Garden to Table Membership

the garden to table membership

GROUP COACHING

to make growing your own food easy for beginner gardeners & aspiring homesteaders

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.

Until…

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:

Gardening is the art of killing fewer plants over time.

Even daisy-crown-wearing Earth Mothers frolicking through lush beds of arugula started out wondering WHY their carrots are the size of pinky fingers when the TOPS are 2 feet high.

It’s a learning process! And with knowledgeable support and the right setup, your plants will be thriving in no time. (And so will you!)

I’m here to help you become the organic gardener you dream of being — because even daisy-crown-wearing Earth Mothers frolicking through lush beds of arugula start out wondering why their carrots are the size of pinky fingers when the TOPS are 2 feet high.

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Katie Oglesby, garden designer Lake Geneva Wisconsin

Every gardening question has an answer, and in the Garden to Table membership, you will learn those answers alongside gardening enthusiasts just like you. It’s really fun to nerd out over companion planting with companions!

Let’s cultivate a growth mindset together.

HOW IT WORKS

Group zoom call twice a month to answer questions, troubleshoot, get your Garden To Do List

A third monthly call with a featured healthy lifestyle experts where we can dig deeper into things like making Kombucha, cut flower arranging, functional medicine and more

A voxer chat group for ongoing support and community

A monthly tutorial video appropriate to the season, like pruning skills, seed sprouting and composting

2 recipes from a private chef for what’s in season

Preservation tips, including freezing, dehydrating, canning, pickling and fermenting

Ideas for how to use what you’ve harvested and preserved in creative ways (especially handy when you have a bumper crop of tomatoes and can only eat so much tomato sauce!). The goal: Bring a little bit of your garden into every meal.

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Katie Oglesby, garden designer Lake Geneva Wisconsin

PLUS: Your very own workbook to help you stay on track with garden goals + planning, technical skills, recipes, health information and preservation tips.

join garden to table

For year-round support from planting through preserving (and beyond).

$59/month or $590/year (get 2 month free AND a hard copy of the 70-page workbook)

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It was wonderful having a summer filled with fresh vegetables from our two raised bed gardens. Katie was so supportive and always able to answer my endless questions. With good soil and fertilizer, growing was a breeze. We have two arbors that connect our two beds and the climbing plants went wild…growing up and over to the other side. We had to keep cutting back and tying up just so we could get through.  It was beautiful!  My neighbors couldn’t believe it. We harvested nearly every day…even into a October.

– Marilyn + Steve

Katie Oglesby, garden designer Lake Geneva Wisconsin

Seeing the excitement on my children’s faces when flowers blossomed, when vegetables were ready for harvest, and when they were able to observe bees pollinating various plants are some of my favorite memories of this summer’s gardening adventure. And serving our family meals from “seed to plate” has been one of my favorite aspects of the entire experience.

– Sam

not sure if this is what you need?

This may not be for you if:

 

  • You find yourself spending more time searching for the latest and greatest garden tip than actually gardening. My expertise won’t help you if you don’t want to get your hands dirty!

 

  • You’re not really interested in growing your own food. I am all about beautiful, edible gardens that include flowers but we focus on fruits, vegetables and herbs.

This is for you if:

 

  • You live in the Lake Geneva, Wisconsin area – or the Midwest (USDA Hardiness zones 4-7)
    The benefit of learning from a garden instructor in your area (or at least your hardiness zone!) is that I understand the unique soil conditions, weather conditions, season-length and pests we have to work with. If you’ve been led wrong by seed packet instructions or gardening books, it’s because they probably weren’t written for your growing conditions.”

 

  • You have a garden or we’ve worked together to build you one!
    I originally designed this as a way to help my clients succeed with their gardening dreams after we worked together to build their raised beds and irrigation systems. If that’s you, perfect!If you already have a garden setup that’s working with you, that’s great too. This membership is ideal for gardeners who’d love support, community, a little accountability to get the garden chores done, and an expert to answer their questions.

 

  • You would love a combo of expertise and accountability.
    Get accountability to get out in your garden as much as you’d like to (I know it’s not always easy to make it a priority, and YOU know how good you feel when you get out there!)Avoid getting ‘stuck’ on garden issues with monthly gardening Q&A calls, and motivation from other group members
Katie Oglesby, garden designer Lake Geneva Wisconsin

this is also for you if...

You don’t have a green thumb

You don’t like to cook

You don’t have a ton of free time (who does?!)

This program is designed to be simple enough for beginners, advanced enough for serious homesteaders, and easy enough for busy parents and workers to fit it into your schedule.

Join us to connect with nature, your food and each other — that’s what gardening is all about.

join garden to table

For year-round support from planting through preserving (and beyond).

$59/month or $590/year (get 2 month free AND a hard copy of the 70-page workbook)

JOIN US
Katie Oglesby, garden designer Lake Geneva Wisconsin

About 3 years ago I changed to a vegan diet. With my new lifestyle of eating and loving to cook I wanted to have a sustainable garden, greener growing methods with less chemicals. I knew just the person to call that could coach me and make this happen, Katie. Earlier this summer we were invited to a party at Katie and Matt’s home. When I walked in their backyard and saw their beautiful bountiful kitchen garden I knew this is what I wanted to have at our home for our family. Not only beautiful but so many different herbs, veggies and edible flowers all planted together in such compact spaces, genius.

– Maryanne

Katie Oglesby, garden designer Lake Geneva Wisconsin

According to Skyler (age 10), who is the Chief Gardening Officer of the family, “My mom has tried to garden before, but now we actually have a legit garden!” Skyler (and his mom & grandma) were an integral part to installing the garden and planting some of their favorite veggies: cherry tomatoes, Jack Be Little Pumpkins, and cucumbers

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