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



Kiss the Ground's “Introduction to Regenerative Gardening” was created to show everyone, everywhere, that they can be a gardener. Designed with all levels in mind, the course begins with the history of gardening and then takes students from understanding their soil and what to plant, through troubleshooting potential issues, and finally to harvesting. “Introduction to Regenerative Gardening” includes not only Tashanda Giles-Jones, the course designer and teacher, but also many other community leaders and guests with expertise in gardening, composting, regeneration, policy, and more. Our goal is to provide students with the knowledge and tools they need to confidently - and regeneratively! - begin or continue their gardening journey. 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 May 19, 2021

You can take the course at your own pace.


What is Introduction to Regenerative Gardening?


The practice of gardening is a story of human ingenuity and connection to the land. The cultural techniques passed down from generation to generation can be witnessed in seed swaps, seed saving, and the sharing of triumphant successes and dismal failures associated with growing food or flowers. In this course, take part in a beginner’s gardening journey to learn the basic skills, tools, practices, and knowledge required to grow in any space, container, or climate. All levels are welcome.


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

Introduction to 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

Introduction to 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 Gardening Course

  • 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
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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.

Keira Adams

Project Manager, Compton Community Garden Director, Holistic Divine Innovations

Temu Asyr Bey

Executive Director, Compton Community Garden VP, Holistic Divine Innovations

Kourtnii Brown

Policy Consultant, Sustainable Economies Law Center

Don Smith

Stewardship Program Advisor, Kiss the Ground

Rachel Black

Programs Manager, Garden School Foundation

Brie Wakeland

Food Preservation Instructor

Eddie Cortez

Groundskeeper and Horticulture Specialist, Environmental Charter Schools

Dana Swarth

Garden Educator for Garden School Foundation

Kathleen Blakistone

Co-Creator, Moonwater Farm

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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Connect and Learn with the Soil Advocate Community

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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