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Home Study Certified Instructor Course


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Mel says,"So the question isn’t really, “Why do you want to be part of something so positive and world-changing and purely wonderful as SFG?” The question really is, “Why wouldn’t you?” And, of course, there’s just no good answer to that particular question. I hope you’ll join me in making this a better world through SFG. Because that’s our mission and that’s the best possible reason for becoming an SFG Certified Instructor.

These items are required to pursue this program:


 Be self motivated! This course is completed on your own time through email correspondence.

  1. Must take SFG 101 and 201 and have read All New Square Foot Gardening and are experienced in the SFG method.
  2. Be prepared to share a photo of your established and flourishing SFG.
  3. Go to the SFG forum, create a profile and introduce yourself.


Upon Certification Completion you will receive:

    1 Membership in the SFG community and title on the SFG forum.

   2 Teaching Certificate

   3 Online Resources including teaching power points and photos and more available on an exclusive Instructor's website.

   4.Your name and contact information listed on our website.

   5. Affiliate Program and wholesale purchasing


Square Foot Gardening Home Study Certification Process

  1. Read and study the All New Square Foot Gardening book, Answer book and Original SFG book
  2. You will be sent an email with a study guide to complete
  3. Complete the study guide – open book quiz
  4. Take pictures of your completed Square Foot Garden, demonstrating an understanding and implementation of the SFG method
  5. Submit a video of yourself in a short teaching situation. No more than 10 minutes of any aspect of SFG you choose. This does not need to be in front of a formal class and can be a casual video teaching just a few family members or neighbors right in your own home or garden. If a video camera is not available you may schedule a phone interview. 
  6.  Email the completed study guide, pictures of your garden, and a short 10 minute video of you teaching SFG material 

All correspondence for the course will be sent to Belinda Jensen, Certified Teacher Specialist at: belinda@squarefootgardening.com


After You Turn In Your Materials

We will evaluate your Square Foot Gardening knowledge as well as your ability to implement it and present it to others. If there are any adjustments or suggestions to be made before you receive certification, you will be notified.

Upon successful completion of all the above steps, you will receive an official certificate from the SFG Foundation indicating that you are a certified Square Foot Gardening Instructor and officially endorsed by the SFG Foundation.

Business Opportunities

As you become certified, not only will you become more knowledgeable and able to create your own spectacular Square Foot Garden, but you will also have the opportunity to officially teach in your community and elsewhere. You can collect class fees as well as have your speaking and teaching engagements listed on our website.  You will also be able to take SFG and use it in connection with humanitarian projects throughout the world. If you want to make a business of SFG, we recommend our SFG business 101 course coming soon.


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  1. Good Foundation for Teaching the Benefits of Square Foot Gardening

    Posted by Unknown on 30th Jul 2013

    I ordered this course because I have started SFG this year and was asked as a Master Gardener to do presentations on my experience (I'm totally hooked!). I found it generally helpful and will be using the materials for the first time in August in front of a community garden group. I hope to have my certification by then!

  2. Great Material For Teaching

    Posted by Suzie Tice on 9th Jul 2012

    The pictures are excellent... very simple, and will make great handouts.
    It was a real encourager to see other instructors, teaching SFG in a very relaxed way.


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