The Farmluxe Method 

Design Your Home Garden to Nourish, Heal, & Gather

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Garden Design Course

The Farmluxe Method is the process of designing and growing an organic home garden - not only for food and flower production – but also as a regenerative, aesthetically pleasing immersive space for gathering with guests & family, and for nourishing our bodies.  It involves growing in sync with our unique natural environments while designing for all five senses; considering sound, fragrance, focal points, sense of touch, and of course, taste. The Farmluxe Method calls for natural materials, raised planting beds, a central gathering space, seating areas, and densely planted annual and perennial flowers, veggies, herbs, and native plants.

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Instructed by Misha Gillingham

Misha Gillingham is a passionate gardener, garden designer, and award-winning published author. Her new book, Blooms & Dreams, is available now wherever books are sold. She is currently working on a second book all about garden design, which she is excited to share with you soon. Misha is also a garden show creator, influencer, and photographer. Her designs have been featured in major publications such as Country Living Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, and Farmhouse at Heart Magazine. Club Farmluxe is Misha’s garden club full of tutorials, educational interviews, and content from the garden. Misha also teaches gardening & garden design workshops on her farm on San Juan Island.

Is The Farmluxe Method Right For You?

The Farmluxe Method is for anyone who wants to grow an organic garden for more reasons than just plant production. This includes plant lovers who want to transform their growing space, home gardeners who like to entertain, anyone wanting to start a wedding or event venue in their garden, and anyone wanting to hold workshops in their garden. A Farmluxe style garden is a hybrid between a flower farm, a cottage garden, a country garden, and a kitchen garden. It is not a formal garden, as it focuses on a wild look over a perfectly manicured look. 

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Curriculum

This course consists of 41 videos (over 6 hours of content) with supporting downloadable documents. Questions or support requests can be posted in the community forum, where they will be answered in a timely manner.  See what's inside each module below

Module 1

Define Your Concept

Video 1

Garden Functions

Video 2

The 5 Year Garden Plan

Video 3

Garden Styles 

Video 4

Create Your Mood Board

Module 2

Site Survey

Video 5

Choosing the Right Space

Video 6

Perform a Site Survey

Video 7

Educating Yourself on Local Codes, Permitting, & Restrictions

Video 8

The Practice Garden

Module 3

Design Principles 

Video 9

Designing for the 5 Senses 

Video 10

Color in the Garden

Video 11

Creating Layers 

Video 12

Repetition of Elements 

Video 13

Texture in the Garden 

Video 14

Creating Symmetry & Balance

Module 4

Hardscaping & Gathering Spaces

Video 15

Intro to Hardscaping

Video 16

How to Size & Space Raised Beds

Video 17

Focalization in the Garden

video 18

Draw Your Hardscaping Layout

Module 5

Soil Health, Wildlife, & Environmental Factors

Video 19

All About Soil & Compost

Video 20

All About Mulch

Video 21

Wildlife and the Native Ecosystem 

Video 22

Beneficial Critters in the Garden 

Module 6

Building the Garden Framework

Video 23

Working with Contractors vs. Doing it Yourself

video 24

Sourcing Hardscaping Materials

video 25

Intro to Irrigation

Video 26

Creating a Budget

Module 7

Plan Your Planting Layout

Video 27

Choosing Your Plants

Video 28

How to Plan Your Garden For a Continuous Bloom 

Video 29

Companion Planting

Video 30

How to Plan Your Garden For a Continuous Veggie Harvest

Video 31

Vertical Gardens: Incorporating Climbing Plants

Video 32

Crafting Visual Harmony: Arranging Plants in Your Garden

Video 33

Draw Your Planting Plan

Module 8

Growing Your Plants

video 34

Ordering Seeds & Bulbs

Video 35

Starting Seeds

Video 36

Sourcing Plants

Module 9

Harvesting & Garden Maintenance 

VIDEO 37

Watering

VIDEO 38

Weed Control

VIDEO 39

When to Harvest Blooms & Vegetables

Video 40

Deadheading & Pruning

Video 41

Crop Rotation 

Video 42

Organic Pest Control 

Intermediate Garden Design 

A Course for More Advanced Garden Designs

COMING SOON!

What's Next? 

At Club Farmluxe we will be adding in new courses on an ongoing basis. After the beginner garden design course we will be adding in an intermediate garden design course, which covers more advanced designs and practices.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in a membership?

Membership includes:


  • The Farmluxe Method Garden Design Course

  • All future courses through the duration of your membership

  • Access to our growing library of hundreds of garden tutorials (25+ hours of content)

  • Discover unconventional ways to generate income from your farm or garden, with monthly guidance from industry experts

  • Connect and interact with our online community of members. Find your tribe via our Club Farmluxe social platform

  • Member's only meetups & events at Misha's Sky Dance Farm (Included in annual plan only)

  • Virtual tours of gardens around the world

  • Virtual floral & garden based wellness workshops featuring sound healing, yoga, pilates, restorative movement, meditation, and more.

  • Member's only floral and garden based travel retreats (additional fees apply)

  • Monthly Q&A

  • Discounts, giveaways, & special offers on select garden products

  • Coming in Feb 2024: Get the Club Farmluxe Mobile App for iPhone & Android

How long does the garden design course take to complete?

You can work at your own pace. Designing a garden is not a process that should be rushed. It requires a lot of thought and creativity. We recommend completing one module every 2 weeks so that there is plenty of time to do the homework and think through your design choices. With our 9 modules this would take around 18 weeks or 4.5 months to complete.  

What if I have questions while taking the course? Is there additional support?

Yes. You can leave your questions in the community forum under the section titled "course" and they will be answered in a timely manner. 

Will there be quizzes or tests with the course?

No, just homework, which is the ongoing creation of your garden design plan. 

Will there be homework with the course?

There is homework but it is optional and can be shared in the community forum if you wish. 

Why would I want an annual membership if I can finish the garden design course in a few months?

The annual membership is for those who want to dive into gardening as a lifestlye. The garden design course is our first online course offering, but there will be new consecutive courses after this one. Additionally, there are many other reasons to stick around including our tutorials, interviews, community forum, meetups, events, wellness workshops, garden tours, and travel retreats. This is a garden club, not just a course, and we will examine all aspects of gardening on an ongoing basis. 

Can I access the content if I cancel my membership?

No. You can only access the content with an active membership. 

How do I cancel?
If you don’t want to continue, you can cancel your membership at any time. Follow the prompts to cancel on the Billing page, and your membership will not renew. Please note that there aren’t refunds for partially unused membership periods.

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