Want to grow your own fine heirloom vegetables or fruit trees? Have an interest in sustainability and eating locally? Want to save money by doing your own gardening and pruning? Feel that you’re not sure how to begin or don’t have all the skills you need?
Skip Kimura has been a gardener in the San Francisco Bay Area and Marin County for more than thirty years. He can teach you to create and care for a beautiful, productive, and sustainable organic garden.
A garden coach is an experienced horticulturalist who can advise, guide and teach beginning and experienced home gardeners who are interested in developing their skills and understanding of gardening. Garden coaches make “garden calls”, working with the gardener in his or her own garden. These can be one-time consultations or ongoing tutoring and support.
To find out more, here are some links to recent articles on garden coaching and the renewed interest in backyard food growing:
Los Angeles Times, January 17, 2008
Victory Garden Movement Showing Real Growth
The San Francisco Chronicle, September 26, 2007
Garden Coaches Are For Those Who Want Help Doing It Themselves
The Christian Science Monitor, February 20, 2008
Stymied? Huddle with a garden 'coach'
Ground is broken for White House "kitchen garden"