Meet Brandon and Alyssa, a husband and wife team based out of San Tan Valley - right here in Arizona! This dynamic duo runs Greenie's Garden. We thought what better way to transition into part two of our "Grow Your Own" series than with an interview!
As you will learn, Greenie's Garden offers many garden services, including raised garden beds. Raised garden beds are a great option for those looking to grow cocktail ingredients and garnishes such as rosemary, thyme, basil, and other herbs. Raised garden beds are perfect for those who have a hard time leaning over to take care of your plants, and also protect your crops from critters. Dig It Gardens will begin selling Greenie's Garden beginning October 1st, which includes install and delivery. Now for the interview!
Name? Where in Arizona are you located? We are Brandon & Alyssa, a husband and wife team based out of San Tan Valley, AZ.
How does your environment shape your lifestyle and your occupation? Because we live so far outside city limits, we deal with colder winters that makes our hobby a little more of a challenge, but that is part of the reason why we love growing all the different plants that we have. We are all fortunate to live in Arizona, where we can garden year-round, so we are able to appreciate both the extreme heat and extreme cold that we experience!
What is your occupation? Although we started our adult lives off in an office, we gratefully now call ourselves gardeners! We help people grow their own food, whether that's a fruit tree in the ground or veggies and herbs in a raised garden box.
What was the inspiration behind starting Greenie's Garden? We initially started a YouTube channel called Greenie's Garden, named after our dog Greenie, so that we could share the development of our backyard food forest with friends and family that lived out of town. We loved every minute we got to spend outside, so one day we left our corporate jobs so that we could garden full-time! We are passionate about our yard and want to share our love of gardening with our community. We offer yard advice, tree planting and tree feeding services. We also build raised garden boxes, and deliver and fill them all over the Phoenix valley. We understand what it's like to be new to gardening, and we want to alleviate any initial concerns many people have when they first start out.
Any upcoming projects for Greenie's Garden? We have been so fortunate to team up with several schools in the valley! We feel that we lacked a connection to our food and to gardening in our own childhoods, so it is a really exciting opportunity to get to share our passion for plants with the future gardeners of Arizona. Nothing feels quite as gratifying as hearing a kid explain an aspect of gardening to their parent or teacher, and we hope that gardening becomes a positive experience for every student that we get to work with.
What is your relationship with plants? We all know that plants provide us with oxygen, food, medicine, and a million other necessities. But our personal relationships with plants goes much deeper. We have planted several hundred trees, shrubs, and vines in our backyard, and the interconnectedness between all those living organisms takes us out of our daily troubles and truly brings us peace. We have brought plants inside our home, too, because that feeling of tranquility should exist everywhere, not just outside.
Is there anything else you wanted to share? We are all about love, respect, and positive vibes! To join the Green Army and be a part of our journey, or to gain some gardening inspiration or tips, you can check us out on YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook.
We wanted to thank Brandon and Alyssa for taking the time to be interviewed! Be sure to give them a follow, and check out all their amazing projects. If you would like to learn more about gardening this fall, be sure to register for our Herb and Vegetable Class on September 29th! As spots are limited, be sure to reserve your ticket before all the seats are filled!