Your 101 On Growing Food For Your Family & Local Market

A Masterclass with Jim Kovaleski

Thriving Garden Beds With No Water, No Weeding & No Fertilizers?

Just Add Grass.

Accessible & Affordable for EVERYONE.

This market farming model operates without machinery requirements & irrigation components.  Better than that? You don’t even need to own the land you farm on. From creating soil to planting & harvesting successfully, with only a scythe & a few other hand tools, Jim shares his ingenuity & time-tested methods to shortcut your success with minimal costs or investments.

No Team Required

Jim has found success as a "One Man Show” for a decade!  Plus, all techniques in this masterclass can all be easily scaled to fit any size of production you wish.

Garden Guidance For Any Climate.  

Get the preferred list for the highest demand fruits, veggies, herbs, spices & flowers. This masterclass covers crops that are temperate to cold climates specific, as well as adaptations suited for warmer climates.  

Outgrowing Paradigms & Expectations. 
You can be a farmer & travel, too! Learn how to cultivate a lifestyle that allows flexibility. This nomadic gardener follows the seasons & the ideal weather for growing food & living the good life year-round.
 
Revivals & Innovations.  

Grass & soil blocks as the only amendments?  Veggie gardens as ornamental landscaping? Plus many more techniques you won't find anywhere else!

Jim blends ethics with his trusted techniques for a bigger picture.  

Jim Kovaleski is treasured for his carefree presence combined with his rebel ways of challenging the rule books.  Jim shares the 101 on opportunities for income & inspiration on living with purpose when it comes to feeding people.

Foundations For Any Level

Getting Started - Land Leasing - Site Selection & Prep - Pests & Disease as Messengers, Books & Journaling

Soil Life & Growing Without Irrigation

Building Humus - Microherd Life - Managing Disturbance: Composition vs. Imposition

Annual vs. Perennial Systems

Benefits of diversity in the garden - Permaculture ethics for annual polyculture systems - Comparing Guilds  

Signature Methods

Max yields in small spaces - Intensive & diverse plantings - Front yard veggie beds - Innovations in seed starting 

How to Scythe: Everything You Need To Know

Good form, blades, field sharpening, peening, outfitting, and low-tech collection/transport

Grass-Fed Veggies

Grassy mulch reduces weeds, holds moisture at the root level & provides nutrition to soil life.  

Seeds, Bulbs & Headstarts

Soil blocks for transplant success - tips & tricks to grow onions garlic bulbs - Key advice on success with potatoes, squash & more

Harvesting For Market

Low tech, affordable ways to gather, wash, pack & price everything Jim sells at the farmers market stand!  

Marketing + Business

Slow farming, speedy checkout.  
How branding, bundling & simplifying value can make a big difference in creating balance for a peaceful & relaxed farmers market day.  

Cold Climate Food Forests

Fruit trees, nuts & support species for the northern growers.  Planting raspberry canes in woody debris - Apple grafting & wild blueberries 

"Jim has been a pivotal role model for us since 2011.  We were making a lot of mistakes with our early farming practices at the time, so the timing of his advice was perfect & we owe the initiation of our success to Jim's influence. We are so excited to extend this incredible offering.  Especially because it fits into any busy schedule & you can learn from it again and again.” 
-Pete Kanaris & Melissa Kanaris, Founders of GreenDreams / Creators of This Course

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MASTERCLASS SYLABUS

Course Introduction

Welcome + Background

Outline + Objectives

 

Module 1: Foundations

Welcome & Introduction

Ethics, Land Use & Breaking Rules

  • Permaculture Practicality, Record Keeping & Work-Life Balance (10:55)
  • Front Yard Farming + With/Out Land Ownership (5:00)
  • Permaculture Learning & Suggested Books (9:27)
  • Land Leasing - Design - Development (7:22)
  • Site Selection, Bed Planning & Prep work (12: 25)
  • Feeding the Soil with Surplus // Comparison of Methods (5:26)
  • Intensive Annual Polycultures + Working With Other Growers (5:27) 

Nature Is Teacher

  • Pests & Disease As Messengers (5:21) 
  • Sonic Bloom & The Secret Life of Plants (3:11) 

 

Module 2: Grass-Fed Fertility + Scything 101

Soil Life & Growing Without Irrigation

  • Using What’s Available & Experimenting For A Changing World (8:37)
  • Soil Life: The Foundation & The Glue  (4:35) 
  • Soil Building Jumpstart + Lunar Planting Guides (12:45)
  • Grass-Fed Garden vs. Traditional Organic Farming (11:22)
  • Bonus:Managing Disturbance & Composing with Nature (2:06)

Scythe Life 101 - The Art of Hand Cutting Grass/Hay

  • Love of the Blade: Field Sharpening & Intro (9:05)
  • Scything Demonstration + Pro Tips (9:03)
  • “Grass-Fed Veggies” & Scything For Efficiency (4:51)
  • Scythe Blade Sharpening: Peening (7:10)
  • Scythe Blade Maintenance: The Anvil (10:04)
  • Scythe Blade Care & Maintenance Tools (3:54)
  • The Bush Blade: Scything Woody Brush & Electric Fences (11:19)

Hay Day - Turning Your Green Material To Gold

  • Low-Tech Hay Hauling (6:59)
  • Grass as Mulch: Transporting Your Harvest & Field Storage (7:04)
  • Storing Hay/Grass Without a Barn // The Ideal Weed Barrier (4:42)

 

Module 3: Seeds, Starts & Spacing

Planting the Alliums: Garlic & Onions // Tips & Tricks

  • Sourcing Garlic Bulbs + Hacks (3:12)
  • Alternatives for Growers: Garlic Scapes & Spring Garlic (3:30)
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Growing Onions & Other Alliums (10: 54)

Soil Block Method For Seed Starting & Signature Grid Plantings

  • Soil Blocks: Mini Mix For Lettuce Seedlings + Transplanting Success (12:15)
  • Creating Medium/Large Blocks for Seeding Transplants (11:37)
  • Watering Soil Blocks - Seed Selection - Rain Protection (7:45)
  • Custom Template for Intensive Planting  (9:00)
  • Planting Soil Blocks: Intensive Spacing & Ornamental Design (10:49)

Grass-Fed Squash & Potatoes (Planting in Grassy Mulch)

  • Grass-fed Squash: Jumpstarts, Spacing & Choosing Variety  (9:14)
  • Harvest Planning // Transition Plantings (6:20)
  • Crop Circle Squash (Growing in Grass) (11:11)
  • Planting Potatoes in Grass/Hay (6:34)
  • Pest Protection Tool for Baby Curcubits (7:14)

 

Module 4: Harvesting For Market (Cleaning - Packing - Pricing)

Getting Started

  • Transport Supplies & Pricing (5:34)
  • Defining Your Value as a Grower (11:03)
  • Bonus: Tools For the Job - Harvest Shears & Garden Knife (1:27)

Salad Greens Harvest

  • Speedy Hacks For  Salad Mix // Lettuce Varieties (8:48)
  • Harvesting Salad Mix - Loose Leaf Lettuce (7:57)
  • The Garden’s Surplus + Extra Income Opportunities  (7:42)
  • Signature Greens for Market: Low Tech, Low-Cost Packaging

Harvesting Alliums

  • Garlic Harvest 101 (6:54)
  • Garlic Curing for Long-Term Storage (7:58)
  • Garlic Curing Alternative + Market Price (6:27)
  • Time Saving Tips: Prepping Fresh Garlic (10:06)
  • Early Season Onions - Award-Winning Storage Onions  (4:27)

Compound Interest Potatoes

 

Brassicas, Bunch Greens, Root, Peas & More

  • Bunch Greens - Market Pricing, Packaging & Transportation Tips (5:21)
  • Market Harvest & Prep: Beet Greens & Turnips (6:19)
  • Kale Bouquets & Other Best Sellers (11:20)
  • Harvesting Broccoli & Cabbage for Market (2:56)
  • Harvesting Peas for Market (9:03)
  • Harvesting Early Potatoes (8:12)
  • Potato Yields Without Irrigation // “Eyes to Acres” Scalability  (6:35)

 

Module 5: Fruits, Nuts & Food Forests For Cool to Cold Climates

Food Forests for Cool to Cold Climates

  • Reclaiming the Forest Edge with Raspberries (4:53)
  • Food Forests for Northern Growers (7:13)
  • Evolving Apple Cultivars (5:50)
  • Nut Trees, Plums & Potential of Disease (4:46)
  • Bonus Plants for the Cold Climate Food Forest (2:23)
  • Bonus: The Forest Reclaims (4:54)

 

Module 6: Bonus Resources for Market Farmers

Resources for Small Farms & Market Gardeners

  • Multipurpose Market Tent: Supplies & Displays
  • Grant Opportunities for Farm Structures
  • Prepping Pasture for Chickens & Ducks
Our Guide

Each year, Jim Kovaleski uses the changing seasons to bring balance, joy & a respectable income. His outlook & approaches are considered unconventional, according to modern standards, living what the local & national press has called a 'Nomadic' farmer's life.

Each year in late spring, Jim travels up to a small town outside Eastport, Maine, to grow the most delicious, clean & vibrant food you can find. In early fall, he packs up & heads down to Florida to repeat the same routine.

Jim does not follow the rules. He creates evolving adaptations with a mixture of pure, refined classic agriculture practices like using a scythe, techniques that have been passed along by elder growers, elements from books that have proven their worth, & through the intrinsic insights gained from living with the land in a process of slowing down to hear the earth's subtle hints.

Jim teaches through meaningful conversations based on his long term experience. The insights & techniques he has collected are invaluable, and his natural farming process looks similar to walking meditation. He plants, harvests, prepares, and markets in a way that flows naturally. A person could easily get accustomed to a day job like this  and through this course, you will see exactly how this is all possible. 

AWARD WINNING VEGETABLES

We share our visit with Jim after winning "Judge's Choice" for his extra large & beautiful onions at the Common Ground County Fair. Here we share that conversation & also talk about the important detail of how he won with no access to water.

Making A Living As a Market Farmer

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