A consultation is the best way to get one-on-one information about your specific garden, whether it is an existing garden that you are struggling with or a future garden you are planning.

Put our many years of tropical farming and gardening experience to use.

To schedule a garden consultation email us at mail@littlerivercooperative.com or call 305-707-8874

Our consultations are virtual for the time being due to Covid-19 precautions, but we can make exceptions if a site visit would be beneficial.

How it works

Consultations are available for those people who already have a vegetable garden or are considering building their own garden. Our South Florida growing climate can be quite challenging because it is difficult to find resources relevant to our unique tropical climate.

They typically last 1 hour and cost $155. As part of the consultation you will get a copy of our Into to Vegetable Gardening syllabus which is full of relevant information and resources for gardening in South Florida.

What you can expect from a consultation

Some of the things we can cover in a private consultation include garden design, sustainable practices that may work for you, seasonal crops, pest management using organic methods, soil fertility and harvesting.

You may be considering raised beds or you may be looking for alternatives to raised beds, such as a food forest or edible landscaping. We can walk you through the ins and outs of various gardening techniques to figure out what works best for you and your property. Composting is a topic that comes up very frequently. We'll be able to assess your composting system if you've already started or we can help you set up a new system. There are many different ways of home composting and we know it can be tricky to navigate this subject. We'll also help to clarify how our unique growing seasons affect vegetable plants. You may walk away with a crop list or at the very least useful resources for putting together a crop list that will actually work. In order for a vegetable garden to succeed you gotta have a tool kit for managing a wide variety of pest issues. During a consultation we can talk about specific pest issues you are currently having and we'll recommend our favorite OMRI certified organic products and techniques for keeping pests under control.

Our goal is to empower people to be self sustainable and successful in growing their own food.