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From Soil to Harvest: Mastering Garden Basics in Florida

"Master the art of Florida gardening in our immersive 6-part series, 'From Soil to Harvest,' as we guide you through essential practices from setting up and composting to pest management and seed starting, ensuring your garden thrives in the unique Sunshine State climate—classes held every 2nd Friday evening from April to September with a complimentary FREE kombucha for a refreshing learning experience in the outdoor garden area."


$26.00 per person


1h 30min

About this experience

Embark on a agricultural journey with our comprehensive 6-part series designed to guide you through the intricacies of cultivating a vibrant food garden in the unique climate of Florida. Whether you're starting from scratch or revitalizing an existing garden, this in-person course promises to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for gardening success. 


Course Highlights:

  1. Setting Up: Delve into the essentials of garden preparation, covering crucial aspects such as location, bed design, and soil needs.

  2. Composting: Discover the art of sustainable and cost-effective composting—a key to reducing maintenance and enhancing yields organically.

  3. Pest Management: Learn to navigate the world of garden pests without toxic inputs, distinguishing between the good and the bad, and adopt effective techniques for pest control.

  4. Maintenance & Watering: From fertilization to thinning, explore the nuances of garden upkeep to ensure a thriving garden throughout the entire growing season.

  5. Garden Planning: Allocate time for hands-on garden design, question-and-answer sessions, and valuable feedback on your fall garden plans.

  6. Seed Starting: Uncover the essential skill of starting your garden from seeds. Understand the why and how, along with care and transplanting tips for sustainable gardening.

Individual classes are available a la carte. Save $6 by purchasing as the full 6 part series package.


  • Classes held every 2nd Friday evening from April to September, 5:30-7:00pm.

  • Enjoy the outdoor classroom in the garden area, so dress comfortably.

  • Each class includes a FREE kombucha to refresh and rejuvenate.

Join us as we transform Florida gardens into flourishing havens of beauty and abundance. Enroll now for an enriching experience in the art and science of growing food.

We are offering this course on a sliding price scale so that everyone is able to access this resource regardless of their financial situation. The sliding scale represents the idea that monetary resources like income should not be the only determining factor in whether or not someone can access services/classes/etc. Take a look at the green bottles image in the product images to help determine where you fall on the sliding scale (image created & shared freely by Alexis J. Cunningfolk).

    • $175 is the Pay-It-Forward price. The extra money goes towards supporting scholarships as well as future free and low-cost classes. Essentially it's an opportunity to not only purchase the class but also support your fellow community members while you're at it. 

    • $100 is the sacrifice price. It is for those who are able to meet their basic needs but have little-to-no expendable income. Paying for this class may qualify as a sacrifice but it would not create hardship. For those that need to purchase at this price, a payment plan is available. Conact me directly at to discuss details.

    • $60 is the hardship price. It is for those who struggle to meet basic needs and paying for this class would still be a significant hardship. This will be based on community support from the pay it forward price point. For those that need to purchase at this price, a payment plan is available. Conact me directly at to discuss details.

Please be mindful that if you purchase a price at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford the higher ticket prices, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility. 

Being honest with yourself and your financial situation when engaging with sliding scale practices grows strong and sustainable communities. It also respects the work of teachers and creators, like myself, who have families to support and bills to pay. Additionally, when I am paid fairly, I am able to invest more time and resources to free and lower cost offerings.

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Elise has been teaching beginner gardening courses for over a decade and has been gardening since she was a child here in St. Petersburg.