Visit a collection of the most incredible, productive gardens of passionate, everyday gardeners and learn what they’re doing in their yards. Nearly all gardeners learn most by digging in the dirt and talking with other gardeners. This time though, I’ll be bringing these Maine gardens to you to peak through and study the various growing practices they implement in their own backyards. You’ll see small and large spaces, some along the woodland, others gardening on ledge or even in their front yards! Many innovative growing methods and season extension techniques are demonstrated, as well as tips on growing your own food and flowers. So, come and visit these incredible gardens with me—and the best part is, you get to do this from your own chair!
About Kelly Orzel
I’m a small-scale, organic herb farmer, author and speaker growing in coastal Maine. You can find me in the greenhouse, looking slightly rumpled. Besides dirt, I’m obsessed with bread and cheese, over-sized sweaters and Jane Austen novels.
At heart I’m a teacher (I taught high school math for 6 years), so get ready to sow and grow like a pro! Want to become a master seed-starter and propagator? I’m your girl. Do you have a love affair with show-stopping dahlias and ready to take your flower patch to the next level? I can teach you how. Or are you ready to become a vegetable garden boss and grow a pantry-full of food? Well, then you’re in the right place!
Since 2012, I’ve spoken at over 300 events all over New England to home garden enthusiasts like you. And, as a self-confessed garden geek and bibliophile, I can’t wait to share with you everything I’ve experienced and learned.
When I’m not digging in soil, I’m wholeheartedly excited about teaching others how to grow the garden of their dreams. Over the past 20 years I’ve worked as a horticulturist on a 70-acre farm, dabbled in plant biotechnology, earned my masters in Horticulture, volunteer as a Maine Master Gardener and owned my own herb farm. And I really want to share everything I know with you!