are you ready to find yourself in the dirt?
Growing Home is all about supporting people like you, who want to create an edible garden, and learn how to grow, raise, cook and preserve your own fresh produce. You want to have affordable organic produce in abundance, and know what is in the food you feed to your family.
When you are balancing life, family, work, general mayhem… it can be tricky to get started with building, and then maintaining, your edible garden. You might face lack of time, not enough resources or space, family or room mates who perhaps are not so supportive. I get it.
You need beginners guides, easy to understand advice, time-saving techniques, inspiring stories, and a supportive community to ask questions and share your journey with.
Maybe you already grow and raise some of your own food, and with a hungry tribe to feed, you need convenient, family friendly recipes and solutions to use your harvests. Perhaps you just need some help meal planning, using up leftovers, or a recipe to use up a wheelbarrows worth of zucchini.
You want to make the most of your home grown and locally sourced ingredients, taking it from dirt to dinner, to make meals, to preserve with, to enhance your home, and nourish yourself.
Let me show you how to store, preserve, and get creative with your harvests. Your home grown produce can be more than just the ingredients in your next meal! Along with delicious food, snacks and drinks, we can also make the most of every part, peel to seed, in homemade cleaners, bath lotions and potions, and handmade gifts.
Growing Home will inspire you to grow, raise, cook and preserve an abundance of fresh produce…
Growing Home is all about supporting people like you who want to grow, raise, cook and preserve fresh produce. Learn more about me + the adventures we have had in creating an urban homestead, getting bees and chickens, learning how to preserve, and eat real food!
The Growing Home Community is a group of people like you, who chat about their gardens, harvests, chickens, preserving, cooking & lots of related stuff! Ask questions, share advice, connect with like-minded people. It’s free and conveniently hosted on Facebook.
Want to get stories, advice and all things nice directly to your email inbox every fortnight, as well as access to free resources? Join my Growing Home email list for kitchen and garden advice, recipes and more. Don’t leave, thinking you’ll come back to read more, only to lose my link! Sign up now.
Free guides to get started with edible gardening, cooking from the garden, preserving the harvest, keeping chickens, and urban homesteading, to help you with your FAQ, plus download free checklists!
You can find a wide range of recipes to create awesome meals using your seasonal homegrown & market bought produce. Or gluts of zucchini. All my recipes are gluten free, and many are Low FODMAPs.
You can get daily advice, photos and have random chats with me on Instagram. I love to share photos of the goings on in my garden and kitchen, and how I find ways to make things convenient and fit into our active life…
LET’S GET TO IT
Sow some seeds, plant a fruit tree, visit a farmer’s market. Cook a meal with real food that was in the ground (or on a tree) not that long ago. Eat it with your loved ones. Eat kale, or don’t. Share your abundance.
Build your community, feed your tribe, connect with your neighbours. Give stuff away, swap some seeds, or jars of pickles. Leave a bag of zucchinis on your neighbour’s doorstep. Build an outdoor sink. Teach your kids how to care for chickens.
Declutter your house. Release stuff you don’t need. Give it away, recycle it. Ditch the toxins. Make your own toilet spray. Give handmade gifts. Eat homemade food. Have time for the important stuff. Feel the joy of picking your first tomato of the season!
This is what my family and I have been doing for many years. Now I have taken all the lessons I have learnt, the knowledge I have gained, and the techniques I have developed, and put them in a format that you can absorb, and do it for yourself.
Whether you want to grow a few supplemental herbs and learn how to make the most of your seasonal market hauls. Or you want to build your edible garden with chickens, bees, a mini orchard, and learn skills like composting, preserving and seasonal meal planning.
I can help you and your family grow your garden, and improve your home and lives! You can do more with less, taking back control of an unbalanced life. You can start where you are, using what you have. It’s time to find yourself in the dirt… and start living a life of abundance!