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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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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
Define Your Concept
The 5 Year Garden Plan
Create Your Mood Board
Choosing the Right Space
Perform a Site Survey
Educating Yourself on Local Codes, Permitting, & Restrictions
The Practice Garden
Designing for the 5 Senses
Color in the Garden
Repetition of Elements
Texture in the Garden
Creating Symmetry & Balance
Hardscaping & Gathering Spaces
Intro to Hardscaping
How to Size & Space Raised Beds
Focalization in the Garden
Draw Your Hardscaping Layout
Soil Health, Wildlife, & Environmental Factors
All About Soil & Compost
All About Mulch
Wildlife and the Native Ecosystem
Beneficial Critters in the Garden
Building the Garden Framework
Working with Contractors vs. Doing it Yourself
Sourcing Hardscaping Materials
Intro to Irrigation
Creating a Budget
Plan Your Planting Layout
Choosing Your Plants
How to Plan Your Garden For a Continuous Bloom
How to Plan Your Garden For a Continuous Veggie Harvest
Vertical Gardens: Incorporating Climbing Plants
Crafting Visual Harmony: Arranging Plants in Your Garden
Draw Your Planting Plan
Growing Your Plants
Ordering Seeds & Bulbs
Harvesting & Garden Maintenance
When to Harvest Blooms & Vegetables
Deadheading & Pruning
Organic Pest Control
Intermediate Garden Design
A Course for More Advanced Garden Designs
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.
Become a CLUB FARMLUXE Member to access the garden design course
Every plan starts with a 24 hour trial. Enjoy your membership by clicking on the plan that suits you best.
This subscription will give you access to all of our content monthly. (Does not include in-person events at Sky Dance Farm)
Get 2 months free when you join as an annual member. This subscription will give you access to all of our content on an annual basis. Includes in-person events at Sky Dance Farm (Learn more about our meetups and events in the community forum).
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)
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.
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