I Teach People How To Grow Food Naturally,

without chemicals or overwhelm so they can see through the dodgy messaging of supermarkets, fast food joints and other polluters and live a life that's cleaner, calmer, and lower in carbon.

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In My Own Garden I aim to revolutionize your connection with plants

We are terrible gardeners. I don’t mean you and me, I mean ‘we’ as a culture. Although I might mean you… Do you get your gardening advice from:

  • Random people on the internet?
  • The team members at your local hardware store?
  • Any relative who learned to garden in the 70s with chemicals?

This was me before I studied horticulture. I had no way of knowing whether the information I was being given was true or not. I mean, it could have been…

Then I discovered the science of botany and came up with a useful set of guidelines for my plants in my own garden. I learned how to stop being an overworked plant parent and start partnering with nature. It’s cheaper. It’s easier. And it’s better for the planet.

About Larissa.

On November 6 2016, if it was green I wanted it dead (I had been a parent living aboard a wooden yacht and a maritime engineer). The next day, I moved with my husband and two young sons to India. The day after that, in an effort to stamp out corruption the government declared all our cash illegal. In a foreign country, with no money, for weeks we relied on the kindness of new friends and I resolved to learn how to grow my own food so I could provide for my family...


This journey was not as easy as the internet promised. I'd like to make it easier for you

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