“I have visited many people’s properties over the years and it has always heartened me to listen to their dreams of growing their own food. Unravelling the mystery of successfully growing organic food is how I seek to empower each client.” – Peter Kearney
What is our organic garden mentoring service?
Organic garden mentoring provides you with timely and expert knowledge to create or improve your organic garden. We help you to avoid the pitfalls, reach success faster and be confident in working with organic and biodynamic methods in your garden. You will be supported by Peter Kearney, our organic gardening mentor, a very experienced organic and biodynamic food grower, educator, food garden designer and urban agriculture consultant.
Who uses our mentoring service?
Whether your food garden patch is only an idea and you need help to bring it to life or your existing patch has not thrived in a way that satisfies you, our mentoring service is ideal support. Our clients range from city based apartment dwellers with balcony gardens, backyard gardeners, workplace gardeners, urban farmers seeking a commercial return and hobby farmers on rural residential land looking to make more productive use of their land.
How does our mentoring service work?
Our organic garden mentoring service is a three part yearly package:
- Design/improvement planning – Visit to your garden for 1.5 hours, face-to-face if in Brisbane or via Skype elsewhere to understand your patch and goals, introduce new ideas and within 72 hours, provide a comprehensive organic garden plan for the next 12 months. Introduction to trusted Brisbane garden builders, soil and plant suppliers, if required. We also incorporate a spreadsheet based planting plan for your veg and herb gardens
- Trouble shooting – Unlimited email and phone support to answer your questions for the 12 month period on any aspect of your organic garden operation, guiding you to implement the garden plan.
- Follow up visits to your garden – Four visits of 1 hour each over the year, face to face in Brisbane or via video skype, to assist with briefing garden builders if required, assess garden progress, help you through change of seasons and provide you with timely knowledge in the context of your patch. At each visit, we will provide an update to the spreadsheet based planting plan, so you can keep a record of what you have planted during the year and what is coming next. For Brisbane gardeners, we can also supply great value open pollinated veg and herb plants with a materials and labour charge if we help with planting.
Our mentoring service charges
Your organic garden mentor over 12 months for less than the cost of 1 cup of coffee per day.
Face to face in Brisbane – $300 up front and $79 per month with 12 payments. Total cost is $1248.
Video Skype Australia wide – $300 up front and $61 per month with 12 payments. Total cost is $1032.
Face to face Brisbane – $1200 payable at the beginning.
Video Skype – $1000 payable at the beginning.
If you want face-to-face in Brisbane and are located more than 45 minutes from our base, an extra charge will be quoted for travel time.
We have a secure billing service established with Integrapay for payments by direct debit or credit card. We suggest emailing or phoning us on 0401156532 to discuss your start date and we will generate an invoice and email you a link to our secure payment page.
Commercial scale urban or hobby farming
If you plan to extend your food growing to a commercial scale for your hobby farm or urban plot, we can provide additional planning, design and support mentoring. Our services are on a quotation basis for this service.
How to get started?
Contact Peter Kearney by email or phone 0401 156 532. He will be happy to discuss how easy it is to get underway with his organic garden mentoring and urban farming coaching service.
“Peter Kearney has been very patient and incredibly helpful in turning my very brown thumb into an almost green one over the last 3 years. I love how Peter has been so supportive and helpful along the way. It matches beautifully with his abundant knowledge on making organic, sustainable gardening achievable for even the most novice of gardeners.” Kelly Townsend, Samford
“It is very exciting to be planning our food garden that is going to be a key feature of our home, both edible and aesthetically pleasing too!!. Peter Kearney of My Food Garden is helping us give shape to our dream; listening to our hopes, guiding the project and sharing with us his knowledge of the resources needed.” Kerry Holland, Brisbane