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South Carolina Organic Gardening Consultant

south carolina organic gardening consultantMany people are interested in learning how to grow more of their own food and take simple steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle. We are happily available to help you transition toward your green goals regardless of where you fall on the spectrum. Everyone is doing the best they can. Our goal in consulting is to create beautiful, edible landscapes that relax and inspire.

Do you find yourself longing to connect with your landscape but are unsure where to begin? We have over ten years of experience with die-hard species totally adapted to this area and can help you.

Do you need help…south carolina organic gardening consultant

  • siting your garden?
  • starting a compost pile
  • understanding where to put your rain barrel?
  • figuring out how to keep chickens?
  • We can help. Don’t hesitate to write us at sustainablesouth@hotmail.com
  • with your project whether small or large!


south carolina organic gardening consultant


“Matthew & Emily gave me a basic garden plan and suggested plants – all under a permaculture umbrella and specific to this region of the country. They asked a lot of questions that I’m still thinking about such as: What do you want your yard and garden to be for you personally? Beyond their expertise, I appreciated their abilities to step into my mindset for awhile and look at things through my eyes. I recommend them without reservation. Also suggest that, if possible, you visit their home to see how a sustainable urban homestead works.”

Meredith, consultation client

  • June 28, 2014 - 3:50 pm

    Tom & Jann - This is a wonderful website… always learn something from it as I read various parts of it! Looking forward to seeing you guys in Saluda on 7/11… the 1st anniversary of Jann’s breaking of her leg (last summer). Until then… take care. We love you all!


  • August 15, 2014 - 12:15 pm

    marji pulliam - We would like to hire you to do an edible plant walk in our neighborhood. We have a lot of homeschoolers in the area who would probably like to attend as well. How much would you charge to show us the plants in our own ‘back yard?’ Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • January 13, 2015 - 4:51 pm

    Paulette Kindler - Hello. Your name was given to me by Arlene Marturano. Would appreciate if very much if you could contact me about the possibility of being a concurrent session presenter at the South Carolina Midlands Master Gardeners Association 25th annual symposium September 3, 2015 at the Columbia Conference Center. I’d be glad to expand on this by phone 865-0495 or in person if you’d like. Thanks. Paulette KindlerReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2015 - 12:19 am

    Rod Celestin - Interested in your consultation services. What sort of fees might we expect if we were to retain your services?



    • February 2, 2015 - 3:52 pm

      admin - Rod,
      Thanks so much for your interest. look for an email from us outlining our consulting services.ReplyCancel

  • July 25, 2017 - 5:58 pm

    Barbara G Williams - I have been interested in learning how to forage wild edible plants. I’ve purchased several foraging books, but fear mistaking a plant for something it’s not! I just heard of a dog that died from eating water hemlock, I think. I cannot tell when you have any foraging walks coming up… the ones I saw have come and gone. My email address is busycog@gmail.com 8039609549 phone. From Lexington, SC.ReplyCancel

    • March 4, 2019 - 1:25 pm

      admin - I will put you on the newsletter list to be kept up to date on the latest walks.🌿🌿ReplyCancel

  • March 21, 2018 - 2:25 pm

    Phillip - Hello! I just found this gem of yours! I am a local cook, Tallulahs on Devine, recent graduate, and adventurous eater/grower. I would love to share an adventure with you, I have a couple days off a week. I am at a point where I realize I need to know more about permaculture, food forest, and plants in general to become an amazing chef. Please email, text or call back. 8036246511ReplyCancel

    • March 4, 2019 - 1:23 pm

      admin - Will get in touch. 🌿ReplyCancel

  • February 8, 2019 - 9:08 am

    Matt Snellgrove - I came across your website this morning as I am researching homesteading, microfarming, homeschooling, etc. My name is Matt and my spouse’s name is Emily as well. We have a four year old son named Riley, who is on the Autism Spectrum. Riley is a nontraditional learner and we are looking for means to raise him accordingly. We are currently looking at properties in the Columbia area, and we have a lot of learning to do. We might be interested in hiring you for your expertise down the road. If by chance this is Matt Kipp, we went to high school together.ReplyCancel

  • August 15, 2019 - 12:24 pm

    Tanya Mart - I am looking for a permaculture designer or if you still offer the weekend class on permaculture, I would love more information about that. We live near Charleston, SC in Ravenel and I am trying to turn my 2 1/2 acre land into a specialized working farm for the local restaurants and breweries.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.ReplyCancel

    • September 21, 2019 - 8:26 am

      admin - Hello,
      Sounds exciting!
      We are planning a permaculture class for this fall and offer private permaculture consults. Get in touch with us at sustainablesouth@hotmail.com to schedule a consult.ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2019 - 5:59 pm

    Christine - Hello,

    We live near Asheville, NC. Our goal is to put up a rocket stove heated sauna “shed” made from cob or straw bale.
    It may have a timber frame and an unattached additional protective metal roof.

    My partner Tom is a civil engineer. I am a massage therapist with some natural building training.

    Can you help with something like this?


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