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Creative Gardening in Iowa

We’re a family of 8 growing as much of our own food as we can. It began with a small herb garden and has grown every year to become a bit of an obsession!
Family and friends started asking me to share what I’ve learned along the way, and so this blog and a garden consulting business was born.

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Starting Seeds Indoors Part Two: Let’s Get to Work!

So you’ve got all the supplies you need to start seeds, including some alternatives to expensive seed starting supplies. Now what?

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Starting Seeds Indoors Part One: Supplies

A complete list of what you’ll need to start seeds indoors like a pro, including creative alternatives to store bought supplies.

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Gardening with Kids (Nine Tips to Make it Easier)

Let’s get a few things clear right off the bat. If your kids are under the age of 4 and they’re in the garden with you, they will eat the dirt…

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The Bees Did It! (or, Why I believe in Gardening as Therapy)

So, I garden. I garden to keep sane. I garden to stay connected to the Divine. I garden to give my spirit nourishment and my body sustenance. I garden to teach my children that Mother Earth provides. I garden for the thrill of it, I garden for the easy source of procrastination on cleaning the house. I garden for a plethora of reasons, all of which stem back to that day in the apple tree.

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Consulting

Not sure why your lettuce is failing? Don’t know what to do about your soil quality? Want to start composting but don’t know where to start?

I offer email consulting so you can ask your questions and get specific, personalized, actionable advice.

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Workshops

Looking for something fun to do with your group in Sioux City Iowa or the surrounding area?

I offer workshops to bring small gardens to you! From salad bowls with mixed salad greens to herbal tea garden sets, I can join you at your next Red Hats, Girl Scouts, or other small group meeting. I bring all the supplies and education, you just have fun!

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Planning

So many people want to start gardens but don’t know where to put what plants for maximum sun, soil, and plant needs.

I visit your home in the Sioux City, Iowa area and give you a complete garden plan based on what you want to grow.

Still not 100% on what you want to grow? I can help with that, too.

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The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.

-Gertrude Jekyll