotam Kay.
  • You will get the most updated information! New practices and material will be continuously updated and easily accessible for future reference.
  • You will have lifetime access to the course, for as long as the course is available online.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed! 14 days refund policy. If the course doesn't provide you with the information and insights that you need for your market garden needs, email us within 14 days, and we will refund your investment.
  • When purchasing the course, you will receive a discount code for ordering market gardening equipment from ActiveVista.

The Organic Market Gardening Online Course Curriculum

Lesson 1: Farm design

Lesson 2: Infrastructure

Lesson 3: Soil health and fertility

Lesson 4: Growing strategies

Lesson 5: Propagation and seeding

Lesson 6: The top crops

Lesson 7: Growing microgreens

Lesson 8: Crop planning

Lesson 9: Irrigation

Lesson 10: Pest and disease management

Lesson 11: Tunnel house design and season extension

Lesson 12: Marketing

Lesson 13: Management

Lesson 14: Accounting and financial planning

Lesson 15: Health and Safety

Lesson 16: Farmer care

What participants say about this course

“Firstly I just want to say thank you for all the information in your online course...I’m finding it super helpful in setting up a little market garden for the 1st time.” Jess

“I am really enjoying there course and am so impressed with what you are doing and what you have created, very inspiring and thank you for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm!” Cordelia

“Really enjoying the course, so well put together and explained.” John

“We have finished the course today in the morning and it has been a highlight of our day when we read it together. It is really well written and easy to understand. Every time we are working hands on we can refer to the information we got from the course.” Thiago and Renata

Your Instructor

Yotam Kay
Yotam Kay

Yotam Kay is a master gardener who loves growing plants and sharing his passion for it. He has been growing vegetables and teaching others how to do it since 2005. Yotam dedicated his career to learning about growing vegetables organically in a regenerative way, with the burning question "how much food can be grown in a small piece of land efficiently and regeneratively?". Niva and Yotam established Pakaraka Permaculture Market Garden and Educational Centre for Regenerative Living" in Thames, New Zealand in 2014.

Yotam studied Environmental science, holds a Diploma in Permaculture Design and is a certified Permaculture teacher. Yotam had been working on a wide range of projects before establishing Pakaraka Permaculture; leading community garden projects, establishing food gardens and sustainability programs in schools, to managing commercial organic gardens in New Zealand.

Yotam is passionate about transitioning to sustainable food production, focusing both on backyards and commercial growers. Yotam's had direct experience in teaching thousands of people, both beginner and seasoned growers.


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