The Learn & Grow Educational Series was originally created in 2013 around food security education, beginning with teaching people how to grow their own fruits and vegetables pretty much anywhere using self-watering containers made from recycled and/or inexpensive materials.
Over time, our garden grew larger as we moved it six times over the next six years, proving the power of portable food production.
Our social media-based curriculum has expanded to include backyard chicken care and sustainable living practices and methods. Free lesson plans are being added to our library of lesson plans on a continuing basis.
The Learn & Grow curriculum continues to expand into multiple aspects of sustainable living with rainwater capturing and greywater recapturing, composting, recycling, and more. Our long-term goal is to operate Sustainability Learning Centers around the world teaching food security and sustainable living methods, as well as create affordable sustainably-built housing for future homeowners and renters.
We currently operate our Virtual Sustainability Learning Center and test garden from our creator’s backyard, where she also offers in-person tours and classes through AirBnB Experiences. Live online classes are also conducted from our Learning Center and test garden through Meetup via Zoom. Links to our online classes and in-person tours and classes are at the bottom of each page of this site.
Our goal is to provide instruction to learners around the world, whether online or in person, on how to adapt their lifestyles to more affordable and ecologically responsible ways of living without giving up their comfort or safety. We want learners from all walks of life to have equal access to learning so they can lift themselves up and pursue their potentials as unique individuals, and find their contributions that they can make to the world.
Knowledge is power and we want our learners to have the understanding and access to the materials they need to become as food independent as possible and to live healthy lives in safe, affordable, sustainable homes. The confidence required to take on the large challenges that face us all, these days, begins with meeting one’s own survival needs, including access to clean water, safe and hygienic shelter, fresh nutrient-rich foods, and access to the tools and resources necessary to live comfortably with a reduced carbon footprint.
Please bear with us as this website and related social media continue to adapt to the progress we are making with expanding our curriculum and solutions. Much is in the works and we look forward to seeing all our current and future learners online and in person at our upcoming events.