garden coaching

My consultation services are perfect for you to get some general insight and guidance for your property.

As we visit your site, I will share my horticulture and ecology knowledge, use my creativity and ability to think both of details and the big picture, and help you work out all those details that have been holding you back from your ideal garden!

Depending on your needs, a consultation can help you:

  • Learn the best way to layout your garden and homestead features
  • Make the best use of your space
  • Workaround existing features
  • Save time and money by establishing a logical project timeline
  • Determine the right plant for the right place

Consultation Package: $200 (for a 2-hour session)
Each session is followed up with a written summary.

Contact me now to book your session!

Consultations sessions are available for Sacramento residents, or the Bay Area with a travel fee. Ask about an Oak Park neighborhood discount!

What others are saying:

I really enjoyed meeting with Melissa. She was a great listener and had many productive ideas about how I might use my tiny yard areas in a more thoughtful way. She looked at the orientation and surrounding influences (plants, neighbors, water sources, etc.), provided plant suggestions and more. I came away with new energy and plans for my space to include chickens!  - Michelle, Santa Rosa


My biggest concern with hiring a design professional was that my preferences and ideas for my space would be somewhat lost, and that I would be overwhelmed with different ideas or a much larger scope of work than what I had in mind. However, working with her was completely the opposite of this, and I had no reason to worry!

Melissa does incredible work - she far exceeded our expectations for our landscape consultation! She listened to all of our ideas and dreams, and was able to work them all into a beautiful master plan. The long term vision Melissa put together for us, along with the step by step timeline, helps us think about the work in small chunks, which feels manageable and fun, rather than daunting!
- Kayla, Santa Rosa

Long-Term Coaching Programs

Are you looking to feel empowered and take ownership of your space by doing projects yourself, but not sure how to start? Want to live closer to the land but overwhelmed by all the information out there?

I am a giant fan of DIY (as you can probably tell from my blog). However, it can be scary undertaking a new skill, knowing what to hire out, or even where to start. If you have a new space or are finally ready to turn what you have into something you’ve dreamed of, I want to be there with you.

My garden, DIY, and homesteading coaching packages can be customized to meet your individual needs, and are available in 3, 6 or 12-month sessions.

During this time, I can help you learn how to garden, landscape and urban homestead. I do not perform the work FOR you, but instead work WITH you, teaching you my skills along the way.

Think of me as your personal cheerleader. Except instead of pom-poms, we'll be waiving carrots.

I can keep you on track to keep your projects moving forward and give you some encourage you when the guy at Home Depot insists you can’t possibly build your own raised beds. Because I know you can.

Though phone calls, emails and in-person sessions, I can help you:

  • Create a design and master plan for your space
  • Building, maintenance, and creation of your space
  • Create a customized edible planting plan
  • Planting
  • Pruning
  • Harvest
  • Canning and preserving

Contact me today to discuss cost and your individual needs!

garden coaching
garden coaching services