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Learning how to grow extra early crops
Brand New Course for 2024!

Course description

Who is this course suitable for:

  • a beginning gardener
  • a home gardener who loves to garden but is often disappointed in the results.
  • a home gardener that wants to create a garden that is a pleasure to work in.
  • a home gardener that would like to learn how to extend their season.

Who Teaches the course:

  • Jamie Richards, from Am Braigh Farm, who brings over 25 years of experience in running a commercial market garden year-round.d

What will you be learning:

  • Learn how to grow a large amount of food in a small area throughout the season.
  • 7 sessions spread throughout the first half of the growing season.
  • Each session consists an in-class component to develop your knowledge base.
  • Hands on experiential learning where you will plan, design, plant and grow a garden applying your knowledge base.
  • Each student will be given a small allotment in the teaching greenhouse garden as well as an outside plot to practice their skills.
  • Seeds and tool are provided, and you will get to take home the vegetables you grow as well as a tray of transplants for your home.

Price: $550


I took Jamie’s later season course last summer. I thought it was too late for me to plant anything and then—voila! —it was like magic.

With some “classroom” learning under his open air classroom, we learned the science of the soil, what seeds would grow in the late season and off we went to plant. We each had our own 4ft. x 8 ft. plot. After starting our seeds in  containers, we would transplant them (or plant seeds straight into the earth ) and watched them grow over the next few weeks. Before long we were harvesting and eating our bounty.

Jamie is a dedicated teacher in his element in the garden. I would recommend taking the early season right through to the end of the summer. The information you gather, and the fun you have with the group couldn’t be a better way to spend your summer.

-Marci Lipman
“Champion of Farmers”

“I took the vegetable growing course at Am Braigh in the summer of 2021, and had a great time. I had been growing my own veggie garden here at home for 2 or 3 years and had grown tired of my mixed results. I wanted to know if I could find natural ways to improve my crops. Jamie is so knowledgeable in this regard. He has done so much research into how to help nature using nature. He provided us with the steps to improve our soil, support our crops, and plan effectively so we could reap the rewards of a staggered planting. I found Jamie’s course helped me with a lot of little things, rather than just a few big things.  With all the vegetables I brought home as the summer went on, the course practically paid for itself. As far as being a teacher, Jamie is up there as one of the best I’ve seen. He knows a lot about growing things, but his passion for understanding the science behind things really translates to you throughout the course. I highly recommend this course to gardeners of any experience.”
– Tristan Forage