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People who are familiar with Square Foot Gardening and passionate about growing food are great candidates for the Certified Instructor Program, including teachers, community garden leaders, and Master Gardeners (just to name a few!).

Certified Instructors can start their own SFG-based business or speaking career, initiate humanitarian projects, and teach people all over the world how to grow their own food using fewer resources — and with much more success!

What is the Square Foot Gardening Certified Instructor Program?


The Square Foot Gardening Certified Instructor (CI) Program is a 2-step program to educate interested gardeners in the Square Foot Method so that they can teach and educate others.

👣 The first step is to complete the Level 1 Introductory SFG Course, during which you’ll become familiar with the Square Foot Method, including the 10 Basics, 8 Steps, how to build boxes and grids, how to create Mel’s Mix™, and how to plant and maintain your SFG. 

👣 The second and final step is the Level 2 Intermediate Certified Instructor Course, which culminates in your designation as a Certified Instructor. 

There are a few requirements you must meet and agree to before you purchase this course:


  • You will need to build a Square Foot Garden and upload photos of your Square Foot Garden on the Certified Instructor application form to demonstrate your ability to create an official SFG according to the standard method using the box, grid, Mel’s Mix™, and correct plant spacing.
  • You must read a copy of either the 2nd or 3rd edition Square Foot Gardening book to pass the module quizzes.
  • Pass quizzes for both Levels 1 and 2 (you can take as many times as you need)

Once you become a Certified Instructor, you will receive resources for teaching others to Square Foot Gardening, including PowerPoint templates, handouts for printing, banner files, business cards, SFG apparel, and more!

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Discount for Teachers and Military Veterans


The Square Foot Gardening Foundation gives 20% off discount on all SFG courses for all teachers, military veterans (with a valid ID provided) and senior citizens (with AARP card provided).

Frequently Asked Questions



Is it a self-paced course?


Yes. Once you are enrolled in the course, you can start learning at your own pace.


How long do I have access to the purchased courses?


You will get lifetime access. When you purchase the courses, regardless of price, you will receive any updates to the courses as they are updated.


Do you have a list of materials that I will need for this course?


We don't have a list of required products to build the Square Foot Garden, because it is very individual. Some people prefer building SFG beds from recycled materials, some people buy wood to build the SFG bed. In the course, we give basic recommendations and a list of materials that anyone can use to build the SFG bed.

Also, you will need the soil components to create your Mel's Mix: vermiculite, compost and peat moss. We explain in the course how to do it.


Do you offer discounts?


Yes, we offer 20% off discount on all SFG courses for all teachers, military veterans (with a valid ID provided) and senior citizens (with AARP card provided). Please apply here.


Will I become an SFG Certified Instructor if I buy this course bundle?


In order to become an SFG Certified Instructor it is not enough just to purchase this course bundle. You will need to pass quizzes for both Levels 1 and 2 (you can take as many times as you need). Then you will need to build a Square Foot Garden and upload photos of your Square Foot Garden on the Certified Instructor application form to demonstrate your ability to create an official SFG according to the standard method using the box, grid, Mel’s Mix™, and correct plant spacing.