Are you ready for Landrace Gardening to transform the way you garden?
Joseph Lofthouse teaches how to grow locally adapted, nutrient dense food, using promiscuous pollination and traditional selection methods. Includes lessons from other landrace gardeners, and many additional resources.
When your order is confirmed, you will receive a link via email with instructions for accessing the course.
Benefits of Landrace Gardening
Plants become resistant to pests and diseases
Turn pests and diseases from problems into teachers that help your plants become strong. In the first year, you won't stress about them anymore, and by the third year, your plants won't either.
Better flavor and more nutrition
Commercial plant breeders have been selecting for high yields, but not flavor or nutrition. Reverse that trend by introducing diversity and selecting for bright colors and flavors.
Use less water, no fertilizer, and no sprays
Plants have an incredible ability to adapt to conditions in specific locations (over 2-3 generations). You'll learn how to develop locally adapted varieties that thrive in your unique conditions.
Instructor Joseph Lofthouse
Joseph Lofthouse taught landrace gardening at conferences hosted by the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, National Heirloom Expo, Organic Seed Alliance, Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA-NY), and Utah Farm & Food Conference. He serves as World Tomato Society ambassador. Joseph is a sustenance market farmer and landrace seed-developer. At his garden in the Cache Valley in Utah, he grows seed for about 95 species, and is working to convert every species that he grows into adaptivar landraces.
He is the author of the recent book Landrace Gardening, and is a popular speaker at farming conferences around the world. He has been growing landraces and selling seeds for a decade. He is dedicated to helping gardeners and farmers grow healthy plants with less stress.
Joseph's style of landrace gardening can best be summed up as planting many varieties together, then allowing them to promiscuously cross pollinate. Through a combination of survival-of-the-fittest and farmer-directed selection, arriving at a locally-adapted population with valued culinary traits.
Joseph lives under a vow of poverty and grows using subsistence level conditions without using 'cides or fertilizers. He prefers to select for genetics that can thrive under existing conditions.
"For anyone that's read Joseph's book, this is a really vital next step for the practical application of the approach. The community aspect of the course and monthly calls with Joseph are so important for learning from the experience of others and being able to understand how you can introduce landrace gardening in your own garden. Thank you so much for bringing this to the world!"
- Emma Calvert
"The most exciting learning in my gardening world in twenty years. I am inspired and grateful to the teachers and growers who are bringing this into more communities. The course was creatively organized and had a depth of information and abundant links and resources for further explorations. I will definitely be expanding my seed saving practice and begin experimenting with Landrace Gardening. "
- Sakina Bush
Loving the course!
“I had no idea this was a thing and I find myself telling everybody all the time about it! I am so excited and have gotten multiple neighbors on board and a few signing up for the class as well!"
- Eleanor Buell