Regenerative Gardening and Living with Farmer Rishi

June 19 - July 31, 2019 / Online or In-Person in Los Angeles, CA

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Introducing a Brand New Lifestyle Course from Kiss the Ground

Regenerative Gardening and Living with Farmer Rishi: Learn how to apply Regenerative Principles and Practices to your home garden and lifestyle.

From: June 19 - July 31, 2019 (See full schedule below)
Where: Attend Online or In- Person in Los Angeles

In partnership with Urban Farmer Rishi Kumar, Kiss the Ground is excited to introduce a new Lifestyle Course that teaches regenerative gardening in a way that (sub)urban dwellers can connect with regenerative systems and healthy soils.

This course will cover how to think about, planting seeds, improving soil fertility, composting, and more―regardless of how much space you have! Plus, get ready to dive into food sourcing, fermentation and how to use food to heal and work towards optimal health.
The course will be 7-weeks long, meeting online OR in-person in Los Angeles. We will meet once a week for two hours in a classroom and meet for three additional 3-hour sessions at a garden.

Welcome to the next phase of home gardening.

There are plenty of online videos and courses on gardening. What makes this course different?

The principles of regenerative agriculture are changing the globe. And many of these same principles and practices can be applied to home gardens―increasing water holding capacity and infiltration, sequestering carbon, and improving biodiversity.

This is the next phase in home gardening, and we are excited to make it more available to the world, starting with you!


Do you live in a city but want to compost and garden?

Are you a home gardener already who is wondering how to integrate regenerative principles and healthy soil practices?

This course is for you.

Regeneration in Practice.

The goal of this course is to educate and inspire everyone to create gardens with the power to regenerate land, bodies, minds, and spirits. This gardening course will provide the fundamental ideas and practices necessary to participate in regeneration at any scale and in any location--from indoor and balcony gardens to suburban home gardens to public landscapes. The course will define and describe what regeneration means as a cultural concept, and demonstrate how that practice can be reflected tangibly in a garden setting.

Some key concepts to be explored include:

  • Regenerative Garden Design
  • Soil + Human Health
  • Soil Regeneration
  • Water Cycle Regeneration
  • Trees and Perennials
  • Regenerative Annual Gardening

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Course Location:

  • Classroom Sessions: Will be held at the Riveter at 2236 S Barrington Ave, Los Angeles, CA and will be live-streamed for our online attendees.
  • Outdoor Sessions: Will be held at specified locations (listed below) in West Los Angeles and will be recorded and posted for our online attendees.

ALL COURSE SESSIONS will be RECORDED and available to all course participants following each session.

Course Schedule:

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019: Introduction to Regeneration (Online/Classroom from 4:30pm-6:30pm PT)
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019: Soil Health Part 1 (Online/Classroom from 4:30pm-6:30pm PT)
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019: Regenerative Garden Tour | The Growing Home (24218 Doeskin Pl, Diamond Bar CA 91765) and The Growing Commons (727 W Harrison Ave, Claremont CA 91711)
  • Wednesday, July 3, 2019: Soil Health Part 2 (Online/Classroom from 4:30pm-6:30pm PT)
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019: Water Cycles (Online/Classroom from 4:30pm-6:30pm PT)
  • Saturday, July 13, 2019: 9am - 12pm | Soil Regeneration in Practice | Location: Meadow's Garden (929 Terrace 49, Los Angeles 90042)
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019: Trees and Perennials (Online/Classroom from 4:30pm-6:30pm PT)
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019: Garden Design (Online/Classroom from 4:30pm-6:30pm PT)
  • Saturday, July 27, 2019: 9am - 12pm | Annual Gardening Basics (Online/Outdoor Class Venice Learning Garden / 9am to Noon) | Location: 13000 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019: Annual Gardening (Online/Classroom from 4:30pm-6:30pm PT)

Your Instructors

Rishi Kumar
Rishi Kumar

Farmer Rishi Kumar is a small-scale farmer, sustainability educator and consultant. Since 2010, he has been working in Los Angeles to grow food, restore soil, and connect people through the power of gardens. He operates Sarvodaya Farms in Pomona, CA and now works with Kiss the Ground to help more people connect with the hopeful message of regenerative gardening and agriculture. Rishi has a degree in Computer Science from UC San Diego (2010).

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts June 19th and ends July 31st.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
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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