Hi there!
I'm Nina.

Gardener, Educator, Builder of custom gardens installations. Lover of farm life, beautiful spaces, and homegrown food.
Wifey, Mama, Farm Party Planner. 

Let's build your dream garden together. Glad you're here. Really! 

Grow the Garden
You've Always Wanted

I believe that health and joy are the foundations of life, and that organic gardening is a way everyone can experience them. Whether I design and install a space in your yard with my crew, teach you through my online course, or just inspire your thumb to become a little greener ...
This community is for you. 

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I've worked on every kind of farm in the book to learn how to grow food. When my farm dream found me, I ran headlong into it and am here to share what I'm growing with you. I'm a beach kid turned homestead mama and you have a place at my table.

Plants are
kinda my thing.
And I always
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Here's a quick boost towards building a simple raised bed garden  - a materials list, planting ideas, and some of my best tips and tricks. Thousands have used this guide in their gardening journey and you could be next!


You wanna know what lights me up? Actually building YOUR dream in YOUR backyard.

My crew's motto is "11 out of 10" and we install luxury, custom, outdoor garden-centric spaces for our clients. Your turn-key vegetable garden will be a masterful, productive space to grow your own food at home. Attention to detail, ability to travel, and custom design is the name of my game and I'm booking new projects about a year out - so let's start the conversation now! 

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"It was a dream come true to have Nina come design our very own garden. Watching the crew work meticulously to build it was a cool experience. I can't stop telling people about our garden."

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"We could not be more satisfied with our garden and experience with The Dirt Academy. We are so grateful to her for giving our whole family knowledge, confidence, and passion to be gardeners!" 

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