Samantha teaches Permaculture/Gardening and Nutrition at Integrity Academy in Austin, engaging students in everything from preparing a garden to planting to harvesting to various culinary ways to enjoy the harvest! She is also available to teach specific permaculture or gardening topics upon request.
Creating Food Abundance in the Garden
Any level of food growing in the landscape can heighten the joy of your outside space. From a few native fruit trees that need little attention but provide a lot of great food to a culinary smorgasbord from curb to back fence, there's a perfect balance of food abundance possible in your yard.
Creating a Still Space Outdoors
Landscapes provide an abundance not only of color and beauty and food, but also unexpected tranquility. Create your retreat close at hand.
Gardening UP as well as OUT
You can build a small raised bed in the middle of your back yard and grow a few annual veggies...but what about that fence that you wish looked lovelier? Could you grow edible vines over it? And how to beat that heat! What about a few native fruit trees? And how about some lovely flowering shrubs at the front of the house...that also provide food? Food grows in every direction, beautifully.
Turning Landscape Problems into Solutions
The boggy spot becomes a flowering rain garden. The too-shady-for-grass side yard becomes a deep green woodsy path. The baking curbside becomes a mass of color, butterflies and birds to welcome you home every day. Re-define your great growing space!