The Gardening Academy

Grow What You Eat, Eat What You Grow!

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We anticipate opening for new members on roughly:

October 30, 2019

Attention Gardeners

Discover How to Grow a Garden That is Productive and Easy to Care For!

Are you tired of the bland tasting and pesticide covered produce you get from a grocery store? With The Gardening Academy you can grow what you eat and eat what you grow!

  • If you have ever struggled to grow a productive and easy to care for garden
  • If you have ever lost your long cared for tomato plants to a pest or disease
  • If you have been frustrated by a jungle of weeds in your garden
  • If you have lost plants to frost or too much heat
  • If you wonder why your garden seems to struggle while your neighbors seems to thrive
  • If you want to grow more of your own food but just don't know where to start;

Then what you are about to read will change your life forever. Here's why . . .

Watch this Video First!!

Here are a few reasons to join the Membership

Welcome to The Gardening Academy

The Gardening Academy is an online community that will help you do the following:

Grow a Productive and Easy to Care for Garden

Many folks I talk to would love to grow their own fruits and vegetables, but their early experiences with gardening were less than successful and a lot of work. Even growing a few tomato plants in containers on your back porch can be a pain in the neck if not done properly.

One of the biggest things you will gain from being a member of The Gardening Academy is the ability to grow a productive and easy to care for garden. We will start you small, learning growing techniques that will allow you to have a garden that is productive but still easy to manage and doesn't take up your entire weekend.

Naturally Control Garden Pests

Garden pests can be the bane of your existence if you let them get out of control.

  • Aphids
  • Slugs & Snails
  • Earwigs
  • Leaf miners
  • Cabbage worms
  • Grasshoppers

These are just a few of the many vegetable loving insects you will need to compete with in your garden.

In The Gardening Academy we will master the techniques that will allow you to naturally control pests in your garden with out a lot of harsh chemical sprays.

Tame that Jungle of Weeds

One of the most time consuming (and least exciting) tasks in gardening is weeding! I'm not saying you will never have to weed. Weeds are just a natural part of gardening. The Gardening Academy will give you ideas and techniques including:

  • Natural Weed Control
  • Mulches
  • Watering the right way

Dealing with Harsh Weather Conditions

Gardening is so dependent on weather! A hot spurt can slow production and a heavy frost can end your garden in one night!

You will receive multiple strategies for dealing with the effects of both the hot and cold with your membership in The Gardening Academy, including:

  • Shade Cloth
  • Mulch
  • Fabric Row Covers
  • Hoop Houses
  • Cold Frames

Proper Garden Irrigation

I once read, "there is no such thing as a bad gardener, just a bad water-er!"

You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of the following systems:

  • Drip systems
  • Sprinklers
  • Flood irrigation.

The Gardening Academy will have you watering like a pro, keeping your plants well hydrated without wasting water or watering weeds.

Utilizing Available Space for Maximum Production

Some people are blessed with lots of space. However, for most gardeners space is limited. Weather you have a big garden or a small one you need to get the most out of every inch of soil.

Enroll in The Gardening Academy to master the skills of:

  • Vertical Gardening
  • Succession Planting
  • Proper Plant Spacing
  • Containers and Raised Beds

Extending Your Growing Season

The average gardener grows vegetables and fruits usually from mid spring until the first frost every year. For may of us that growing period might be 5 months or less.

Simple techniques you will learn in The Gardening Academy will add months to your growing season. These techniques include:

  • Fabric Row Covers
  • Hoop Houses
  • Cold Frames
  • Green Houses
"I just wanted to let you know how much I loved your year round gardening class! I hope that anyone considering signing up will go ahead and do it. They will not be sorry! Not only is your course extremely educational, it is so much fun as well and just gets you really excited about being able to continue gardening long after the summer days are gone!
I thoroughly enjoyed the entire class. The modules are well set up and organized and the live classes are simply great! I learned so much from taking this course. It had truly never occurred to me to extend the season and really didn't know that I could extend it to the length that you've taught. I can not tell you how excited I am to have all of this new knowledge and I'm putting it to good work this year! I'm particularly appreciative of being able to go back to the modules as needed, even though the course is finished and I also love the fact that I can participate in future live classes. "

Cindy H. - Student - Year Round Gardening

What is Included in the Gardening Academy

Garden Foundations Course

  • 4 hours of instruction to improve your garden
  • Where To Plant
  • When To Plant
  • What To Plant
  • Watering Strategies
  • Weed & Pest Management

Monthly Gardening Topics

  • Each month we will focus on a new gardening skill
  • 12 Unique topics each year

Weekly Garden Help

  • Monthly Topic Mini Course
  • Live Q&A Sessions with Rick
  • Expert Interviews
  • Book Reviews
  • Product Reviews
  • Recipes
  • Food Preservation Advice

Private Members only Facebook Group

  • Weekly Harvest Shares
  • Small Group Managed By Rick

A Expanding Collection of Crop Growing Guides

  • Crops For Food Storage
  • Growing Tomatoes
  • Growing Potatoes
  • Many More Courses to Come

What's Included as part of the Gardening Academy?

"I have watched several of your videos now and I just love them! I consider myself a intermediate gardener. Some information is review but I always seem to find a golden nugget in every class section! I love your the friendly style of teaching. I really feel like I’m talking to my neighbor across the fence line. Please continue making these great videos! Happy gardening.

Gretchen Buie - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Buy Now!!

Help me Build this New Monthly Gardening Program

As a "Founding Member" of The Gardening Academy you get to help me build this site into the best gardening resource on the web! The membership is a work in progress and will not be 100% complete until right around November 1st.
Much of the content is in place and ready for you to start learning, but you will have the opportunity to help me get this site up and running.

Founding Members Program
Monthly Savings
  • Founding Members Pay $15 Per Month
  • Your Price will NEVER go up*
  • Only $0.50 Per Day
  • Public Price will be much higher
Annual Savings
  • Pay Annually and Get 2 months FREE!
  • Annual Price is only $150*
  • Only $0.41 Per Day
Help Me Build the Website
  • You get all content as it is produced
  • You can offer suggestions on the content
  • Share ideas to make the content better
Only $0.50 per day gets you early access to the membership site.

Remember this Founding Member opportunity is only available from September 13th to September 19th! And is limited to the first 100 members to join.

*As long as your account remains active and in good standing

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Founding Members Bonus

Founding Members of The Gardening Academy will receive a free copy of my PVC Drip Irrigation course.

This 3 hour course will get you up and running with this simple to use and water efficient irrigation system for your backyard garden.

This $20 value is yours free for become a Founding Member of The Gardening Academy and is yours to keep even if you don't remain a member.

The Gardening Academy No Risk Guarantee!

No Risk To You!

30 Day Money Back Guarantee!

Cancel any Time!

  • I'm so sure that you will have an easy to care for and productive garden.
  • A Garden where weeds and pests are in balance.
  • A Garden that is safe from hot and cold where your growing season comes early and stays late.
  • A garden that will be bursting with healthy and tasty produce.
  • A Garden that will be the envy of all your family and friends.
I'm so sure your questions will be answered and you will be growing an awesome garden in no time.
That I'm willing to take the risk.
If you are not happy with this program just email me in the first 30 days at [email protected] and I will refund the full amount of your monthly (or annual) subscription.
No forms to fill out and no questions asked.

"This course is one of the best I’ve taken. I especially liked the weekly Q&A live streams. He alerts you three days in advance of the Q&A as a way of a reminder and requests questions be submitted based upon that week’s course info. Then during the live stream he answers those questions as well as any that come in during the live stream. I am looking forward to the release of his future courses and will definitely subscribe to his YouTube channel. "
- Linda J.- Student Year Round Gardening

Free With Membership

Gardening Foundations Course - $200.00

Monthly Topic Tutorial Courses - $30 per Month - $360.00

Monthly Group Call/ Live Coaching - $50 per month - $600.00

Gardening Academy Discussion Group - $50 per Month - $600.00

Monthly Interviews, Events, Recipes, Food Preservation - $30 per month - $360.00

Single Crop Growing Guide Courses - $60.00

3 new courses per Year - $60.00


PVC Drip Irrigation Course - $20.00

Monthly Planting Guides (Starts January 2020) - $240.00

Prizes and Challenge Events (if you win) - $200.00

Total Value of Founding Membership (This is just year 1) - $2,500.00

You only pay $15 per month, or $150 if paid annually!!

Don't Miss this One Time Only Chance

Now is the time,The Gardening Academy Founders launch is only available from September 13th to September 18th.

This is a once in a lifetime chance to become a better gardener and join a community of like minded folks who want to grow more of their own food!

Your chance to get in on this new group at the ground floor only lasts this week. The time to grow your dream garden has arrived! Will you go for it? Will you take action?


Get started now!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the membership start and finish?
Your access to the content starts now and never ends as long as your account is paid and in good standing! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the membership?
Access to the membership is based on your payment plan and history. As soon as you purchase your access to the membership site will begin. Your membership is good for 30 days (or 1 year if paid annually). Monthly memberships will continue to renew every 30 days until you cancel. Upon cancellation, you will lose access to the site and related facebook group, But you can keep any bonus material you received including courses.
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.
What if I already own courses on the Online Gardening School, do I lose access to those courses by joining the membership?
No, Any courses you purchased prior to becoming a member of the Online Gardening School membership site still belong to you and you will continue to have access to these courses even if you cancel your access to the membership site. But you will not have access to any of the updates made to courses that are exclusive to the members only site.

Your Instructor

Rick Stone
Rick Stone

Hi guys, I'm Rick Stone and I’m a gardening fanatic! Over the last 21 years I've grown a large garden at my home and it seems like every year that garden gets a little larger! Most years we grow between 800 to 1100 pounds of fresh veggies for our table and tons of great flowers to make our yard look awesome.

I grow all of my own seedlings and we have learned how to extend our garden harvest to 365 days a year. Even in our zone 6 garden! Growing in cold frames and hoop houses is the key!!

I'm a graduate of the Utah State University Master Gardener program and have been teaching classes for many years on gardening basics and year round gardening. For the last year I have been teaching courses online to nearly 1000 students. Come join me and we will learn everything you need to know to have a successful garden!!

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