Do you dream of having a bountiful indoor garden full of fresh nutritious food year-round?

You are in the right place!
Learn about the Sprouts & Microgreens workshop!
This workshop is for you if
You want to learn how to successfully grow sprouts and microgreens indoors and confidently troubleshoot.
You wish to harvest an abundance of microgreens at an affordable price even in the middle of winter.
You want to stick to a sprouting routine with the support of an online community to accompany you on your health journey.
Our story
Just a few years ago, we were in your shoes. Confused about how to navigate all the types of sprouts and microgreens seeds on the market. Unsure how to choose which ones to eat to receive balanced nutrition from them. Insecure about our growing methods (How long do gelatinous seeds soak for? What in the world is soil-less soil? Are we overwatering?). Frustrated when batches of sprouts wouldn’t germinate or would mold. And giving up on the idea altogether by hiding our growing supplies up in a cupboard.
But then we developed a sprouting routine that changed everything.

We made it easy. Together, we created a step-by-step system that allowed us to not only grow healthy thriving plants all throughout the year, but a balanced variety of them that we could incorporate into our meals. Our system yields 8 cups of sprouts & microgreens per week per person, from leafy greens, to beans, legumes, grains, nuts and seeds.

We want to share our love for indoor gardening with you and help you meet your goals! We’ve gathered the most valuable information about sprouts and microgreens nutrition and we share our step-by-step system for safely growing, harvesting, and eating them in our online workshop: Sprouts & Microgreens: Homegrown Living Foods.  

Imagine if…
Imagine if you could affordably harvest vibrant microgreens by your windowsill on a cold winter day, or snack on crunchy homegrown sprouts by the beach in the summer.

Imagine a boundless variety of raw microgreens and sprouts overflowing in your homemade meals, in an abundance of tastes, textures and colors!

Imagine whipping up batches of sprouted hummus and sprouted bread for dinners with friends, or preparing a delicious bowl of sprouted buckwheat cereal with sprouted almond milk for your houseguests.

Imagine if your sprouting routine was just as easy, pleasurable, and second nature as taking a shower or taking your dog for a walk.   

Workshop Outline
Sprouts & Microgreens: Homegrown Living Foods

Module 1: Goal-Setting

We want you to be successful on your sprouting journey! This module helps you determine what your specific goals are in taking this class.

Module 2: What are sprouts & microgreens?

Get to know your new friends! What is their profile? What are their needs? What is the difference between sprouts & microgreens?

Module 3: Benefits of growing sprouts & microgreens

From removing toxins, to nutritional value, to easing digestion, to affordability, we review all the benefits of growing sprouts and microgreens at home.

Module 4: Safety precautions

Proper seed selection, stomach sensitivity considerations, and safe food handling practices are important aspects of consuming these greens safely.

Module 5: The 5 groups of sprouts & microgreens

There are all kinds of sprouts & microgreens, from leafy greens to beans, grains, seeds and nuts. We’ve classified them so you can easily navigate them for a balanced nutrition.

Module 6: Seed selection & storage

How can you safely and affordably choose seeds for sprouting or growing microgreens? And what conditions must they be stored in?

Module 7: Supplies list for sprouting

Familiarize yourself with your sprouting supplies checklist and learn about the pros and cons of the jar sprouter, the hemp bag, the Easy Sprout sprouter and the tray sprouter.  

Module 8: Step-by-step sprouting instructions

This module covers detailed step-by-step instructions for growing sprouts, harvesting them and storing them. We show you close-up how to complete each step.   

Module 9: Exception sprouts

How do you grow gelatinous seeds, like chia, flaxseeds, arugula or cress? And how are large sprouted nuts meant to be stored?

Module 10: Supplies list for microgreens

This module covers all the supplies you will need to grow microgreens. We look at options for recycling containers and help you navigate soil types and fertilizers.

Module 11:Step-by-step microgreens instructions

We share our time-saving growing techniques and walk you through the step-by-step instructions for growing microgreens efficiently and successfully.

Module 12: Harvesting & storing microgreens

We share harvesting tips to eat microgreens at peak nutritional value and walk you through proper storage methods for your greens.

Module 13: Troubleshooting sprouts & microgreens

Moldy sprouts? Fruit fly problem? Yellow leaves? Wilting greens? We review common problems and troubleshooting methods for a successful indoor garden.

Module 14: Weekly sprouting schedule

Follow this easy weekly schedule to grow a balanced variety of sprouts and microgreens and eat 1 cup of greens per day from the 5 different groups of plants.

Module 15: Living Foods Recipes

Learn how to incorporate sprouted leafy greens, legumes, grains, nuts and seeds in your homemade meals and drinks, like essene bread, sprouted hummus, and much more!
What does this workshop include?

Lifetime access to the video tutorials

 for all 15 modules (60 mins)

Sprouts & Microgreens Book Cover

An 88-page PDF workbook

that contains: Modules 1-15, convenient checklist, printable guidelines & instructions, printable labels and your weekly sprouting schedule

Review questions

for every module

Watch the videos on any device.
This online workshop is self-paced. Start whenever you want at your own convenience! The course materials are yours for life.
… and we also have

Access to an exclusive student forum

You will have access to a supportive online community to submit your questions and share your successes or difficulties. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get feedback, develop friendships and motivate one another. This online community is currently hosted on Facebook.  

Access to workshop updates

As we add content to our workshop over time, you will have access to all updated information.
Meet your instructor
Christelle Siohan
Christelle Siohan is a sprouts fanatic and raw foods enthusiast! She is also a bubbly environmental educator and permaculture instructor who infuses optimism in her classes and laughs at her own jokes. Originally from Geneva, Switzerland, her studies and career have focused on environmental protection. She’s multilingual (this workshop is also available in French and Spanish), a mama (or “Permamacita”), a beekeeper, and a foraging enthusiast with an insatiable curiosity for life.
This class is for you if

Practical System

You want a practical step-by-step system for growing sprouts and microgreens at home.

Fast results

You want to eat fresh sprouts or microgreens within 2 to 21 days of starting the growing process.

Gardening Newbie

You are new to gardening (and may have a history of killing your houseplants).

Fresh food year-round

You want to get into the habit of growing sprouts and microgreens regularly throughout the year.

Basic Supplies

You’re willing to invest in several very basic supplies to get started.
This class may not be for you if

A lot of experience with sprouts

You have already had lots of success growing sprouts and microgreens.

Experienced gardener

You are a seasoned gardener with experience in indoor or outdoor gardening.

Too busy

You can’t commit 5-10 minutes a day to watering or harvesting your greens.

What students are saying about the workshop
These students participated in the in-person Sprouts & Microgreens workshop, prior to this workshop being offered online.

Olga K.

“I enjoyed the sprouting course and I would whole-heartedly recommend it. Cristina and Christelle did a great job educating us about different sprouting techniques while also sharing their own tips. They certainly have a strong understanding of these topics and I felt like I learned a lot without feeling that I am studying—the atmosphere was very friendly and fun. I also felt that the course was planned out well and they shared the materials of the course that we can use later if we forget something. Overall, I loved the course!”

Kendal S.

“I took the Sprouts & Microgreens workshop out of curiosity – I had heard about the amazing benefits of eating sprouted grains/seeds but knew very little beyond that and so I was very excited when I heard about this workshop that not only teaches us about why sprouts/microgreens are so great but actually teaches us how to grow them! I also lack a green thumb and was worried that growing them myself would be too difficult or time-consuming, but Cristina and Christelle took us step-by-step through their tried-and-tested methods which was so much more doable than I expected! You can really tell they live what they teach – they showed us multiple ways to grow them depending on how much we wanted to invest and taught us lots of great hacks they have discovered in growing their own. These gals have really mastered bringing permaculture to the average person – they’ve made it accessible and easy for newcomers like me! I love growing sprouts and microgreens and adding them into my daily meals. I would absolutely recommend this workshop (and Permacrafters more generally!) to anyone looking to learn more about ways to live more sustainably and eat healthier!”

Karishma M.

“Permacrafters is an incredible organization; Christelle and Cristina are such fun and engaging teachers, and really encouraged me to learn new skills and new ways of looking at the world! Thank you for providing such an informative and eco-friendly platform!”

Tai K.

“Just finished this mini course & really happy I did it. I knew of the nutritional content & quality of both sprouting & eating micro greens but had never tried it. I feel like I have the confidence & knowledge now to start & to succeed. GREAT LESSON! :-)”

Mira P.

“This was an absolutely fantastic class. Simply put and straightforward in terms of the content. And Cristina’s energy is so infectious that I just can’t wait to get started!”

Ally L.

“Wow, this class is fantastic. Highly recommend. Everything about it was GREAT!!!”

Rebecca L.

“Really enjoyed this class. I’ve just started sprouting and also want to get into microgreens, so it was helpful that this covers both. I also really appreciated the sprouting schedule as that is something that I don’t quite have a handle on.”

Silvana F.

Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have access to the course for?

How does FOREVER sound? You keep the courses as long as the internet exists.

Do you offer refunds or exchanges?

Permacrafters does not offer refunds, as stated in our Terms of Use. All sales are final (unless you accidentally purchased the course multiple times). We are a mission-based business that offers accessible pricing, therefore our profit margins are low. In the digital content world, where courses are immediately downloadable, there’s unfortunately a high prominence of content theft through illegitimate refund requests. Our two-person team can’t allocate the time required to keep up with this regrettable trend. 

However, we want to assure you that if there are any updates you wish to see to the course or any additional modules or plant profiles, we will immediately seek to make these improvements. Do not hesitate to ask, because we create new content every week and are constantly updating our courses and adding new video lessons.

To give you further peace of mind, in some cases we can offer exchanges. We are so confident that you will love this course, that if by day 7 you aren’t delighted, you can exchange the course for any of our other courses of equal value.

How long do I have access to this workshop?
Forever! You have a lifetime access to the course materials. This includes access to updated information as we add content to our workshop.
What format is the workshop delivered in?
The course materials are available through streamable online videos, a downloadable PDF workbook, and printable checklists and instructions. You may watch the workshop videos from your computer, iPad or smartphone.  
How much should I budget for materials?
We encourage you to recycle items you already have at home to make sprouting jars, growing containers, and drip trays. For sprouting, you will need to purchase seeds (about $7-$10 per ¼ lb) and a sprouting lid (as cheap as $6 for 4 lids) or cheesecloth (around $3 per pack). For growing microgreens, you will need to purchase seeds (about $7-$10 per ¼ lb) and soil (around $8 for 8qt). Remember that sprouting and growing microgreens at home is much cheaper than buying sprouts and microgreens from the grocery store.
How long will it take me to finish the workshop?
This workshop is self-paced. You can complete the modules at your own convenience. While the online workshop itself is 60 minutes long, reading the workbook and implementing the strategies will take about 3 weeks to complete.
Can I share my course login with a friend?
We are offering this workshop at an affordable price and ask that you please respect all the work we have lovingly put into creating it by not sharing your login information.
Still have questions? Send us a message!

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