My dream is to help you achieve your dream.
Sometimes your path is laid out in front of you, and you just need to recognize it. Do you agree? That’s how I ended up creating You Can Garden Co. It’s the amalgamation of my many creative and entrepreneurial ideas. And it’s where I am meant to be. Here. With you.
As I launch this business venture, of course I’m reflecting of how I got here; how my experiences have led me to this day; and why those experiences will make me a great garden coach.
I’ve always been a nurturer, a teacher, a mentor. An empath, a communicator. Spirit captain. Adventurer. Lover of the outdoors. Creative thinker.
My grandparents on my dad’s side were farmers in Italy, and after immigrating to the US they had a beautiful farm in Silver Creek, OH. Gardening is in my genes. Since I started keeping houseplants in my first place, in San Francisco, until today with my large raised bed garden in Northeast Ohio, I have always loved plants! In 2002 I earned my Master Gardener certification through The Ohio State University. I feel strongly that gardens enhance our homes and our communities and so I wanted to help spread gardening knowledge. This intensive training taught me so much! But being a Master Gardener doesn’t mean I know everything. Gardening is a journey. One of my fellow MGs summed it up this way: “Becoming a Master Gardener has taught me how much I still don’t know.” Despite my confidence, I still remember and understand the feeling of overwhelm when I started my first vegetable garden. I want to help you feel confident.
In 2011 I earned my MBA. During the program I wrote a business plan for a landscape design service that focused on edible landscapes and taught it’s clients how to care for those edible plants. It wasn’t necessarily my intention to implement the plan as my chosen career path. But I was inspired by the idea of helping others learn to grow fresh food. As the slow food movement has gained momentum, more and more people are trying to grow their own kitchen gardens. Helping clients create beautiful raised bed gardens and providing personalized coaching allows me to bring more gardens to our communities in way that better meets the needs of home owners, aspiring gardeners, and organic food lovers throughout Northeast Ohio.
If you want to become a more knowledgeable, confident, and successful gardener, please join me on the journey. I am committed to providing an ongoing stream of tips and information to help you grow.
You CAN do it!