Hi, and welcome to my site!

My name is Patty Peterson, and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Six years ago, I put a small vegetable garden in the back yard.  I grew tomatoes, beans, and squash.

My first garden!  2009

Then 4 years ago (when the dog died),

Chloe, the wonderdog

Chloe, the wonderdog

I took over the back yard for vegetable gardening.

2010_wholegarden_08_01 Before and after

Discovering that I have a real passion for it — being outside, working the earth, watching things grow, and then feeding myself — the garden continued to grow.  Last year, I finally outgrew the back yard, and have taken over the front.

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This year (2013), I grew over 80 different varieties and crops, and have produced almost 500 pounds of food.  All organically, of course!

Because I can’t shut up about my passions, I have been talking about the garden to anyone who will listen.  Which led to several friends saying to me “Oh, I would love to put in a garden like that.”  To which I reply” “I’ll help you!”

And the rest is history.  I now assist, coach, mentor, cheerlead, and teach clients how to grow food in their own yards. I have experience with everything from watering to seasonal planting, to the best bug and pest (aka cat) deterrents. I’m not an expert, but I am a research nut, and I love to learn and then teach!

This blog is a way for me to share what is happening in my gardens, talk about the trials & tribulations, failures & victories, and maybe (just maybe), inspire you to plant some food in your yard, balcony or a pot on the windowsill!

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  1. Paula says:

    Great Site!

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