Everything You Need to Design, Build and Grow Your Own Raised Bed Organic Vegetable Garden

Kitchen Garden Academy is an Online Video Course that teaches new(ish) gardeners how to design and create beautiful raised bed kitchen gardens and grow the most productive organic plants. (even if youโ€™ve got a small backyard, limited time, and no "green thumb")


Get the step by step video instructions to design, set up and grow your own beautiful and productive raised bed kitchen garden at our lowest price ever when you sign up today

See What's Included in KGA


This isnโ€™t just a bunch of 'how to' videos packaged into an online course


๐ŸŒฟ The step by step six week garden game plan to design, set up, plant and harvest from your garden before the end of June


๐ŸŒฟ Complete 500 Page Course Workbook to guide you along every step of your kitchen garden journey


๐ŸŒฟ BONUS Access to the Salad Garden and Herb Garden Courses to fill your kitchen with 6 months of garden salad and a year-round supply of garden  herbs


Ever Wish You Could Make Your Pinterest Worthy Garden Dreams Come True?

But instead you're....

๐Ÿ‘‰ Bookmarking photos on IG, watching 100 YouTube tutorials, and pinning 1000 pins (i.e. time consuming)?

๐Ÿ‘‰ Drawing out garden plans on paper but never actually making them happen?

๐Ÿ‘‰ Thinking you'll have to wait a few years to start harvesting (because it will take that long to get it right)?

๐Ÿ‘‰ Pretty sure you still don't have the time, space or money to make it happen?

Then, you are in the right place, my friend!



Kitchen Garden Academy Is the Garden Success System to Make Your Own Garden Dreams Happen

You can Enjoy Loads of Fresh Food from Your Garden with Just 1 Hour a Week

Most people think they'll need to quit their day job and their other hobbies if they want to start a garden. 

But with a raised bed kitchen garden, you can do a lot in a short amount of time, because the garden set up does most of the work for you. 

You Can Plant and Harvest a Lot of Delicious Food in a Very Small Space

You don't need to have hundreds of square feet or rows and rows of vegetable plots in order to have something to harvest every day of the season.

Using the Gardenary planting method, you can plant to the get the most of each square inch of your space.

You Can See Your Kitchen Garden as the Best Possible Home Investment

Gardening materials and set up aren't cheap. But, there's a garden that matches any budget.

The truth is that setting up a garden is an investment: in your home, your family and your health. 

Wanna know the key way to break the bank? To go plant shopping or start ordering garden supplies without a teacher or plan to help you. 

How Can I Promise All This?

Hey there! I'm Nicole Burke
Mom of 4, self-taught gardener, dog lover, and woman on a mission.
Through my company, Rooted Garden, I’ve designed and created more than 300 raised bed kitchen gardens for our clients and taught more than 1500 home gardeners to do the same around the country no matter the size of their front or backyards. 
And it all comes down to this...
A simple 3-Step garden system that works for busy people who've never gardened before or want to take their garden design and production skills to a new level.
(I know, because I'm one of those busy people!)


And I Couldn't Be More Excited to Help You Create the Beautiful and Productive Garden You've Been Dreaming About Inside Kitchen Garden Academy

A 6-Week Online Program That Teaches (Newish) Home Gardeners How To Design & Create Raised Bed Kitchen Gardens (even if youโ€™ve got a tiny backyard, limited time, and no "green thumb")


Here's all you'll accomplish inside the Kitchen Garden Academy

STEP 1: Garden Design

Inside the Academy, you'll understand and use the Gardenary method for setting up a kitchen garden perfectly the first time.

Save time, money, and frustration using the system that Nicole developed with her personal clients at Rooted Garden and now uses to train hundreds of Garden Coaches around the country.

STEP 2: Garden Creation

The Academy takes you far beyond garden setup. Now it's time to fully understand and practice the very best way to plan and plant your kitchen garden.

Nicole's signature system for understanding your own seasons and the particularities of plants will remove the confusion and frustrations with planning and planting and make it fun.

STEP 3: Garden Growth

Most blog posts and YouTube videos will give you ideas on how to plant. But, the real drama happens when things start growing.

As a member of the Academy, you'll know exactly how to tend your garden at each stage and also how to enjoy your productive organic garden that produces harvest after harvest. 

You Don't Have to Have a 'Green Thumb' or Years of Experience to Have Garden Success

You just need three things.

Learning to garden is like learning any other skill. It's not magic. 

You need to learn a proven gardening method with a successful garden teacher alongside others who are learning right with you. 


(no green thumb required)

And you'll get all three inside the Kitchen Garden Academy.


Maybe You've Already Started Going for Your Garden Goals

You've bookmarked photos on Instagram, watched Youtube videos, and pinned 1000 pictures. 

Maybe you even drew out a garden plan, walked around your space and started to design your garden. 

But even with the best pictures on the internet, most would be gardeners never get past 'pinning' because the options are just too overwhelming. 

That's where Kitchen Garden Academy comes in. It's the complete system that makes Garden Goals become Garden Reality.

Even Though #VictoryGarden is Becoming a Thing Again, There's More To It Than Buying Some Plants or Building a Box

Without a super clear, step by step project plan, most would-be gardeners get lost in the huge pile of online information, spend WAY too much money at the garden store, or give up when their plants' leaves turn yellow or don't make it past the first month. 

'Google' can only get you so far with your garden goals.  With thousands of garden videos, articles, posts and pictures pointing in so many different directions, most people who start going after their garden goals get overwhelmed, stuck, or frustrated. 

This is Where Kitchen Garden Academy Comes In

KGA is a Proven Three Step System that ensures your success with your own kitchen garden this year

This isn't just instruction, it's a plug and play system that you can apply in your own garden space-no matter where you live.



Learn how to design your own kitchen garden using the Gardenary professional style


Introduction: Save Time, Money & Frustration-Key Questions

In the Introductory Lessons, you'll do the most important work for setting up and planning your kitchen garden. This is the step that's critical for success (but that almost everyone skips). Nicole knows the key questions you should ask yourself before beginning your garden adventure and will guide you through each one. Once you've answered these five key questions, you'll be ready to design and set up your garden the right way, the first time.

Module One: Know Exactly What You Need to Kitchen Garden

In module one, you'll learn the key kitchen garden elements for creating a garden that's both durable and beautiful. After designing hundreds of kitchen gardens for her clients, Nicole has simplified the process of selecting garden elements and you'll learn it all here in this set of lessons.

Module Two: Make the Best Decision for Your Garden Design & Location

Location isn't just important for real estate, it's THE most important decision you'll make as you set up your kitchen garden. So, don't make this decision alone. In this set of video lessons, Nicole will guide you through the difficult decision-making process and help you choose a spot that's perfect for you and your needs.She'll teach you how to use your space and design a beautiful raised bed kitchen garden space that fits it perfectly, no matter how big or small.


Rachel 2020 KGA Student 

I've tried a handful of times (unsuccessfully) to have a small potted/patio garden over the past several years and never hand very good yield out of what I put into it.

Slowing down and going through the planning stages properly is really what made the difference for me.

I'm also excited to have a plan for continued planting so my garden will keep producing. We couldn't have known how crazy this year would be when we started this, but I'm glad I have a very local source for fresh, nutrient dense food.




Follow the step by step videos to set up your raised bed kitchen garden the right way, right away

Module Three: Build Your Garden With a Pro

Ever tried to put furniture together or done some other project with just a set of printed instructions? Frustrating, right? Wouldn't it be so much better if you had a coach sitting there with you who'd put together hundreds of those things already? That's what happens in KGA. It's finally time to put your beautiful kitchen garden together. And Nicole will teach you how to build your own garden beds just the way her company does. You'll also learn how to get that finished look in your own kitchen garden. These video lessons will walk you through the entire process from clearing your space to placing your trellises. By the end of this section, you'll have your kitchen garden fully designed and set up.

Module Four: No More Guessing about Soil and Water-I'm Sharing My Secret Formulas

Now that your garden is so beautifully set up, it's time to be sure the soil and water in your garden help your plants grow just as beautifully. In this important set of lessons, you'll learn how to create a soil blend and decide upon a watering system that will keep your garden healthy and productive season after season. While it's less exciting than the garden beds and trellises, soil and water is the secret to my success in my Rooted Garden client gardens and the big harvests in my own kitchen garden.

Module Five-Plan Your Year in the Garden

What? You thought you were just going to head to the local hardware store, buy some plants, cross your fingers, and hope for the best? Nope-in this set of videos, you'll learn the secret to making the MOST of this beautiful kitchen garden you've created. After you watch these lessons, you'll know so much more about the garden in your particular climate and how you can set up your own garden to serve YOUR particular needs. You're going to love these lessons.


Michaela @retreathaus

I have wanted to create a kitchen garden for years. I’ve bought books but they’ve all been too dense and I’ve mined Pinterest but the information there was overwhelming as well and entirely inconsistent.

As a designer, I would get lost in inspiration and drawing up my dreams only to feel completely clueless on how to execute them appropriately.

After reading your feature in Southern Living I immediately went online to learn more about your offerings; it was clear that your content was far more approachable than any other resource that I’ve come across.

So I pre-ordered your book and signed up for Kitchen Garden Academy! I was initially hesitant about the cost but KGA has been worth every penny. The content is well organized, concise and ultra informative without being overwhelming.

It gave me the confidence to finally create the kitchen garden I had been dreaming of for all these years. Setting up my garden has truly been a joy!

So much so that I’m even considering including garden design as part of my business offerings.




Master the Gardenary planning and planting system so that you feel confident season after season planting, tending and harvesting from your garden


Module Six-Plant Your Kitchen Garden

Finally, it's time to plant! But good news: you're so much more ready for this step than you've ever been. Because of the way you've set up your kitchen garden, you are literally set up for success. Now, in this set of lessons, you'll learn how to shop for plants and seeds and how to know which one you should choose for your garden. You'll learn the steps to successfully planting out your garden and how to make sure you don't waste a single dollar this growing season. You've never grown with so much confidence and your plants are gonna love you for it.

Module Seven-Tend Your Kitchen Garden

"Does this thing come with troubleshooting?" That's the question I kept hearing from new gardeners as they set up their kitchen garden. Though you'll be way ahead by setting up your kitchen garden using Gardenary principles, there's bound to be trouble in your garden. This is Mother Nature we're talking about here, right? But don't worry, I've got you. Inside these videos, you'll learn the key areas to address regularly in your garden and how to troubleshoot along the way. Over the years, we've seen more than a thing or two in the kitchen garden so if you're looking for thorough troubleshooting, it's right here.

Module Eight-Harvest and Enjoy

I hope your phone is ready for the amount of garden pics and Instagram posts you're about to create. In this series of videos, we're seriously going garden to table, helping you make the most of the delicious herbs and vegetables you've grown and incorporating them into your everyday dishes. This isn't about adding more hours to your time in the kitchen, just much more fun and flavor. And trust me, once you add 'just harvested' dishes to your mealtime, eating will never feel the same again. This set of lessons is a celebration of all you've learned throughout the Academy and an anticipation of all you'll grow and enjoy for many seasons to come.


Teresa 2020 KGA Member

I have been gardening the traditional way for many years and had success. However, it was very labor intensive, took a lot of space, lots of weeding and when it rained, it was a muddy mess!

I was looking for a better, more efficient, organic way to garden when I stumbled across your Instagram page.

This spring, I found out you had a Kitchen Garden Academy course and I knew I had to take it. It was everything I needed to finally make a beautiful extension of my back yard. I love this philosophy.

So, I joined and the work began.

My husband and I spend many evening admiring this beautiful space and never regret our investment!

This is now a space that's admired by all our friends and family and we will enjoy for many years to come. You helped us make this dream come true.


500+ PAGE Downloadable Course Workbook

A 500 Page Kitchen Garden Academy downloadable workbook that guides you step by step through every decision and process when it comes to setting up your own kitchen garden.

This workbook is the perfect companion to your course and is downloadable right away to use as a guide and resource throughout the program and for many seasons to come. 

"I'm learning so much and going out to visit our kitchen garden has brought me so much joy already. "

Lauren from Maryland


Instant and Lifetime Access to the Salad Garden School Course


This four module online video course covers everything you need to set up, plant and grow all the salad greens you can imagine. 

The promise of the Salad Garden Course is that you'll be able to harvest salad greens for at least six months of the year from your own salad garden.

"Iโ€™m so thankful this project has kept me busy and positive while everything else feels so uncertain. Iโ€™m physically and mentally stronger than I was before. "



Instant and Lifetime Access to the Herb Garden Guide Course

This three module online video course covers everything you need to set up, plant and grow all the organic herbs you can imagine. 

The promise of the Herb Garden Guide Course is that you'll be able to harvest enough herbs for a year-round supply either with dried and preserved herbs or herbs cut fresh from the garden. 

In this course, you'll learn the step by step to create your own rolling steel herb planter. 

"โ€œKGA is the best thing that happened to me this year.โ€"

Scarlet from Boston

Got Q's About KGA?

There's so much included in KGA!

1. More than five hours of teaching from Nicole in 9 modules that cover every step of the kitchen garden process including design, creation and growing.

2. 16 intensive planting plans you can use in every season of your kitchen garden

3. A 500 page Kitchen Garden Academy ebook that will serve as your textbook and field guide as you build and maintain your kitchen garden

4. BONUS-Free Access to the Herb Garden Guide- a Three Module Course that teaches you all you need to know about growing herbs 

5. BONUS-Free Access to the Salad Garden School Course-a Four Module Course that teaches you the step by step to set up an organic raised bed salad garden. 

You could have your garden set up in less than three weeks. 

Or, you can take your time, watch a couple of modules per week and complete your kitchen garden in less than 60 days. 

Most Kitchen Garden Academy students who completed the course had their kitchen garden fully set up in less than 2 months after joining. 

The best part is you can learn and go at your own pace and create your kitchen garden around your schedule and needs. 

Once you're a KGA student, you're a member of KGA for life. You can watch and re-watch each lesson as often and whenever it's convenient for you. You'll get the best results if you watch and get your hands in the dirt as soon as possible and I'll be there to walk you through this process together as soon as you sign up, but the lessons and downloads are here to support you whenever you need a reminder.  

When improvements or changes are made to the course, you'll have free access to all the improvements.

Kitchen Garden Academy offers you all the information you need to fully become an experienced and successful kitchen gardener.

Through nine modules with at least five lessons each, you can quit guessing in your garden for good and understand the step by step for gardening all the way from setting up your garden to troubleshooting once things are growing. 

You'll learn the step by step to set up every part of your kitchen garden with no issue or part of the process left unturned. 

The goal is to give you confidence with every part of your kitchen garden and the Academy makes that happen.

You'll get immediate access to the first three modules of the Kitchen Garden Academy course as well as the BONUS Herb Garden Guide Course and Salad Garden School Course as soon as you sign up.

Then you'll get access to the next two sets of modules in weeks 2,3 and 4. 

This succession of material enables you to take it one step at a time and not be overwhelmed by the setup process.

You can download the course app and watch right from your phone, listen to the audio files while you work out or hang out in your garden or just download the ebooks and start reading and learning right away. 

There's a way for anyone to learn and start growing-whatever way you prefer to learn. 


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