Dedicated to helping you grow the garden of your dreams!
Local | Educational | Sustainable
Using seed varieties that are easy to grow and handpicked for your region
Emphasizing native species that benefit your local ecosystem
We provide you with the support that you need to be successful
Helping you get to know each plant and cultivate a relationship with the land
When Ivana Vazquez and I moved into our first home together, we were over the moon to finally have a real backyard of our own. We’d both wanted to start growing our own food for some time, and so starry-eyed we set out to create the garden of our dreams.
The problem, as we soon discovered, was there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to gardening. Starter kits and windowsill herbs were simple enough, but creating a sustainable home food sanctuary required finding the right plants and techniques for our unique local ecosystem.
Without knowing where to start we poured hours into blogs, books and searching online, sorting through seemingly endless and often conflicting information. By harvest time we were nearly at wits end, having invested hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to grow a couple pounds of food.
But… we were hooked!
Determined to find local mentorship, we started taking classes on gardening, botany and edible native plants, chatting up employees at nurseries, plant swaps and botanical gardens, and learning from any family and friends that would help.
Our world soon become rich with the lessons, folklore and gems of wisdom, and by the following season our garden had transformed. It was one of the best feeling on earth.
Our garden now bursting with bright colors, sweet smells and the pleasant buzz of nature, we realized this journey had been about much more than food. We’d watched this patch of earth become vibrant with life, building connections with each plant along the way. The world was no longer full of weeds, but familiar friends.
Wildweed Gardens was founded shortly after, with the goal of providing you the local guidance and support to successfully grow your own food. Our 5-star rated Home Food Gardening Kits are beginner-friendly, packed with information and expertly curated to your unique region, removing the guesswork to ensure a great tasting, easy growing, ecologically sustainable garden. Unboxing is just the beginning, with gardening experts across the Eastern US to help you overcome any challenges you may face. We’re so confident you’ll have a great season, that we guarantee 100% satisfaction or your money back!
There’s never been a better time to learn this life-changing skill. Join us in growing a healthier planet, one garden at a time!
President & Cofounder
The Wildweed Team
Kellen grew up on a farming homestead in Northern Michigan, where her gardening passion began, then moved to South Carolina, then Florida, soaking up the local planting techniques and traditions along the way! After settling with her family, Kellen began studying herbalism and natural medicine, which she practices at her home garden in Middleburg, FL.
Greg is a North Carolina native, passionate gardener, and former PhD & Teacher's Assistant in Botany for NC State University. Greg brings a unique expertise in local native ecology, combined with hands-on gardening experience from his beautiful home in Raleigh, NC.
Pam Michels took her gardening training at the New York Botanical Garden. After 25 years as a Sales Executive at IBM, Pam now works as a professional gardener and hand pruner for a landscape design firm. She continues to volunteer at the Native Plant Garden in the NY Botanical Garden and study native plant gardening.
Join us in planting ONE MILLION gardens by 2025!