To encourage and support food production in the home landscape, nurturing people, Earth, and community.
Teach Me To Grow was born in 2015 while I was weeding my garden in Denver. After spending years working all over the horticulture industry from commercial greenhouse production to small farm installations, I've come to know that growing food is what's most important. There is simply no substitute for fresh, homegrown produce, and after hearing an increasing amount of commentary from friends and families who wanted this kind of food quality but didn't know how to get started, it occurred to me that this passion and skillset in growing food is something that needs to be shared!
The benefits of a food-producing garden or landscape way overarch just the quality of food that comes out of it! Those benefits extend from creating community to exalting a more self-sustaining lifestyle and overall, elevate our quality of life.
Teach Me To Grow is a platform to help give more people access to these life-changing benefits through our unique garden builds and educational services. This is a new, more important kind of landscaping, one that will propel us into a healthier, more connected future.
-Andrea Vanderbilt, Owner & Horticulturist
"We highly recommend using Andrea Vanderbilt at Teach Me To Grow. Andrea is fantastic and did a beautiful job setting up and helping us to maintain a container garden on our terrace in Loveland, CO. Andrea took the time to listen to our needs and concerns and to find solutions to our unique situation. We could not be more satisfied with her efforts and dedication."
"Andrea is an amazing grower of all things veg, herb, and floral. She is the most creative, skilled, and detailed oriented gardener I know."
-Amy, Fort Collins
"Andrea is so knowledgeable about growing and managing plants including flowers, bushes & trees. She listens to our varied needs and uses her vast experience and talents to help us introduce edible plants in our yard."
-Lee & Don, Fort Collins
"The stress of having to do everything yourself is completely relieved when you contact this place. They are on top of it right away, ready to take on your garden, or just the parts you need hep with. I'm still receiving advice about how to deal with weeds and bugs even after I've paid! I would recommend this place to anyone who's ever wanted to have a garden but doesn't know how to start."
-Lauren, Fort Collins