My Garden Consulting services honor the earth and help my clients—whether homeowners, public entities, or organizations—connect with their natural environments and plant and animal life by growing sustainable, productive, edible landscapes, while also minding water scarcity, and wherever possible using alternative energy.
Retreats, classes and workshops available. Work-trade is sometimes available as an option.
Permaculture services are offered too. Simply and strategically move to food self-sufficiency, ecologically sound living, energy efficiency and ecosystem restoration. That’s what my master consultation & design plan is here to achieve.
In this way, we live more sustainably in connection with the Earth in order to reap all of the inherent benefits that ecological gardening and permaculture provide. I want to work with individuals to design and create beautiful Pollinator Gardens; help them grow their own food and medicine, and Install Rain Barrels. I want to enjoy with my clients the beautiful oasis created through regenerative living and biodiversity. I want to enhance the lives of everyone I meet by helping them reconnect to the bounty that we create together as a community.
As a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), I possess over 20 years of massage therapy experience. I am a graduate of WellSpring School of Allied Health in Kansas City, MO. I am Nationally certified and licensed by the State of Missouri, and am a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), the largest massage therapy association in the country. I am also certified in Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology, and Shiatsu Massage Therapy.
I am a healer, massage therapist, and permaculture specialist.
I have always been very connected to the earth and all living things. I grew up in the 1980s in a very rural area in Hamburg, IL, where there were miles of farm fields as far as the eye could see. Many of our neighbors, including my two best friends, worked and lived on those properties.
Most of my youth was spent swimming in the local river, foraging for morel mushrooms, tending to green beans and tomatoes in our family garden, and experiencing a variety of outdoor adventures. All of it provided me with an intimate connection to plant life, animals, and nature. I thought this was normal for everyone!
I went to college at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL, to study Environmental Psychology and Spanish. There I became aware of the lack of respect many individuals had for nature, as well as the harmful practices and products used to treat our soil, raise our animals, produce our food, and treat our skin. The disconnect hurt me deeply.
Gratefully, during this time, I studied abroad. I experienced some deep healing while being a guest in locals’ homes. Their kindness and hospitality made me feel safe in an unknown land and culture. The amenities were surprising. Their food was freshly butchered and caught. Dinner was a sacred ritual recognizing Earth provided us sustenance.
My new awareness altered the trajectory of my life. I dedicated myself to finding, creating, and implementing holistic principles and practices within my lifestyle. I uncovered my desire to become an entity to inspire and teach others how to live sustainably and in connection with Earth.