You have goals for your garden — you want to be closer to nature, teach your children where their food comes from, live a healthier lifestyle, maybe even grow enough of your own food to be self-sustaining. You have visions of homemade preserves, fresh fruit pies, and home-grown herbal teas for every ailment.
Or maybe you’ve just been watching a lot of cottage-core videos on youtube (I’m not gonna judge).
The truth is, gardening IS a beautiful lifestyle! It makes us feel good in body and mind to get out into the sun and sink our hands into the soil.
You can’t sprout so much as a nasturtium seed
You lose your kale to worms (happens to the best of us)
Your plants wither and droop (are you watering too much? Not enough?)
You’re not sure when to harvest (is this squash ready yet?!)
Should those leaves be curling that way?
And, my favorite: WHAT IS THIS BUG!?!?!?!?!?
No, you don’t have a “black thumb” — here’s what green thumbed gardeners won’t tell you:
Let’s cultivate a growth mindset together.
This is a 12 month Live and Online group program designed for locals to the SE Wisconsin and Northern Illinois areas (aka. Driving distance to my house and our field trip locations!). We’ll be meeting online in group calls AND in person to practice our skills hands-on — in the garden and the kitchen (hello Canning Party!).
The minute you become a member, I will send you my 140-page Garden to Table Guidebook AND instant access to my Video & Resources library (a $300 value). There you will find instructions on:
Our group calls are usually on Thursdays at 12pm or 7pm CST. However, times may change due to member availability (you help set our call times!) and guest expert availability. I do my best to ensure call times work for all members.
The goal: Bring a little bit of your garden into every meal.
The Garden to Table Membership is an ongoing 12 month program.
As a first year gardener, I was excited and grateful for Katie’s membership program. I was able to take away an immense amount of valuable information and apply it immediately to my own garden and kitchen. Not only does the program include practical helpful gardening tips, like pruning and succession planning, but methods of creating a lifestyle around a garden-to-table concept. I loved being able to visit Katie’s garden to see how she cares for her plants and sit with her in her kitchen and work through her canning process. The guest speakers were such a great benefit to the program as well. I was able to learn how to create floral centerpieces, make sourdough and work through some of the clutter in my house. Katie has worked so hard to give her members the best information and I look forward to enrolling for year two!
Katie‘s garden-to-table membership not only gave me more confidence in my gardening skills but also a community to learn from and grow with while navigating gardening basics, cooking with a seed-to-plate mentality, and embracing all of the things that gardening and the friendships made in the process has given me. I’d like to think that not only I have benefited from the membership but my family has through what we are growing and how we are using it in our day-to-day lifestyles. I love the easy access that I have to Katie’s knowledge and her numerous resources through the direct messaging system, so I can rest assured that I have accurate answers for my growing climate and troubleshooting.
Join us to connect with nature, your food and each other — that’s what gardening is all about.
From soil to seeds, tools, watering, pruning and harvesting…Katie covers it all! It’s all in one spot which makes it so easy to have the info right at your fingertips. I love the guest speakers she hosts, the classes that not only teach us the how-to’s of growing a garden, but also what we can do with the harvests afterward. The recipes!!! It’s literally start to finish guidance and Katie delivers it in a way that’s not only easy to understand, but also easy to incorporate right away. And it’s fun! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know everyone in the membership group and the knowledge I’ve gained has helped me have success and enjoy beautiful foods from my garden.
My husband and I have had a small garden for the last five years. We had a challenging season in 2018, and opted out of growing one in 2019. Katie motivated me to try again this year. With her education and guidance, our garden has prospered. Katie’s perspective on educating others to grow their own food, along with supporting local farmers, is inspiring! Thanks to her suggestions on everything from growing methods to protecting your plants from wildlife, Now I’m experiencing the joy of watching plants that we’ve never planted before blossom into food; Katie has brought back the joy of gardening for me!
– Eric + Jessica