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Lessons offered by Melody
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Gardening
  • Landscaping
  • Permaculture
Levels
  • All Levels

Garden Coach/Consultant with 20+ Years Experience. Gives garden advice and lessons Online in Houston

Methodology

Garden consulting, coaching or teaching based on your needs and skills.

I’m flexible with my time and will work with you to help you.

I’m a hands-on, show me how to do it learner and believe gardening is a skill best cultivated by actually getting your hands dirty.

Experience

I am a newly relocated (Calgary to Houston) gardener, grow your own food advocate, urban homesteader/home-maker and self-proclaimed plant nerd.

Since graduating from the Horticulture program at Olds College 22 years ago I have:
*Worked as an Assistant Annual Grower
*Worked the help-desk at a busy garden center
*Worked at a prestigious private golf course
*Worked at a tomato greenhouse
*Worked at a U-Pick Berry Farm
*Started and ran a Market Garden on the family farm (Organic)
*Started and ran a greenhouse
*Sat as Chairman for the local Communities in Bloom Association
*Helped procure funding to expand a local Community Garden Association garden
*Was a guest speaker at multiple elementary schools and brought in many plant and insect friends to introduce to the students as an addition to their plant and insect units in science
*Worked on a private estate garden
*Did some private garden consulting and coaching

My current projects are creating a HOA friendly, pollinator friendly, year-round food-producing, tiki bar oasis in my own new backyard, re-starting my garden blog and visiting as many garden centers as I can.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £18/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £85
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £166
Lessons offered by Melody
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Gardening
  • Landscaping
  • Permaculture
Levels
  • All Levels

Melody's CV

Greenhouse Grower- grew annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, poinsettias, chrysanthemums, hanging baskets and custom planters. Started most from seed, also did cutting propagation.

Market Gardener - grew several acres of strawberries, saskatoons, raspberries, garden veggies, herbs and cut flowers

Estate Gardener - grew organic vegetables and tea herbs (both greenhouse and in garden), designed planters, beds and displays, decorated for holidays, lawn care, tree pruning and yard care for client.

Also have experience in Integrated Pest Management, Gardening with Children, Communities in Bloom and Community Gardens.

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