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Learn what you need to know to create and operate a successful organic regenerative market garden.

In this masterclass, Yotam will personally support you on your market gardening journey as you grow a productive garden and improve your garden's topsoil health and biodiversity with every season.

Save yourself thousands of wasted hours and dollars by focusing on what matters and avoiding costly mistakes.

Join a community of learners as we dive deep together into creating and operating a market garden that fits your values and context.


Join us and learn what you need to know to have the best possible start to your market garden.

We have created this comprehensive course based on a working model and vast experience teaching organic regenerative market gardening. In this course, you will:

  • Schedule 3 online consultation meetings with Yotam, to answer your questions and discuss your market garden plans, challenges and opportunities.
  • Learn from a master gardener.
  • Gain immediate access to all the course material.
  • Get answers to all your gardening questions.
  • Learn all the critical components of establishing and operating a market garden. We have got you covered! We cover basic and advanced growing techniques, crop planning, microgreens growing, management, marketing and even topics like farmer care. Check out the complete syllabus below.

Yotam openly shares his 16 years of horticultural experience as a teacher, operator and manager. The information in this course is our most precious resource, and what enables us to yield over 10 tons of produce from a 1/3 acre of land with gross sales of over $120,000 of greens and vegetables a season, using organic and regenerative no-till methods. 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.

You Get Access To:

  • 15+ hours of in-depth videos to walk you through each topic.
  • 300 pages of downloadable detailed information covering everything you need to know to set up your market garden, loaded with pictures, illustrations, tables and charts.
  • Schedule 3 online consultation meetings with Yotam, at times and intervals that suit you.
  • Demonstrational videos from the garden.
  • Useful templates to assist you in creating systems, crop planning and documentation for health and safety purposes.
  • Optional assignments are designed to help you build up your market gardening skills and establish your farm as you complete each lesson.
  • A Learn More section for further deepening of your understanding of the topic.
  • Join the community! On joining the course, you will be invited to join our private online market gardening community on Discord, where you can discuss your ideas with current and past students.

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 1-year access to the course platform (course materials can be downloaded for future access).

100% satisfaction guaranteed! 14 days refund policy, no questions asked. Email us within 14 days, and we will fully refund your investment.

Upon the completion of the course, you can download a Certificate of Completion.

When purchasing the course, you will receive a discount code for ordering market gardening equipment from ActiveVista.

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Schedule 3 online consultation meetings with Yotam at times and intervals that suit you. We will contact you on registering for the course and schedule the first meeting. The meetings duration can vary according to your needs, but from our experience, around 90 minutes is the ideal time for each meeting.

Before the first meeting, if you already have a gardening site, please prepare pictures, maps, and videos of your garden and send them to us. We will schedule the next one at the end of the first meeting.

Course Price is $1,197 NZD

(Valued at $1,797 NZD)

Learn what it takes, ask questions, and kickstart your market garden off to the best start.

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Course Structure

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

"If you have aspirations of becoming a small market gardener then I highly recommend this course. Yotam is a very generous and passionate tutor who willingly shares his knowledge and experience in growing vegetables. The course is extremely well structured taking you from the beginning of garden design and set-up, through crop selection and growth and ending with the marketing and financial aspects of running a commercial venture. The course material provided is extensive and all my questions were answered either within the material provided or through the weekly live tutorials conducted by Yotam. This course gives you all the information you need to know - then it's over to you to make it happen!" Wendy A.

“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 the 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

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts when you purchase the course, and all the material is available for a full year from that date.

How do the assignments work?

The assignments have been designed to help you set up critical systems to gradually build a successful market gardening business. They are not evaluated, not mandatory, and can be completed at your own pace.

The assignments vary in length and format. Some assignments are design exercises, and others include developing infrastructure and garden practicals.

Who is this course for?

This course is primarily for aspiring market gardeners. You can establish a market garden to suit the scale and intensity that works for you. Whether you want to sell vegetables from your backyard, lifestyle block or grow on 5 acres. In all these situations, you will benefit significantly from the information and advice laid out in the course, and you will be able to ask questions and receive expert advice.

Is this course suitable if I am not in NZ?

Yes. The vast majority of the content in this course is suitable for gardeners from both hemispheres, not just New Zealand and Australia, as the art of small-scale market gardening is universal.

The main strategies and techniques illustrated in this course are applicable in many parts of the world, but the examples and suppliers provided are specific to New Zealand. In the main text, all of the figures appear in the Metric System and the Imperial System. The figures in the appendixes and tables are currently only in the Metric System.

I am not sure I am ready to commit to establishing a market garden, is this course for me?

It is the perfect course to take if you question the suitability of this trade with your context and life goals. In this course, you will learn all about this trade, what you need to know, and what skills you need to develop to be able to market garden successfully.

How quickly can I start making a living from my market garden?

It depends a lot on your previous gardening and business background. While market gardening is highly accessible for anyone to start, it is best viewed as a long term career move, as there are many aspects of the trade that takes years to master. Although you can establish a market garden quickly and get sales coming in within a few weeks (we had students that made over $50,000 in sales in their first season with no previous growing experience!), like many small businesses, it can take 2 to 3 years to reach financial stability.

I have started growing and selling produce, but I want to upskill, is this course for me?

Market gardening is a skilled occupation, and it takes years to fully master it. Many gardeners have got the growing part relatively sussed out, but are lacking in business management, marketing and creating systems for smooth operations. This course will help fill in any gaps in your knowledge and skillset, so you can maximise the potential of your market garden operation.

Is this course suitable for home gardeners or community groups?

While there is valuable information in this course for gardeners at every scale, this course primarily focuses on making a living from gardening, and we cover in-depth all the systems that support this goal.

Please check out our home gardening online course on our website.

What size land do I need to take part in this course?

Having access to a garden plot will help you complete the recommended assignments and practise the techniques. While having access to 1/4 acre will allow you to operate a full-scale market garden, a garden of 50 square metres (538 square feet) will allow you to follow all the assignments and practice your growing skills.

We recommend that your garden is easily accessible to you and that it gets full-sun exposure (8 hours of direct sunlight).

Can I enrol and take the course with a friend?

The course enrolment is for one person to join the program. If you have a business partner and you both garden in the same section you can both join the meetings.

How is this course compared to a horticultural course?

This is not your average horticultural course, and the focus is not on theoretical aspects of plant biology. Instead, this course is focused on proven strategies, practical skills and task-specific information. The course is specifically catering for small growers, based on a working model which we have been refining since 2014.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

If you are unsatisfied with your investment, contact us in the first 14 days, and we will give you a full refund.

I have a question, how do I contact you?

We are always happy to answer questions. Please email us at [email protected]

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