We provide an array of edible garden services, including consultations, design, installation and organic maintenance.
Edible plants follow seasons and so do we. Depending on the time of year our garden services vary to reflect the natural cycles of our subtropical climate. Read about these differences here.
Our many years of farming experience are well suited to helping others grow their own herbs and vegetables. Whether you are interested in installing raised beds full of annual vegetables or a more long term tropical food forest, or even containers full of greens and herbs for your condo balcony we can help you get started and increase your success. If you already have a garden, but like so many home growers you are facing issues related to soil fertility and pest management we can help sort things out. We do consultations to answer gardening questions and get specific about things happening in your garden, such as pests, poor growth and composting.
Wooden raised beds are our most popular option for residential gardens. We install 4'x8'x10" raised bed gardens. They can be purchased as a single garden box or in multiples to create a large edible garden. Each one costs $725; that price includes everything you need to get started.
- Raised bed constructed of pine
- Woven root liner
- Organic fertilizer
- 1 cubic yard of our custom soil blend
- Seasonal plants
- Plant tags
If this size doesn't work for your space or if you prefer to go with a hardwood rather than pine we can build a number of different options. Please inquire by email or phone to get started on a custom project. Muriel Olivares runs our garden installation department and she can be reached at 786-991-4320 or email@example.com.
We offer an organic garden maintenance service for edible gardens and food forests. Garden maintenance can take on various shapes depending on individual needs. We recommend routine visits every two weeks for edible gardens in order to keep production, pest control and harvesting under control. During a typical mid-season maintenance visit we would do things like pruning, harvesting, replanting and organic pest management. At various times of the year edible gardens need to be almost entirely replanted to reflect the changing seasons and our maintenance visits would include those seasonal transitions. Prices for garden maintenance directly reflect the size and location of each garden. A garden with 1 or 2 raised beds typically costs $140 per visit.
Residential gardens vary in size and design, take a look at some of the gardens we have installed and maintained over the years.
Take a peek at some of our favorite commercial garden projects too. If you'd like to see an edible garden in a restaurant, a hotel or bar, a school or a community center, get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to customize a garden plan to suit your needs.
Wynwood Yard kitchen garden (2015- spring 2019)
When Wynwood Yard opened two years ago the property came with a rugged yet fertile garden already on site that creator Della Heiman embraced. Fresh ingredients for her healthy vegan food truck, Della Test kitchen were grown on site and visitors to the yard could hang out amongst tomatoes, kale, and fresh herbs used at the bar. This past summer Wynwood Yards edible garden got a big makeover! Now the garden is bigger, better and more productive than ever, with everything from dandelion greens to oregano flowers being used at the newly opened Charcoal Garden Bar and Grill. Monthly garden dinners take place under a reclaimed wood pergola, surrounded by the bounty of the edible garden. (Note: Wynwood yard shut its doors in Spring of 2019, keep an eye on their instagram for updates on their next project)
The Broken Shaker & 27 restaurant bar and kitchen garden
When the owners of the Broken Shaker (ranked number 14 out of the worlds 50 best bars) decided to turn a large section of their outdoor seating into a kitchen and bar garden their focus was on inspiration! Forget growing rosemary, mint and sage, everyones favorite and most trustworthy cocktail ingredients... This garden aims to bring new ingredients into the hands of the talented staff so they can create new, unusual and incredibly inspired cocktails. Spilanthes, kefir lime, african blue basil and fresh turmeric root grow alongside edible flowers of every shape, color and size. Baby greens, a variety of spicy peppers, and patches of baby radishes are harvested by head chef Jimmy Lebron for daily specials at the adjacent 27 restaurant.
The Palms kitchen garden for Essensia
This season was our first one tending to the kitchen garden at the Palms for Essensia Restaurant. Chef Julie Frans brought us on board to focus on growing fresh greens, herbs and edible flowers for the restaurant. Purple sage, true french sorrel, pentas flowers and italian heirloom spigariello grow poolside and serve to inspire chefs, patrons and vacationers alike.
Planta Restaurant rooftop kitchen garden
Last January the legendary Toronto based vegan restaurant Planta moved into a chic location south of 5th on South Beach and inherited along with their new space, an untended green roof. Executive chef David Lee saw in it an opportunity to grow his customers all sorts of fun herbs, edible flowers, leafy greens, and veggies and we were brought in to set about converting the abandoned garden into an edible oasis on a roof! The border is planted with a "living fence" of tropical perennials like costa rican mint, superfood moringa and fruit like bananas, guavas, mulberries and pineapple, while the center of the garden is planted to the seams with every herb, flower, pepper and green the chef could think of! Members of the kitchen team squeeze through a hatch in the roof with clippers and bowls daily to harvest fresh ingredients to be used instantly downstairs.