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with Tashanda Giles-Jones and Featuring Guest Experts in Regeneration, Gardening, Policy, and More



Kiss the Ground's “Advanced Regenerative Gardening” was created to offer a pathway forward in the regenerative gardening journey for those who have taken our introductory course, or those who are coming to us with an established base of knowledge. Designed to deepen students' understanding of working with the earth and strengthening their connection to the practice of tending the land, the course gives students an understanding of starting and transplanting seeds, macro and micronutrients, the cultural significance of gardening, integrated pest management, and so much more. The course features Tashanda Giles-Jones, the course designer and teacher, as well as community leaders and guests with expertise in gardening, composting, regeneration, policy, and more. This 8-module course includes lectures, demonstrations, panels and interviews with industry leaders and experts, a curated list of readings and resources, and a monthly webinar for graduates.

   Enroll Now - Start June 20, 2021

You can take the course at your own pace.

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What is Advanced Regenerative Gardening?  

If you have found yourself becoming more interested in the connections between growing your own food and planet health, or have gotten swept up in the excitement of seed varieties and the possibilities of contributing to local food sovereignty, or simply feel ready to take your gardening to the next level - this course is for you. This advanced garden course will build on your fundamental gardening knowledge by connecting you to in-depth understandings of life cycles, plant nutrients, soil importance, troubleshooting, and land ethics all while practicing new skills for impactful gardening for self and/or production. This course is designed for those who have taken our intro course, or for those wanting a more challenging learning experience in their home garden.

What you'll get:

  • An 8-module program packed with content including lectures, demonstrations, interviews, expert panels, challenges, homework, and curated lists of further resources + recommendations.
  • Access to a worldwide  community of like-minded and inspired gardeners from all over the world.
  • Monthly webinars to connect with the KTG team, your fellow soil advocates, and experts
  • Lifetime access to all course content and Kiss the Ground's Resource Library

This Course Has Three Enrollment Purchase Options +  Scholarship Opportunities

Advanced Regenerative Gardening



  • Lifetime access to 8 modules of course recordings, which can be watched at your own pace
  • Access to an exclusive community for peer-to-peer interaction and support
  • Access to graduate resources

Advanced Regenerative Gardening Payment Plan



  • Lifetime access to 8 modules of course recordings, which can be watched at your own pace
  • Access to an exclusive community for peer-to-peer interaction and support
  • Access to graduate resources

Love Your Mother Garden Course Bundle


Introduction and Advanced Regenerative Gardening Courses

  • Introduction to Regenerative Gardening (May 19, 2021) 
  • Regenerative Gardening Advanced (June 20, 2021) 
  • Lifetime access to both 8 modules of course recordings, which can be watched at your own pace
  • Access to an exclusive community for peer-to-peer interaction and support
  • Access to graduate resources




Guest Lecturers and Interviewees

We are so honored to bring you this course in collaboration of people across the regenerative landscape. The following experts are present throughout the course as guest lecturers and/or interviewees.

Rachel Black

Programs Manager, Garden School Foundation

Brie Wakeland

Food Preservation Instructor

Eddie Cortes

Groundskeeper and Horticulture Specialist, Environmental Charter Schools

Yancy Comins

Spiritual gardener and Wellness programmer (Hands In The Soil - 501c3)

Stephanie Leah

Eco-Spiritual Practitioner

Don Smith

Stewardship Program Advisor, Kiss the Ground

Matthew Van Diepen

Owner and Founder of Home Grown Gardens LA

Kathleen Blakistone

Co-Creator, Moonwater Farm

Dana Swarth

Garden Educator for Garden School Foundation

Tashanda Giles- Jones

Tashanda is an environmental educator cultivating a network of like-minded individuals, organizations, and activists eager to support the learning and growth of urban youth in Los Angeles, California.

To date, Tashanda is applying innovative, relative place-based, project- and action-focused environmental education at Environmental Charter Middle School Inglewood as a Green Ambassadors Teacher.

She develops lessons that teach the importance of and processes necessary to create environmental and human impact. Lessons that are adapted for her student population provide engaging learning activities through garden-based education. Her continuous and relentless drive for ways to provide sustainable and regenerative skills for communities that are often left behind - uninformed about local mandates, regulations, and accessibility - has fueled her passion for teaching environmental issues and sustainable solutions.

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Our journey to regeneration began first and foremost with community. The idea for Kiss the Ground was born in our cofounder's living room, where various people with different skills - all united in their passion for this movement - met every Monday to try to problem solve. We understand the power of coming together. 


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“Let the beauty we love be what we do.

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”

― Rumi

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