Garden Coaching

Phone a garden friend

Practical, down-to-earth advice personalised to you and your garden.

Garden Coach

$ 50 inc GST
  • My Garden Coach session, is a 20 min power chat between you and me, to trouble shoot your food gardens - vegies, fruit, berries, greenhouse, chooks, compost.... whatever you need sorted out.
    We cover alot of ground in 20 mins! I'll unstick you and get you up and running again

    Make a list of your questions, in order of importance.
  • A Garden Coach is:
  • A 20 minutes phone or video call with me.
    Have your list of questions beside you and a sharp pencil for notes.
    Lets make the most of our time together!

Design Coach

$ 150 inc GST
  • My Design Coach is here to support you, as you plan your food gardens. This is not about me doing your design for you, its you and me working together. A far better outcome!

    First you need to make a Basemap, a Wishlist + get Soil Tests done. The details of all these are in my "Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a New Garden" which is in the " Start A Garden" tab on my home page.

    Once these are completed, you are ready to book me in.


    Read My "Step-by-Step Guide To Starting A New Garden. Find it by clicking on the "Start A Garden" tab on my homepage.
    Make a basemap + wishlist
    Do soil tests
  • A Design Coach is:
  • A 30 minute phone or video call with me
  • A write up of our coaching session + helpful links and resources
  • Recommended plants and sketches as needed


Life happens, my friend, no problems at all.

Open your booking confirmation email and scroll down until you find the Date/ Time heading.

There you will see the option to cancel/ reschedule your appointment.

Click on it and go through the steps.

The first step, before we get together, is for you to gather some important info.

  1. You need to work out what you want to grow + build
  2. You need to learn all about your climate and land.

This is called making a basemap and wishlist. All the instructions are here

Don’t rush this step. Its the most important bit! Take the time. It sets you up for greatness. 

While you gather all this information, grow all your vegies/ herbs/ flowers in pots and containers in a sunny spot, close by the house. 

And then when you are done, you’re ready to book me in, or infact go it alone and work your own design up.  

A Garden Coach session is best suited to the kind of questions that we can sit and chat about – which is pretty much everything from greencrops to chickens to compost to feeding regimes to how to get the most out of your greenhouse. 

At the heart of most garden problems is soil. If your questions involve pest or disease or ailing plants, be intimate with your soil, so you can describe it to me. 

Never fear my friend – it’s really easy!

You’ll receive a link to our meeting in the booking confirmation email. 

Click on this link. 

Click on join with video.

When the video comes up, check the microphone symbol in bottom left corner. If its crossed you are muted, if its uncrossed we can chat. Uncross it and say hello!

Zoom! Download the free version of it here and join up.

Yes I do! You get the choice of either phone or video consult at checkout. Simply check the option you prefer. 

Kath is so practical and down to earth. After some pre consult planning she was able to respond to our long list of questions with positive and useful advice. She wasn't fazed by our large, challenging block of land and together we worked out a manageable plan. Its peace of mind for us, having an achievable plan to move forward into.

John and Diane Baldwin, Paraparaumu

Thanks so much for your wisdom - I'm glad I chatted with you before I made any changes as you have pretty much turned my original plans on their head - the ideas you came up with make so much sense when I think about it, and I guess that comes with your experience. You have saved me some big bucks.

Andrea Potter, Kapiti

"Such good value! Kath got straight to the heart of the matter - even over the video feed, she spotted the 2 main problems and re-organised our garden space as well as answering our questions. We're excited about the possibility that our food growing endeavours will finally be a success! Thank you Kath. We'll be back."

Peter and Karen, Auckland