GARDENING

I inherited my love of gardening from my dad. My dad talked me into trying to grow mung bean sprouts for my fourth grade science project. I compared growing sprouts in darkness versus in sunlight. I was hooked on the idea that something so tiny could grow into a large plant that produced hundreds of additional seeds that could be eaten as food.

That experience turned me into a life-long gardener, though I didn't have the opportunity to grow so much until Guy Human (my husband) and I moved to our current home. 

Currently, our growing area includes our entire front yard, a terraced portion of our extremely steep hilly backyard that we dub the "Garden of Eatin'" and a portion of our back patio. The chickens free range over the rest of the backyard and some tiny ones live on the patio, where they do quite a bit of damage to my patio garden, 

I am an intuitive lazy gardener. I don't garden by formulas or strict orderly rows. I mimic what I observe in nature and do a lot of non-linear interplanting. My growing areas are set up with a combination of long-practiced natural growing techniques (more modernly termed "permaculture" or "regenerative agriculture") with the practicability of raised veggie beds.

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GARDEN CONSULTATIONS

If you have questions about gardening, growing food, gardening with chickens, food preservation, or other aspects of sustainable living and urban homesteading, allow me to help you by booking a consultation.