Become a “Garden for LIFE” Champion

Climate & growing conditions

Big news!

We are just days away from releasing the first video in the Garden Freedom Festival 😉

But first, another fun story from our Grow Your Own Vegetables community today.

Meet Martha: she’s retired (with kids) and living in Ontario.

Listening to her story, you’ll experience even more joy for gardening.

(I kind of felt like we were two little kids talking about playing outside in the dirt 😜)

Meet Gina the “Make it Happen” Gardener

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When you see someone who believes in the nourishment of a garden SO much that she buys a blackberry bush BEFORE she even has a yard, you just have to find out what happens next!

Meet Gina from California.  

Gina is busy! A doctor and a mother of two, she decided she was tired of her dreams of having a garden pass by year after year. She admits she thought it was going to be easy. She decided to just “wing it” and threw some seeds in the ground to see what would happen. But she ran into some challenges along the way, and was frustrated because the learning curve was steep!

Luckily, Gina started asking some really great questions in our Grow Your Own Vegetables community this year. And she found the right tools to make her feel confident in the garden. And her garden is really thriving… because she always finds a way to make it happen.

Karla the Mountain Gardener: Nourishing Her Community Even After Working Long Hours at Her Job

Climate & growing conditions

When you see someone who has integrated gardening into their lifestyle in a way that is wildly successful AND effortless, you just have to ask them how they did it!

Meet Karla from Denver, Colorado. She works LONG hours and lives in the mountains with highly unpredictable weather. But she doesn’t let anything stand in her way when it comes to growing healthy food and nourishing her soul.

This year, she experienced her best harvest yet despite cold snaps and heat waves. So much so that she is giving away hundreds of pounds of produce! What made the difference? I’ll let Karla tell her own story… And by the way, she’s a garden superhero!

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Happy New Year!


It’s that one day of the year when we tend to focus on what we want out of the other 364 days of the year. If you’re like me, you probably don’t set resolutions… but you might set intentions and garden goals. It’s WAY less pressure having intentions and goals than resolutions!!! 😉

And for your growing season to FEEL successful, it’s all about making the whole process easy so you feel good and have fun in your garden…

Because your garden is not only a source of physical health, but mental and spiritual health too! Any garden goal is a good goal as long as it makes you happy, lights you up, and encourages you to get out there and GROW!  Interested in Harvest Club to help you move forward with your garden goals? Check it out here: https://growyourownvegetables.org/harvest-club/  

Looking for a last minute gifts? Here’s an unusual idea…

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In my experience fresh food really CAN be contagious… but jumping up and down waving fresh kale in people’s faces doesn’t really help people feel the joy of fresh food for themselves. That joy usually starts when someone experiences fresh-off-the-vine crisp flavors… and then the curiosity builds and they eat more… until eventually, they are hooked! And if they grow the food themselves, it usually speeds up the process. 😉

That’s what happened with me… I wasn’t always a garden fanatic.  It all started when my health took a mysterious downturn.

Watch this video to find out why and to discover a gift that could change the lives of your loved ones forever.

Long-term health and vitality is the best gift to give all the young people in your life.

So here’s a special last minute gift idea:

Give the gift of green this holiday season!

Enroll someone special in the online How to Grow $400 Worth of Vegetables & Herbs in 40 Days class right now. You’ll not only get 50% OFF, you’ll get to join the class, too… free of charge!

Class is just $97 now (for the both of you).

You’ll have so much fun growing together! 🙂

This class walks you through 40 days of growing step-by-step. And because it’s indoor AND outdoor growing, it works in dorm rooms too!

This class empowers your loved ones with life lessons that contribute to their long-term health and happiness. What’s a better gift that THAT!?!

And… it’s all online, which many young people love!

Growing Vegetables & Herbs in Different Climates Around the World

Climate & growing conditions

You’ve probably heard that vegetables and herbs thrive in an “ideal” temperature range of 50-85 F (10-30 C). Did you notice how narrow that IDEAL range is? How many places on Earth stay in that IDEAL range? The good news is that you don’t have to live in IDEAL conditions to grow lots of food. Phew, what a relief!

Great growing conditions helps your garden grow A LOT, but there’s always a way… Your climate really IS perfect for growing vegetables. These three students show you what’s possible…