Grow food, grow health, grow hope
Hi, I'm Elizabeth!
I’ve grown my own food since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, in my family’s vegetable garden. I thought that was what all the other kids were doing during summer vacation, too—in fact, I believed that was why teachers gave us the summers off!
Since that time, I’ve grown a lot of vegetables, led many workshops, and written several books that show you how to create, maintain, and enjoy your own organic food garden.
Even if you live in an apartment with a small balcony, I can help you learn how to grow your own food.
My online course, Sprout, answers your most pressing garden questions, from starting seeds indoors, to creating an easy first garden bed without backbreaking labour, to preventing insect problems before they start.
You’ll get access to four instructional modules that take you from simple garden setup, to creating healthy soil and choosing the right crops, to troubleshooting common garden problems, along with links to helpful gardening resources.
You’ll also get a copy of my new e-book, Grow Hope: A Simple Guide to Creating Your Own Food Garden at Home.
To access the online course, Sprout, just click below. You will be directed to the course platform Thinkific. Upon payment and setting up a student account—about 1-2 minutes—you will have access to all course content!
Need a Garden Coach?
My 1:1 garden consulting packages give you the skills and confidence to turn your yard or balcony into a healthy and productive food-growing zone.
Here’s how I can help:
Basic Garden Consultation
Do you need someone to come to your yard and help you plan your garden? Do you already have a sad garden that needs some attention?
I am available for 90-minute consultations (within 1 hour of the Halifax, NS area). These include a full written assessment after our meeting with personalized suggestions for how to start and/or maintain your food garden. You also get access to my local seed library and a copy of my book Grow Hope.
Not from here? I can still work with you!
Is your garden miles away from mine?
I also provide online consultation services! Web-based garden consultations are available at 30% off the in-person rate.
Contact me to find out more!
What my clients are saying…
“Thanks, always, to Elizabeth Peirce for being my gardening teacher. I was scared to start, afraid to fail, nervous to invest time and money. You helped me see this was a possibility for me and you continue to be a constant source of kind support, accessible info and gardening inspiration.”
“Elizabeth is amazing to consult with. She is so incredibly knowledgeable and helpful in her gardening advice. Our session was very comprehensive and she is so generous in providing resources and support. I appreciated so much the summary of our consultation and Elizabeth’s attention to detail. I now know exactly who to go to for exceptional and individualized gardening advice.”
Lisa Galvez, RD
“Elizabeth can tell a favoured plant from a weed at ten feet, and tastefully remove the offender…. From her fund of knowledge, she can offer relevant suggestions as to how to proceed, from seed selection to harvest preservation. Elizabeth is friendly and personable. We love having her around.”
“Elizabeth is the kindest, smartest garden guru you will ever meet. She really knows her stuff and shares this knowledge so generously. My garden is greener since working with her and I feel both more confident and inspired!"
Read my books and get inspired to get growing!
Want to start growing more of your own food? I can show you how!
What readers are saying about my books…
“In her latest gardening book, Grow Hope: A Simple Guide to Creating Your Own Food Garden at Home, Peirce helps readers find the best way to convert a lawn or apartment balcony into a productive garden and provides a how-to guide for anyone interested in growing their own food, simply and cost-effectively.”
The Chronicle Herald
“Elizabeth Peirce brings a fresh take on starting a garden from scratch, kitchen scraps, and ingenuity. She sees gardens as gyms, workplaces, and classrooms…”
“Cookbooks and gardening guides shouldn't make you feel like a useless toad, or make you wish you lived in another city. But Elizabeth Peirce's Grow Organic: A Simple Guide to Nova Scotia Vegetable Gardening is a boost of confidence, even if you've only ever grown mould. Peirce doesn't expect that you know a till from a turnip….”
Sue Carter Flinn
“[Elizabeth’s] enthusiasm is infectious, and her writing tone conversational and encouraging…