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HOLISTIC GARDENING

With a focus on useful plants for holistic, sustainable gardens including medicinal, edible, native, low-maintenance, water-wise, and wildlife friendly plants, I aim to create accessible and beautiful gardens to empower my clients to live in deeper connection to the land. 

While gardens can be a sanctuary and a source of great personal joy, they are not just for us! Gardening with purpose allows us to provide a slice of restorative habitat for birds, pollinators, insects, and critters -- a form of earth activism, if you will. How can gardens be a source of health and well-being to our mind, body and spirit, our communities, and our ecosystems?

 

I come to the garden table with a background in environmental science, botany, and herbalism, and years of experience working in plant nurseries, vegetable farms, and herb gardens.

I offer garden design, consultation + coaching, and maintenance. I also install gardens through the permaculture focused, female owned business, Common Sense Gardens.

SERVICES PROVIDED:

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To help bring your garden vision to life, I begin with an in-person garden consultation in order to generate a bid and create a design concept for your space. From there, a second site meeting for measurements and site analysis allows me to build a custom design plan with a plants and materials list. I provide both a hands-off option for plant procurement and plant placement, or a D.I.Y. approach where you can shop and plant on your own and utilize a coaching session for any additional help needed. A final walkthrough with care instructions and maintenance plan is included for both options.

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My aim as a gardening coach is to help you learn how to observe the ecosystem of your yard, and be a more confident and connected steward of the land. I also help with tasks you don't have time for or need a little extra help with, like:

- Plant suggestions

- Plant shopping

- Plant placement and planting tutorial

- Starting a vegetable or herb garden

- How to plant, water, and maintain garden, with seasonal task emphasis

- Soil and organic amendment suggestions

- Pest and weed identification and management plan

Plant consultations include a 90 minute, in-person garden walk-through as a prerequisite for garden design or garden coaching, or as a stand-alone service to create a report of existing plants with a maintenance plan. This is a great option for new homeowners who want to orient themselves with their property.

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Garden maintenance includes pruning, weeding, mulching, fertilizing, planting, and replacing herbaceous plants if needed

(no aggressive, invasive weeds, or large shrubs or trees).

I do not offer lawn care (including mowing, edging, raking), but I'd LOVE to replace your lawn with a wildflower meadow!

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