The Green Sunshine Company Presents:

Grower’s University for Summer/Fall 2020!


Hosted by Harley Smith, the “Godfather of Hydroponics”

This 12-week course takes the grower through all stages of plant growth, seed to harvest. With in-depth lectures and expanded course material, Master Growers Course is a must for any grower who wants to help their plants reach their true genetic potential!

Class Begins August 25th, 2020, Virtually @ 4PM – 5PM PDT — Full Course Schedule Below

Enrollment Closed!  Check back in Spring 2021 =)

Do you feel destined for growing greatness, but don’t know where to look to improve your cultivation game?

Are you searching for new techniques to maximize the quality and quantity of your harvests?

Now is your time to finally break through to become a master grower.  This is your opportunity to study under the “Godfather of Hydroponics”…

This will be an interactive learning experience between fellow students, and your instructor so you can get actionable feedback to improve YOUR grow.

Because of the personal nature of the course, and close interaction with Harley, seats are limited, so act fast! We want everyone to have the ability to ask questions and get personalized help.

This course may never be offered again in it’s current form, it’s simply too long and too jam-packed full of information.

…will you take advantage of this opportunity to grow your best for years to come?

About The Master Grower’s COURSE

Do you obsess about beating your last best grow in coco or hydro?

Want to know exactly why your plants act the way they do so you can “dial in” the variables just right?

Would you jump at the opportunity to “tap into” a grower with decades of professional grow consulting experience?

If you said “Yes” to any one of these questions, the Master Grower’s Course is for you.

Sure, you could read articles from Google and watch videos on Youtube about growing, but how do you know they reference reliable information?

With so many “underground grow myths” floating around, it’s hard to know who is right, and who is wrong about growing.

Everyone has an opinion, and no grower you talk to will agree.  Also, since most of us do this underground, it’s difficult to find true masters of the craft.

So why not learn from a Master Grower with over 25 years of experience?

That’s right, you’ll be able to receive personal feedback from Harley Smith and get direct, actionable tips to improve your style of growing.

In addition, certificates will be awarded to growers who pass the final examination.  Get a certificate of completion and bragging rights that you passed the Master Growers Course!

What’s inside The 12-Week Live COURSE SCHEDULE


Class #1 - Growing Strategies for Continuous Improvement - Tuesday August 25th 4:00 - 5:00 PM PDT

Are you growing in soil or hydroponics? Organic or mineral nutrients? Either strategy can produce excellent results, but in the end, it’s all about meeting the needs of the plant. This class will show you ways to bridge the gap between mineral and organic plant nutrition, improve water and nutrient uptake, and provide an ideal growing environment for soil or hydroponics.


Class #2 - Hydroponic Crop Production - Tuesday September 1st 4:00 - 5:00 PM PDT

Hydroponic gardening is a great way to grow high-performance plants… if you know the basics! This class covers everything you need to know for successful hydroponic crop production, including: water quality management, hydroponic nutrients, pH, EC, hydroponic growing media, and hydroponic system design and maintenance.


Class #3 - Precision Fertilizer Management - Tuesday September 8th 4:00 - 5:00 PM PDT

Plants need 17 essential elements to grow and reproduce. By giving the plant exactly what it needs, when it needs it, it is possible to help the plant reach its true genetic potential. In this class, you will learn how to “spoon feed” your plants with specific elements. Learn how to steer the crop, diagnose and treat nutrient deficiencies, and use leaf and nutrient analyses to fine tune your feeding schedule.


Class #4 - Organic Biostimulants and Supplements- Tuesday September 15th 4:00 - 5:00 PM PDT

Base nutrients provide all of the essential elements that plants need, but organic bio-stimulants help with the uptake of nutrients. This class will teach you how to use organic bio-stimulants to improve the nutritional and medicinal value of plants, while increasing the plant’s natural resistance to stress, pests and disease. Even advanced growers will benefit from this in-depth class.


Class #5 - Microbial Inoculants and Compost Teas - Tuesday September 22nd 4:00 - 5:00 PM PDT

Microbial inoculants are the next frontier in plant nutrition. For millions of years, plants and microorganisms have worked together to help each other thrive. Plants provide carbon compounds for microbes, and microbes provide nutrients and plant protection agents for plants. Learn the secrets of the unseen world of the rhizosphere and learn how to better harness the power of nature!


Class #6 - Light, CO2 and Environmental Controls Part 1 - Tuesday September 29th 4:00 - 5:00 PM PDT

Have you ever wondered how professional growers maximize yields? This 2-Part series will show how the pro’s drive high production using computer environmental controls, advanced light recipes, carbon dioxide supplementation and precision irrigation and nutrient dosing. Learn how to dial in your grow room environment for maximum yields!


Class #7 - Light, CO2 and Environmental Controls Part 2 - Tuesday October 6th 4:00 - 5:00 PM PDT

Have you ever wondered how professional growers maximize yields? This 2-Part series will show how the pro’s drive high production using computer environmental controls, advanced light recipes, carbon dioxide supplementation and precision irrigation and nutrient dosing. Learn how to dial in your grow room environment for maximum yields


Class #8 - Plant Propagation and Cloning - Tuesday October 13th 4:00 - 5:00 PM PDT

This class covers everything you need to know to start healthier plants from seeds and cuttings. Learn how to set up a propagation station and make your own starter fertilizers, tonics and root stimulants. The class also covers plant nutrition for mother plants and shows how to improve the cloning process.


Class #9 - Pest and Disease Prevention - Tuesday October 20th 4:00 - 5:00 PM PDT

This class will show you how to prevent problems in the grow room before they ever happen!  We will show you how to implement strict protocols to protect your garden from unwanted invaders. We will also explore ways to improve the plant’s natural resistance to pests and disease.  Learn how to use a brix refractometer to better manage fertilizers and biostimulants to grow healthier plants. 


Class #10 - Natural Pest Control - Tuesday October 27th 4:00 - 5:00 PM PDT

Healthy plants are naturally resistant to pests and disease, but sometimes problems pop up in even the most well-managed gardens. This class will show you how to diagnose and treat problems if they occur. You will learn strategies to fight common pests and diseases such as spider mites, aphids, thrips, powdery mildew and fungi. Emphasis is placed on natural alternatives to chemical pesticides and fungicides.


Class #11 - Bio-Hydroponics - Tuesday October 6th 4:00 - 5:00 PM PDT

This class will teach you how to combine minerals and organic biostimulants in a synergetic way. The minerals provide all of the essential elements for plant growth and reproduction, and the biostimulants improve the uptake of water and nutrients. Learn how to stimulate root growth, condition your plants against environmental stress, strengthen stems and leaves, enhance colors and aromas, and stimulate heavier fruiting and flowering for bigger and better yields. 


Class #12 - Question and Answer Session - Tuesday October 6th 4:00 - 5:00 PM PDT

Ready to test your knowledge? Tonight’s class will go over a list of test questions to help expand and reinforce what you’ve learned in the Master Growers Short Course. The session is interactive, so it’s a great chance to get all of your questions answered and prepare for the final exam. You won’t want to miss it!

About your instructor

Harley Smith is a veteran in the hydroponics industry, with over 25 years’ experience as a hydroponics consultant and research scientist. In 1995, Harley started his career working with schools, setting up hydroponics labs and tissue culture labs in agriscience programs across the United States. In his home state of Michigan, he eventually built hydroponics labs in 2/3rds of all the horticultural programs in the state and went on to national fame. He became known nationwide for his expertise in hydroponics and advanced plant nutrition, putting on state-wide professional development workshops for teachers in Michigan, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Indiana, Washington and at the National Association of Agriscience Educators.

His intimate knowledge of plant science, precision fertilizer management and organic biostimulants made him a valuable resource for both hobbyists and commercial growers.

Harley has graciously offered to teach and give advice to Green Sunshine Company Family Members this Fall 2020 Season and make sure your specific growing questions are answered!



If I can't make the live recording, will there be recordings of each class available?

Yes, there will be recordings available of each class available for you to watch online


How will the course be taught?

Each course will be taught over a digital training software where you attend virtually, every week on Tuesday from 4:00PM – 5:00PM PDT 


Are there refunds accepted?

If you can’t attend the courses, all of them will be available for digital consumption.  Refunds will not be accepted after the course begins.


Do I have to pay upfront?

Yes.  However, if you want to pay in installments, you can choose “Sezzle” on the checkout page to pay in 4 separate payments. 


Will I really get a personal grow question answered by Harley?

Absolutely!  At the end of each class, Harley hosts a Q&A session.  In addition, there is an entire Q&A class at the end of the 12 week course.  If for whatever reason you did not get your question answered live, you can write to us and we will arrange a personal answer to you from Harley — we guarantee it!