A Quick Overview of the Go Food Gardening System

What Makes the Go Food Gardening System Different?

food gardening activity cycles

These nine interrelated gardening activity cycles all contribute to the success and sustainability of your food garden.

It’s A Whole Interrelated Food Gardening System
Having green fingers does not make one a successful food gardener. What makes one a successful food gardener is using a proven system and executing all the activities in that system consistently well.

The Go Food Gardening System features a sustainable collage of nine interrelated gardening activity cycles which all contribute to the success and sustainability of your food garden.

It’s A Scalable System
We don’t believe in one-shoe-fits-all food gardening systems. The Go Food Gardening System allows you to start with what you have (and know) and then to systematically grow and build your skill levels; and the size of your food garden.

Putting it another way – it shows you which are the essential activities that you need to start with and which ones you can add along the way. It also encourages you to start with the easiest and most valuable crops and to add the more difficult ones as your skills and experience grows.

Pragmatic Approach
You’ll find hands-on step-by-step explanations wherever applicable and you’ll also find a sound horticultural underpinning for each activity. This enables you to immediately include the activity in your gardening or to adapt it to suit your own garden and personality.

Putting it another way – you’ll gain a realistic rather than a romantic understanding of what it means to live with and from nature.

Good Return on Investment
I’m are sure you’ve heard stories about people who’ve started a food garden and ended up paying hundreds of dollars for a diseased lettuce and a few sad looking carrots. Believe me, most of those stories are real. You’ll be happy to hear that I don’t believe that your food garden should oil the wheels of commerce, and therefore I show you how to setup and manage your garden for a fraction of the cost of supermarket produce.

5 Key Benefits

The results of using the Go Food Gardening System are phenomenal. No two gardens or gardeners are alike but compared to conventional horticulture you can expect the following:

1. From enrolment to harvest in 6 weeks. Simply follow the study program and you’ll have your first pesticide free crops on the table in 6 weeks. Or even less.

2. Overcome the feast or famine syndrome. With our proven blueprint to overcome the feast or famine syndrome you’ll consistently put food on the table, year-in and year-out.

3. Turn your kitchen garbage into black gold. Turn that idle compost heap into a vibrant tool to create new growing space…solve garden problems…host beneficial insects…and invigorate soil all year! In fact, you’ll build your soil 60 times faster and increase your soil fertility by up to 100% resulting in healthy, nutritious crops.

4. Beat pests and diseases at their own game – the Earth-Friendly way. With our proven ‘Pest Patrol Checklist’ you’ll soon have pests looking for ‘greener pastures’ elsewhere.

5. Reduce your garden water consumption by up to 70%. And reduce fertilizer purchased by up to 50% – this can be as high as 100%. It’s a huge cost saving and it’s the ‘green thing’ to do.

Small Scale Community Gardeners and Market Gardeners can also expect to:

  • Reduce fossil fuel consumption by up to 95%. This can be as high as 100%.
  • Increase caloric production per unit area by 200% – 400%.
  • Increase income by up to 100%.



  1. Tanya De Jager says:

    Hi, I tend to jump in and start guns blazing with my gardening.. I recently relocated all my non edible plants to start a food forest.. and that also made my bunnies go hyper.. they ate allot of my plants.. now with the bunnies at bay.. I am pampering allot of “naturally pruned” plants.. I love having a graphic plan now.. a never ending start and a finish point.. super exited..

    Tanya 🙂

  2. mike lombardi says:


    I am excited to learn the foundations that will teach me how to garden correctly. This knowledge I will immediately put into action in assisting a gardener, at an Old Age Home (Lavender Hill Cape Town) in creating a sustainable vegetable and herb garden, providing nutritious produce for the residents. This small venture hopefully in time will expand so that it will become a hub for other folk to learn while volunteering in the garden and in time even expand the garden and area into a small community garden.

    To the journey!

  3. Marietjie Van der Walt says:

    The best thing to me is that I can start with what I have and that I can learn how to make my own compost.
    I already have rocket, chives, garlic chives, coriander and Itaian parsley in my garden that is ready to use.
    As a person who believe in natural and healthy living, I’m starting to se great potential to grow a lot more veggies in my small garden.
    This means that I can make sure we use healthy, organic food for a healthy body.

  4. Gerrit Middelberg says:

    This lesson gives a good idea on how to grow vegetables. I am going to try and improve my vegetable garden. I have got time for myself now that I am retired. Thanks for the chance to learn more.

  5. Linda Bogers says:

    Hi there

    Am really excited about doing this course not only to be able to have my own organic vegetables but also to be able to share this knowledge with our local Xhosa community and hopefully encourage them to ” grow their own”


  6. Rainer van Wyk says:

    My aim is to become a market gardener. At this moment im still in the process of growing the garden but as a new student hear im starting to see great potential on the small hold that im using. Part of my vision is to break free from the fast paces life that a lot of us find our self in and enjoy life day by day as it was ment to be done. As a persoin with asthma every day that im healthy and about is a great day and thats part of my inspiration to live a slow life.

    lastly i dont understand the “feast or famine syndrome” phrase. 😕


    • Hi Rainer. Thanks for sharing. It’s great having you here. I’m all for the ‘slow life’ as well. 🙂

      The feast or famine syndrome refers to gardeners who plant once and then forget to do follow-up plantings. This result in having a glut of veggies all at the same time (the feast) followed by a long period of no veggies at all (the famine).

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