Farmer Rishi's

Increase Your Footprint Course

A 7-week Regenerative Gardening Course

March 10 to April 28

Online Only: $349

Online + Weekend Workshops: $449

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Why Increase Your Footprint?

We are part of the web of life - it's time to reclaim that.

Why do we believe that our footprint on Earth is inherently bad or negative? Thousands of human cultures around the world live in a loving and caring relationship with plants, trees, animals and soil and so can we.

This course is about translating the care and love we feel for our Mother Earth into a care and love that is expressed through our hand and actions. Farmer Rishi will guide you to INCREASE YOUR FOOTPRINT of healing and regeneration on our Earth-body by restoring health to soil, water cycles, plants and ourselves.

Gardening from the ground up.

Learn to create a garden sanctuary in any space, small or large.

This unique 7-week course is designed to help guide you to develop caring & healing relationships with soil, plants, and animals.

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We breathe Earth, we eat Earth, we sleep Earth.
We are Earth - it's time we all see that.

The purpose of this course is to educate and inspire everyone to create healing gardens with the power to regenerate land, bodies, minds, and spirits.

With Farmer Rishi's guidance, you will learn the fundamental ideas and practices necessary to participate in healing and regeneration at any scale and in any location- whether you are creating a garden on balcony, in a suburban home garden, or a public landscape.

Farmer Rishi will define and describe what regeneration means as a cultural concept, and demonstrate how that practice can be reflected tangibly in a garden setting and as part of your lifestyle.

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It’s time to reclaim our role as caregivers of this planet

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What You'll Learn

No experience necessary. Long time gardeners welcome.

How would you garden if the world was living? How would you care for soil, rocks, plants, and animals if you believed them to be as conscious and creative as we are?

This #IncreaseYourFootprint Course is about a new (and very old) way of gardening. Whether you are a long-time gardener or never put your hands in the soil, this course has something for you. We will explore traditions of gardening based on the knowledge of indigenous people around the world, including:

• how to tend and care for soil so that she becomes rich enough to invigorate plants
• how to compost at home EASILY (and without smells & flies)
• how to have abundant plant growth with minimal water use
• how to harvest rainwater
• choosing and planting trees that will bring an abundance of fruit into your life
• caring for trees long-term
• designing a healing garden that is a sanctuary for you and your family
• creating an abundant and easily to maintain vegetable garden

and so much more!

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Past students are saying...

Why join #IncreaseYourFootprint?

Direct Guidance from Farmer Rishi

I've been teaching gardening for 10 years, have thousands of hours of experience in gardening, and thousands of hours in practice of teaching. I've also consulted on and developed numerous gardens in Los Angeles and all across America.

Tested and validated materials

Hundreds of people have taken this course. Most of them have gone on to create beautiful vibrant gardens, and many are now gardening teachers and consultants themselves. I receive photos and testimonials regularly from people who were profoundly impacted by the course inside and outside the garden.

Easy to access

This online course can be taken from anywhere and everything is recorded. Join live or watch on your own time. With your registration, you'll also get a 90 page written curriculum as a resource for you and over 5 hours of professionally filmed content.

Your Questions answered:

It's time to flip the script: "Increase Your Footprint"

Reduce my footprint? How about increasing my footprint of care and love! Everyday, I work to nourish the living being that nourish me.  Every day I work to show soil that she is valuable and beautiful.  Every day I work to heal unbalanced energy cycles.  Everyday I increase my understanding and awareness in my role as a body of this Earth.

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A week-by-week breakdown of what we will learn together

All lessons are recorded and will be available for viewing by Sunday each week.

Online Sessions:

Lesson 1 - LIVE SESSION Thu March 10 @ 5:30pm PT
- Introduction to Regeneration

Lesson 2 - LIVE SESSION Thu March 17 @ 5:30pm PT
- Soil: Feeling Earth's Skin

Lesson 3 - LIVE SESSION Thu March 24 @ 5:30pm PT
- Helping Soil Heal: Techniques for Regeneration

Lesson 4 - LIVE SESSION Thu March 31 @ 5:30pm PT
- Guiding the Flow: Water in the Garden

Lesson 5 - LIVE SESSION Thu April 7 @ 5:30pm PT
- Tending the Overstory: Trees

Lesson 6 - LIVE SESSION Thu April 14 @ 5:30pm PT
- Co-Creating Your Sanctuary: Garden Design

Lesson 7 - LIVE SESSION Thu April 21 @ 5:30pm PT
- Food for the Family: Vegetable Gardening

Final Q&A - LIVE SESSION Thu April 28 @ 5:30pm PT

Also Included with the Course:

1. Farmer Rishi's 88 page Regenerative Gardening Curriculum

2. Slide Deck's from every week's lesson

3. Three pre-recorded Video Presentations from Farmer Rishi
  -  Regenerative Garden Tours (1hr)
  - Soil Regeneration Workshop (1hr)
  - Seed Starting & Propagation Workshop (1hr)

Weekend Workshops Option

All workshops held at Sarvodaya Farms in Pomona, CA

Urban Healing Garden Tour
Saturday March 19 - 10am to Noon

Soil Regeneration Workshop
Saturday April 2  - 10am to Noon

Vegetable Gardening Workshop
Saturday, April 23 - 10am to Noon

Course Details

Course Start Date: Thursday March 10, 2022
Course End Date: Thursday April 28, 2022

Live Lectures via Zoom every Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm PT
Recordings of live lecture posted every week by Sunday, available for viewing anytime.

All course materials available for 1 year after course ends (April 31, 2023)

No experience necessary.  New and long time gardeners welcome.

You can create a garden sanctuary anywhere - even if you have little space or a "brown thumb"

Need a fee reduction?

We strive to make all of our content and educational classes available to everyone, regardless of financial status.  If you are unable to pay the full value of this course ($349), we are happy to have you as part of the course at a reduced fee. The fee reduction is offered on a NEED basis; click the button below to apply. If you are able to pay the full course fee, use the buttons above to register for the course.

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About Farmer Rishi

Farmer Rishi is a writer, artist, gardening educator and small-scale farmer based in Los Angeles, CA. He is super passionate about teaching and helping people to create gardens wherever they are, and has helped taught thousands of students around the world who are creating gardens of healing and regeneration.

Rishi is the co-founder of Healing Garden Community, an online platform helping connect gardeners and wellness-seekers.

He is also the Executive Director of Sarvodaya Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people recognize themselves as soil, and our concrete cities as Earth.


Refund Policy

Not sure if this is the right course for you? No problem. Let us know within the first two weeks (14 days) of the course start date, and we are happy to give you a full refund for any reason at all.

After two weeks, no refunds are offered.