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Who doesn't want the garden that the neighbors rave over?

Nutrient-dense soil is what it takes to get those bountiful harvests that produce fantastic fruit and vegetables.

Soil expert, Tom Bartels, will teach you what it takes to have the best garden for years to come in the Nutrient-Dense Soil eCourse.

You will learn:

How to really get to know your soil

How to test your soil and why you must not skip this step

About your soil amendment options and why knowing them is vital

How to ensure your soil is deeply healthy and continues to be for years to come

You can't go wrong in having good nutrient-rich soil, so join us to learn more and have that garden everyone will be talking about.

What you'll learn in 5 lessons . . .

This 5-lesson course will help to prepare you with the skills necessary in understanding the importance of nutrient-dense soil to develop strong food yields.

Your instructor, Tom Bartel, will show you the secrets you must know to improve any soil into the most gorgeous, healthy dark soil that every gardener dreams of.

Tom relies on his decades of experience to provide you with an abundance of knowledge that prepares you for your own journey in getting your hands dirty and your thumbs, green!

A Complete Guide To Creating The Ultimate Nutrient-Dense Soil

The Nutrient-Dense Soil eCourse is a comprehensive program that allows you ample time to put your new knowledge into practice and complete the assigned homework for each module, even with a busy schedule.

Each lesson and its related homework should only take about an hour of your time.

This is a journey of exploration.

You are encouraged to take whatever time you need to practice and master each new concept and work through the lessons.

Ask as many questions as you wish.

And, since each video module is pre-recorded, no one will rush you through!

Move forward only when you're ready – take as little or as much time as you need.

In every case, you'll have an entertaining and knowledge-filled video at your fingertips.

And, you'll enjoy LIFETIME ACCESS to the entire program, so it's easy to refer back, review the video lessons, and access the included resources anytime you need a quick refresher.

Plus, you can ask questions in the dedicated eCourse Forum at any time. Get answers back quickly from topic experts and fellow students. (And participate in lively discussions that further cement the learning in your brain.)

Support Forum

Chat with other course students, trade tips, and get support. We've set up a community area for everyone enrolled to gather, ask questions, and support each other in this journey.

Certification And Recognition

Watch all the video modules and complete the quizzes to earn the eCourse Certificate and be awarded the Nutrient-Dense Soil Honor Badge.

How do I get started?

Well, here is the best news!

The complete Nutrient-Dense Soil eCourse is just one of many certifications included with our Academy membership. And, we're adding more all the time!

Enroll Today For Immediate Access

Get your access to the Nutrient-Dense Soil eCourse today for $30!

Or, enroll in the full Academy for only $20 per month and get access to all eCourses!

The purpose of the Grow Network is to stop the destruction of the Earth via Home Grown Food On Every Table. We strive to make the high-level training in our Academy accessible to everyone.

3% of profits from all Grow Network products are donated to the “Earth Recovery Foundation,” a non-profit organization that provides grants to backyard researchers working on issues critical to individual and family-scale sustainability. ​​

Wait, I can get access to more than just this one eCourse? Yes!

The full Academy Membership offers you access to all our entire library of step-by-step eCourses.

Each one is designed to take you through the process of learning essential skills quickly and with a lot of fun along the way.

The Academy offers in-depth eCourses covering gardening, chickens, rabbits, greenhouses, making home medicines, growing medical cannabis, foraging and wildcrafting, goats, mushrooms, and a ton more.

And, we add a new certification every quarter.

The Grow Network is an online community of over 450,000 homesteaders, hippies, and preppers who have been living this lifestyle for decades.

You’ll get access to our huge online forum where we are online 24/7 answering questions, swapping jokes, bartering and trading, and having a ton of fun.

When you get stuck . . . don’t worry!

We are here.

We’ve been through this before and know all the pitfalls.

Certifications that make you really valuable.

These are detailed, step-by-step eCourses. When you complete a certification, you will be awarded an Honor Badge in your profile, you’ll get points for your achievement, and you’ll get to print out a certificate to let the world know what you’ve accomplished.

Just by looking at your profile, everyone will instantly know how amazing you are.

Plus, every month, we post up the names of everyone who has completed an eCourse, and the entire Grow Network community celebrates you. You deserve it!

Here are all the empowering eCourses that are currently available in the Academy:

Backyard Chickens for Egg Production:

Never have to skip breakfast. Plus, have an endless supply of gifts or trade items (everyone can use a dozen fresh eggs).

Bio-Intensive Gardening:

Produce vegetables, fruits, and grains with the easiest and most efficient garden system that does not depend on you going to the store to buy stuff.

​Raising Backyard Meat Rabbits:

Hey, they breed like… rabbits. Have an endless supply of clean, healthy, organic meat that is more reliable than hunting, fishing, or grocery stores.

Home Medicine 101:

How to treat the 12 most common ailments with simple homemade medicines.

Cultivating Cannabis:

Designed ​for novice cannabis gardeners and even the most experienced. Discover the history of cannabis and its uses as food, fiber, fuel, and medicine, plus everything you need so you too can grow medicinal-quality cannabis.

Wildcrafting & Foraging: ​

Gain the skills necessary to begin wildcrafting and foraging. Learn the essential tools, language, and safety to find and identify the most useful plants growing all around you.

Making Herbal Medicine:

Learn to make the 8 medicines all home medicine makers know how to prepare (from poultices to pills to tinctures).

Herbal Energetics:

Cooling? Warming? Adaptogenic? This in-depth course covers common herbal energetic language and what it all really means. You'll learn to combine the wisdom ​of energetics with your sense of taste so you too can create effective, herbal formulations.

​Growing Edible Mushrooms:

From identifying mushrooms to fruiting, harvesting, and storage. You'll gain all the skills necessary to grow mushrooms (in your yard, under the house, in a shed, or out on the back forty).

Raising Backyard Meat ​Ducks:

An in-depth walkthrough of everything you need to know from choosing the breed, picking the proper location, building enclosures, and harvesting.​

Instant Master Gardener:

The secret to a green thumb, homemade fertilizers for free, your huge advantages over commercial growers, how to prepare a garden bed without weeding, and how to transplant with confidence.

Conquering Sugar:

Do you have (or worry about) cancer, diabetes, or heart disease? Deal with the fundamental issue and conquer your sugar addiction. Learn to handle cravings, replace the sugar in your diet with other yummy foods, and how you can actually enjoy healthier foods.

Saving Quality Seeds:

The ultimate skill for self-reliance. You can even create your own variety of tomatoes and name it after your favorite grandchild.

Nutrient-Dense Soil:

Gain an understanding of the importance of nutrient-dense soil to developing strong, nutritious food yields. Your instructor, Tom, will walk you through everything he knows about to turn your soil (any soil) into a thriving, garden-supporting powerhouse!

Raising Goats:

Prepare yourself with the skills necessary to raise your own backyard goat flock! And ensure that your goats are raised properly. You will find the entire process detailed - providing you with an abundance of knowledge and skills for your own journey in keeping goats.

Greenhouse Construction:

Save $1000's by building your own greenhouse! This eCourse takes you through the steps and gives you the info you need to know so you can decide on what greenhouse will best suit your needs; the various types and sizes of greenhouses, foundations, plus heating and cooling considerations.

Exploring Botany:

Develop an understanding like never before of the world of plants. Become confident identifying the main plant families and common plants you'll find in your neighborhood. Plus, a guide to basic plant anatomy, and a deep view into how we can work with Nature's systems for our benefit with natural remedies and food abundance.

Plus, Our New Weekend Projects:

​The "Weekend Projects" are just that; quick courses designed to take 1 weekend to complete. These may be short, but they are sure to empower you on your weekend-warrior journey towards building your successful homestead.

Build An Off-Grid Watering System
Learn The "Original" Canning Technique
Learn To Can Almost Anything
Begin Building Your Essential Oil Toolkit For Your Homestead
The Essential Tool For Gut Health, Immunity, And Inflammation
Feed Your Garden With The Best, Sustainable Fertilizer

NOTE: All the course materials are downloadable to your home computer for safekeeping. This includes videos, video transcripts, and other resources such as worksheets or recipes as applicable.

Never Stop Growing With New Certifications Added Every Quarter

These are the certifications we have in the pipeline and will be rolling out in 2021 and 2022:

  • Introduction to Beekeeping
  • Detoxing Your Soil
  • ​Growing Medicinal Herbs
  • Weather 101 for Gardeners, Homesteaders, and Outdoorsmen
  • Cooking 101
  • ​Introduction to Sewing
  • High-Performance Greenhouse Gardening

What Is The Difference Between The Free Level Of Membership And The Academy Membership?

What exactly will be delivered to me when I become an Academy Member?

On the 1st Wednesday of each month, you'll receive a special "Did You See This?" email from us; We send links to resources available to Academy members only (new eCourses, Resources, eBooks, etc.)

You’ll know it is from the Grow Network’s Academy as the subject line will read “[Lab] Your name, ….”

Here is what mine looks like:

3 Things The Academy Is NOT

We are focused on real solutions, and we avoid some topics as other organizations better serve them.

We are:

Non-Political (actually, most of us think politics is a completely rigged game, and at best, it’s a form of distracting entertainment. We have folks from every political stripe, and we all agree not to waste much time arguing over that. We do love to laugh at politicians from time to time, though). ;)

Non-Dietary (vegan, paleo, south beach, fruitarians, Adkins, Weston-Price, OMAD. . . everyone is welcome here.)

Non-Denominational (almost all of us have a deep spiritual connection, we are open to all. We come from almost every religion possible Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Pagan, Muslim, Atheists, and everything in between.)

What Our Academy Alumni Have To Say

Sandra Richardson

"I am engrossed by the volumes of rich content that you supply on the Grow Network. I call myself a perpetual student. So, being a member [of the Academy], I love all the certifications you have out there. I am currently trying to work my way through every single one of them! And I love the currency of the information that you post. There’s more of it than I can actually go through. Which I find gratifying because I never get bored with it."

Chris Devinenzi

"A lot of times, people just get paralyzed, and they don’t know what to do. They have so much information but no knowledge of what to do about it. But you make it simple. And that’s what’s so good about the Grow Network. You should say, “The Grow Network - we make it simple!"

Scott Sexton

"I am a terrible gardener. I love plants, but I’m just not good at growing them on purpose. After I took the Instant Master Gardener Course, all of a sudden, everything started growing for me. I had so much more success than I had in the past; it was like night and day. Best of all is that the course is part of the Academy Membership, and it’s been one of the most valuable things I’ve gained from being a member."

Rose Donovan

"The Grow Network is really a breath of fresh air. The videos and courses give in-depth information, but yet they’re easy to understand and follow. There’s a wealth of information here. I love being able to find the resources I need quickly."


Theophilus W.

"As a near middle-aged individual living in the heart of a large city, who doesn’t own or possess the typical resources and skills needed to survive comfortably [finances, vehicle, skilled trades/education], this Network truly is inspiring - especially now under current events. It’s reignited a sense of purpose to devote my energy towards, as opposed to striving and maintaining a “pawn” lifestyle. Here’s to another forty years - full of “actual nourishment” to soothe and refine the soul, and hopefully those closest to me as well. It is greatly appreciated Grow Network!"

Sign Up Today . . .
And You'll Receive Immediate Access

You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish with the skills you gain and the online community you help build here.

So, we encourage you, join us in the Academy today. Become a member of our inspiring community and delve into the Nutrient-Dense Soil eCourse today!

Get your access to the Nutrient-Dense Soil eCourse today for $30!

Or, enroll in the full Academy for only $20 per month and get access to all eCourses!

The purpose of the Grow Network is to stop the destruction of the Earth via Home Grown Food On Every Table. We strive to make the high-level training in our Academy accessible to everyone.

3% of profits from all Grow Network products are donated to the “Earth Recovery Foundation,” a non-profit organization that provides grants to backyard researchers working on issues critical to individual and family-scale sustainability. ​​

When You Enroll Now . . .
You’ll Absolutely Love It Or You Don’t Pay!

There’s no risk to enrolling in the Academy membership or purchasing access to just the one eCourse today.

Because they come with a 100% money-back guarantee.

And you have 60 days - more than enough time to complete the entire certification and love doing it!

Guaranteed, or your money back.

However, we know that now and then, someone will come along and find that the Academy eCourses simply aren’t the best way for them to learn these valuable skills.

That’s why we offer all new students the opportunity to enroll in the Nutrient-Dense Soil eCourse, or the full Academy Membership and spend a FULL 60 DAYS learning . . .

. . . Absolutely RISK-FREE, thanks to our generous 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee.

You must love it, or send an email to, and we'll issue a full, immediate refund, no questions asked.