Building Healthy Soil

Learn how to create healthy soil for your garden!

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Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants, Healthy People

Your soil is the foundation of your garden. Learn how to create a healthy soil teaming with living microorganisms through composting, compost teas, vermicomposting, and much more. This class will teach you how to cycle nutrients on your property, enhance natural systems and improve your soil so that you can have a healthy and productive garden this spring!

This is Module 2 of the Edible Backyards Series and can be taken independently. This Module covers:

  • What is Soil
  • Composting
  • Vermicomposting
  • Compost Teas
  • More Soil-building Strategies

Leave this class with:

  • Concrete strategies to improve your soil
  • An in-depth understanding of composting and vermicomposting
  • A list of fertility and biomass plants that you are going to grow

Class includes:

  • 7 training videos that cover the course topics
  • Worksheets to reinforce the material and activities to make it specific to your site.
  • A private forum to get your questions answered, available for one year after date of purchase


Your Instructor


Kareen Erbe
Kareen Erbe

Hi, I’m Kareen Erbe.

I’m a cold climate gardener, garden design consultant and owner of Broken Ground. I help people in cold climates grow their own food so they can eat healthier, live more sustainably and be more self-reliant. I’ve taught thousands of people through my workshops, both live and online, and have consulted with aspiring gardeners for almost a decade.

From getting clients started on their first ever garden, to troubleshooting garden pest issues, to working with couples on designing a full-blown self-reliant homestead, I am honored to work with people who want to build their resilience, on a small or large scale.

It’s my mission to get as many people as possible feeding their families safe and healthy food.

I live with my family on a suburban homestead in Bozeman, Montana, USA with large vegetable gardens, a food forest of fruit trees and berry bushes, a greenhouse, a pond and a flock of chickens.

Even with our short and unpredictable growing season, we manage to grow a good portion of our own food.

I always feel grateful for the abundance of our land and the ways in which it gives back to us year after year.

But I didn’t go from zero to producing a lot of our own food overnight. Designing and implementing our site was a multi-phase, multi-year project.

I took a step-by-step approach to the project that made implementation clear, easy, and straightforward. And this is the approach that I share with you in my Edible Backyards Series.



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
Building Healthy Soil is designed to be a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
Once enrolled, you will have access to the series for a full year from the date of purchase.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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