Creating a Healthy Garden:
Pest Control Techniques & Strategies for your Best Vegetable Garden Yet

In this course, you’ll go from garden failure to garden guru, gaining the knowledge and confidence you need to prevent and manage garden pests without chemicals.

You’ll finish this course knowing exactly how, step-by-step, to diagnose the problem, find the solution, and implement it.


Before I tell you all about this knowledge-packed course, let’s talk about who this is really for…

You want to grow healthy food in your garden, but don’t want to lose it all to insect pests and other critters. Maybe you’re afraid of bugs and want to change your relationship to them. Most of all you want to know how to filter through all the information out there about how to manage and prevent pests.

Whether you’re…

  • A dabbling vegetable gardener who has tried to keep pests out of your garden, but without true success.
  • A beginner who is overwhelmed by all the information out there and just wishes someone would tell you exactly what you need to know. Maybe you’ve read articles on the internet about pest control but much of it sounds like folklore or doesn’t seem to work in your garden.
  • A garden nerd who wants to up their game to the next level for an amazing garden season after season.

If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place! Now I’m going to tell you how Creating a Healthy Garden will give you my step-by-step proven strategy for solving pest control issues in your garden. Read on!

By the end of this course, you will have:

  • The foundational knowledge to create a healthy, balanced garden ecosystem that reduces pests, so you will harvest more from your garden.
  • An understanding of insect pests and their life cycles, and how to use that against bad bugs.
  • The resources to find the best protection against bigger critters who munch on your garden at night.
  • An arsenal of tools that will help you draw connections between pest infestations and plant/soil diseases for a healthier, more abundant garden.
  • More confidence to tackle whatever garden pest problems come your way.
  • A sense of well-being, knowing that food from your garden is safe, healthy, and delicious, without chemical residues.

“Christy has gotten me started on the right path with her patient help and explicit step-by-step information. I refer to my notes from class all the time. I am really enjoying the gardening. I can really taste the difference in whatever I eat from the garden. what a pleasure!”

Lisette Rabinow Palley, Culver City, CA

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What Clients & Students Say about Christy’s Classes …

“Christy really knows what she is talking about. She gives you clear guidance and information that is incredibly helpful!! And no judgement. She is a true gem!!”

Karen Moore, Los Angeles, CA

“I am a beginner gardener with grand delusions of what I can do.  My previous attempts to grow my own food have never really lived up to my expectations.  Christy really helped to take some of the mystery out of my mistakes. Her knowledge and experience helped me understand timing and techniques of working in our environment to get a successful garden. As well as how to work with the mistakes for lessons learned. 
I highly recommend Christy as a teacher.”

Anne Buttyan, CA

Christy’s Organic Gardening 101 class was transformative, opening my eyes to the importance of soil, biodiversity, healthy ecosystems, and growing food organically. Her course gave me the confidence to grow my very first garden, starting from seeds. Fast forward a couple years and I can never have too many grow lights, raised beds, flowers, and compost bins!

Vivian Park, Bozeman, MT

“Christy’s classes rocked my world. I am so glad to have crossed paths with her.  I have started compost, mulch, veggies from seed, wildflowers, and more. All with varied success.
But now I don’t feel bad when they plotz. I just start over.”

Alissa White, Founder of MatchaSource

What’s Inside Creating a Healthy Garden?

Module 1

The Foundation

Right from the beginning we’ll cover the importance of creating an ecosystem that works for you and your garden. Without this, your garden will suffer from pest infestations, lower yields, and overall malaise. I will show you how to build a thriving ecosystem around your garden and explain the connections, both above and below ground, that are crucial for every gardener to understand. Once you know this, you’ll have the foundational knowledge to apply the techniques and strategies discussed in the following modules.

Module 2

Tiny Critters

Next, we’ll dive into your most problematic insect pests. I will show you how to use your ecosystem to combat these pests, reduce their populations naturally, and fortify your garden against their return year after year. I’ll share my step-by-step process on how to identify pests and find their weaknesses so you can reduce problem populations on your edible crops.

Module 3

Bigger Beasts

In this module, we’ll tackle larger critters—wildlife, burrowing animals, and birds. All of these pose a threat to your veggie garden (read: snack bar). I will share my resources for the best options to keep these interlopers out of your garden. You’ll feel empowered to protect your crops from harm with the PDF resource materials available in this module.

Module 4 – Bonus

Deadly Disorders   

This bonus module goes a step further to integrate what you’ll learn in the previous 3 to draw the connections between pests and the diseases they can carry. I will walk you through the process to find solutions to problems like bacterial wilt and other diseases that arrive with certain pests. Module 4 is also where you’ll find additional videos and updates over time.

When you enroll during this special limited time period you’ll get:

 4 Knowledge-Filled Modules that break down my step-by-step process to identify, research, and find solutions to all your garden pest problems. 15 lessons with guide you through each step of the process, AND will deliver tons of valuable information along the way.

The Confidence to tackle any garden pest issue in your garden. Once you know the strategies outlined in this course, you’ll know exactly how to find the prevention or protection.

Resources at your fingertips for professional solutions without chemicals.

A Healthy Garden of abundant harvests, more in tune with nature, and a healthier planet.

You’ll be given access to all modules and support materials on Day One when we release the course. You’ll receive an email confirmation with more details about how to access the course and support materials. Bonus gifts, VIP access, and more will be sent to you separately.

You can take as long as you need to finish the course. Most gardeners will find it easy to complete in a week or less. Once you have access, it’s yours for life.

Bonus #1

We’ll include a special PDF copy of all four Pest Control chapters from 400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success. Find all the pest control tricks and tips in one handy resource. It contains links to resources that will help you solve pest problems each season. ($6)

And If you choose the VIP access you’ll get:

VIP Bonus #1

1 One-on-One sessions on Zoom with me to answer your burning pest control questions. You’ll get personalized attention and solutions you can implement directly after our session. We’ll tackle your biggest pest problems in this ½-hour session. You’ll receive details on how to schedule your session when the course is released. ($100)

VIP Bonus #2

Access to a Private Creating a Healthy Garden Facebook Group – join others in this course to get quick answers as you work your way through the Creating a Healthy Garden course. Share your garden photos and post pictures of your bountiful harvests! ($80)

You’ll get a lot of bang for your buck with this course, whether you take the Independent Study route, or join with VIP Access.

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How do I know you’ll talk about the pests I have in my garden?

In this course we’ll cover a lot of commonly found garden insect pests and larger critters. I’ll also teach you the skills and resources needed to identify pests and research more regional pests than what are specifically covered in the course. You’ll feel empowered with the knowledge of where to look for answers, and how to proceed from there.

I hate bugs, I want them gone, all gone! Can you promise that?

I hear you, but it’s important to know that we’re aiming for balance, not eradication. Part of the course focuses on managing expectations and coming to terms with your fears about bugs. While you may still be a little afraid of them when we’re done, you’ll form a different relationship with bugs through the process of this course. I promise, you’ll feel less “ick” and more “ooh” when we’re finished.

I’m fairly new to gardening. Will this course be too advanced for me?

I have a habit of doling out a TON of information when I teach. What I like to say is this: some of it will stick to your brain, some of it will slide off. But the NEXT time you hear it, more will stick. Even if you only walk away with the basic knowledge that I discuss in Module 1, you’ll have enough information to create your healthy garden and implement the rest of the material as you get more experience. Remember, you’ll have lifetime access to this course.

Do I have to complete the course in one week?

Once you buy Creating a Healthy Garden, you’ll have lifetime access. You can buzz through each module in one day or one week or longer, if you need. You can take your time, and revisit each module as you grow through your gardening season. This course will be here for you anytime you need it.

Am I going to have to invest a lot of money in order to implement what I learn from Creating a Healthy Garden?

It depends. Some solutions discussed in the course are relatively inexpensive, others may require an investment. You get to choose which you want—and can afford—to implement. I’ll also talk about a range of solutions, from lower-cost options and DIY, to Pre-fab options for protective barriers for raised beds, fruit trees, etc. I’ll introduce you to pest control options that may involve some equipment to apply, but again, you’ll find a range from low-cost and DIY to higher-price points available. There are always avenues to free and low-cost supplies, such as Freecycle, Craigslist, and Buy Nothing groups online.

If I choose the Independent Study option, do I get any personal attention from you?

The one-on-one session with me and private Facebook group is only available through VIP access. You can always write into Ask Gardenerd with your burning questions, and that will be the customer support email address you can use to contact us if you are having trouble working through the course. You’ll also have access to the bonuses that are available to anyone who signs up for the course.

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Still “thinking about it”?

Are you tired of bugs in your broccoli? Have you watched your investment literally disappear before your eyes (I have – that gopher sucked down one of my flower bulbs right in front of me!) It’s beyond frustrating, isn’t it?

Let’s be real. You and I have likely lost hundreds of dollars in fresh produce to pest damage and critter theft. Probably more than the cost of this course, right?

You’re doing your best to grow food for you and your family, not to have it stolen away by wildlife. No one wants to lose hope over heirloom tomatoes. There are options!

I’ve been there. I’ve suffered the failures, tested the products, and done the research for you. With the help provided in Creating a Healthy Garden you’ll be able to spend more time enjoying your garden and less time wondering what went wrong. Together we can grow more food with less disappointment.

“Beyond knowledgeable and a great teacher. She empowered me to take on my garden and grow my own food from seed to table.”

Athena Demos
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I’m so excited to help you grow more food without chemicals!

I used to be a dancer, but when an injury took me out of dancing, gardening took its place in my heart. I’ve spent nearly 30 years nerding out on the best methods for growing edible crops, fruit trees, herbs, and beneficial flowers. And my mission is to help others do the same.

Saving the world, one garden at a time!

You feel called to gardening too, either as a hobbyist or a lifestyle. You want to harvest fresh veggies, steps away from your door, and you want to do it with confidence.  Let me help you succeed along the way. Take the plunge and join me inside Creating a Healthy Garden.

See you soon,

Christy Wilhelmi

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