I am an organic gardening consultant and edible landscape designer working in the San Francisco Bay Area. My primary focus is on raised bed organic vegetable gardens and edible landscaping, but I also do cottage gardens, cutting gardens, and drought-tolerant California native and Mediterranean landscapes. I do troubleshooting and maintenance as well as installations.

I taught the Local Sustainable Agriculture Field Practicum at Stanford University in 2007 and 2008, and was instrumental in revitalizing the Stanford Community Farm. In 2012, my garden was featured on the Common Ground Edible Landscaping Tour.

Services Provided
Designing and installing organic vegetable gardens and edible landscapes. Site assessments for locating and orienting organic gardens and using available microclimates. Consulting on soil blends, plant varieties, composting, vermicomposting, organic fertilizers, irrigation, natural garden pest control, and transitioning to organic. Troubleshooting organic vegetable gardens and composting systems. Building rustic custom redwood trellises.

Areas Served
San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula:
Portola Valley, Woodside, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, San Mateo, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Cupertino, North San Jose

Certifications and Awards
Instructor, Stanford University, Local Sustainable Agriculture Field Practicum 2007-2008
Contact: Steve Masley
Location: 3130 Alpine Road, #288-147
Portola Valley, CA 94028
Commented: How do you prevent the wood from rotting at the bottom of the planter? The beds are filled with a free-draining potting soil, and the wood at the bottom of the planters is not touching the wood of the deck, it's boosted up on 2" steel frames. This allows water to drain out...
July 17, 2014 in Photo Questions  
Commented: Build Of course I'm concerned about ecology, I've been an organic gardener for 30 years. And as I said, I rely on client's contractors to build the beds and make them structurally sound. In my years in the...
May 5, 2014 in Photo Questions  
Commented: Bountiful harvest!!!! How did you get the plant to thrive like that? I make my own organic potting mix using really good compost and fresh worm castings, including a few live worms for nutrient cycling. Annie Thornton's idea book features some of my work: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/24753545/list/10-Expert-Tips-for-Growing-Edibles-in-Containers...
March 31, 2014 in Photo Questions  
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