I didn’t really want to teach gardening at first. But I did want to make a difference in the world and I wanted more local food. I could grow food for other people, or I could teach them to grow it themselves. Ultimately, teaching made the biggest difference, and despite my reluctance to put myself out there, I had to just do it.
What began with a poorly attended “lecture” evolved over the years to be a 6-month gardening course. I was teaching 30 people each summer how to grow food and earning a decent part-time income. It was better than I ever thought it could be. And I thought to myself, why aren’t more people doing this?
Well, maybe you should? Here are my top 6 reasons why I think you should teach gardening.
If you decide to teach gardening or are interested in exploring the idea, you can join my free Facebook group, Teach Gardening. You can also check out the resources available on my website, TeachGardening.com.
I firmly believe teaching people how to grow their own food is an important, proactive step in helping create the kind, just and sustainable world that we want to live in. And it really helps that it is fun and rewarding too!