Provides instruction in a natural gardening program and practical "hands-on" introduction to the basic philosophy, content, and methods of organic gardening and permaculture design. Using a model garden site, participants plan and design a garden, prepare the soil, plant the seeds, and prepare for harvesting and storage. Topics include compost, soil improvement, seed selection, crop rotation, and pest management. The course includes in-the-field instruction. NOTE: Course graded credit/no credit. This is the non-credit option of AGR 109.