Garden Guidance

My mission is to guide new and novice gardeners to success by teaching easy, fail-proof planting methods that nourish people and pollinators, and provide them compost to give their garden a boost right from the start. I specialize in designing, planting and consulting with educational gardens, but I am also happy to help the aspiring home garden set up their very own garden sanctuary.

The past ten years I have worked as a garden educator in a variety of settings, and have learned and tested out methods of gardening with children and novice gardeners to see them have success, fun and gain the confidence to do it all on their own.

I offer services that include:

  • design for vegetable+pollinator gardens, with focus on native pollinator plants
  • plant selection from sustainable local nurseries
  • compost system set-up and management
  • compost and mulch procurement
  • long term multi-seasonal garden design
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option 1: Design for the diy-er

For those who want a garden and want to do it themselves but need some help with design, plant selection and siting, this option is for you.

I will come to your house for a site visit, map your sunlight and walk your property while talking through some ideas, and then send you some mapped-out designs along with sources for gathering plants. 

cost:

I offer affordable rates for garden consultation and design services. For $49 I offer a one-hour consultation and a mapped out design strategy with a list of resources and planting recommendations. 

These estimates do not include the cost of plants.

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option 2:Design + hands-on garden coaching

Option 2 includes everything from Option 1 plus I come and plant your garden with you and your whole family. 

Cost:

Option 2 rates are $49 for the consultation and mapped out design strategy + $30/hour of hands-on garden coaching. I will be able to give you an estimate of hours during our consultation, and will be happy to return as often as you need for garden check-ups.

These estimates do not include the cost of plants.

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option 3:Let us do it all

Option 3 includes design, plants, compost and mulch and we come and plant your garden for you. 

Schedule a garden consultation to inquire about your project.

Cost:

Option 3 rates are $49 for the consultation and mapped out design strategy + $50/hour of hands-on gardening. Cost for plants and amount of hours will be sent in an estimate with the mapped-out design strategy.

These estimates do not include the cost of plants.