If you want to fully understand a topic, finding the right mentor can make all the difference. This is especially true when it comes to growing your own food and maintaining a healthy, sustainable garden. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to William DeMille, who has agreed to provide educational content about gardening and soil health right here on the Survival Garden Training Blog.
William DeMille is the director of Georgic Development for Monticello College in Utah. His background is rich in both experience and history. In addition to being a lifelong vegetable farmer, William has a rich educational background in Horticulture and Agronomy and an extensive career in agrarian consultation. During the COVID-19 lockdowns, he even built a solar greenhouse that provides about 80% of the food needs of 20 people.
In 2021, he started his own grassroots school in Clover Valley, Nevada, where he teaches soil health and vegetable production. He has a YouTube channel about farming, a Patreon channel that helps people grow their own food, and a free weekly online Q&A on Thursday evenings. His passion for educating others is what truly sets William apart. His techniques have already helped improve the health of some of the gardens of our team, and we’re so excited that he has generously agreed to collaborate with us!
If you’d like to learn about how to feed your family, we highly recommend his upcoming Summer Feed Your Family Boot Camp in beautiful Clover Valley, Nevada. The next session is from August 3-5, 2023. The 3-day course is focused on planting fall gardens to feed your family through the winter.
The hands-on class will teach you how to do many things around the garden and will also help introduce you to some topics that will help you to succeed as a gardener, including:
- Mixing potting soil
- Soil health
- Crop fertilization
- Making compost
- Seed starting and transplanting
- Basics of irrigation
- Harvesting various crops
- Seed saving and storage
- Intro to plant breeding
- Basic greenhouse management for home food production
- Choosing the right crops for a year-round harvest
You can get to know William DeMille better at his website: https://www.georgicrevolution.com/. There you’ll be able to learn more and sign up for the next boot camp or his 17 Week Eco-Ag Training course.