Home food gardener:
Is your yard doing what you need it to?

You may need the Tasteful Yard Design course.

Have you ever wondered

  • why you don't like being in your yard?
  • why your family doesn't use your yard?
  • why your kids whine about having to go in your yard, because there's "nothing for them to do"?
  • why children, neighbors, and delivery men track across your lawn?
  • why it doesn't seem right to entertain in your yard?

Guess what ...?

These are yard design problems.

Just growing food plants in your yard, no matter how pretty you make it, won't fix a design problem.

You need a new design.

The good news is:

You can create a new one!

Yes, you.

You don't need a landscape design degree or a license to design your own yard.

I want to join!

(or keep reading to learn more)

No, this isn't for me.

My name is Patty Loofbourrow. Like many homeowners, I wanted to grow food in my yard, and I wanted it to look nice as well. I wanted to be able to entertain, and to make it a place my family would enjoy.

The struggle came when I tried to find information on doing that which I could use. Sure, there's lots of gardening information out there, but I had trouble knowing how to use it in my situation.

I realized what I needed was information on landscaping.

There is a big difference!

This led to my second struggle - most of the landscaping information out there is for professionals!

But, as it turns out, my superpower is turning technical information into something the average person can use.

When I began to learn these principles and think about what was really important for someone at home, the way I looked at edible landscaping changed ... and that led to changes in what I did.

My yard

  • looked better,
  • became easier to manage, and
  • my family is starting to use it!

Very little has existed out there for the homeowner who wants to create their own landscaping - traditional or otherwise - until now.

I invite you to join The Tasteful Yard Design program:

Helping homeowners like you create your dream with confidence.

Go from a yard that isn't working to a beautiful, tasteful landscape that's right for your family

I've put everything I know about creating edible landscaping into this program - this is the entire process on how to go from the desire to install new landscaping to a finished, tasteful yard.

And when I learn more, you'll be the first to get it, with free lifetime access and updates.

The course is a set of 12 modules, each one a series of easy to understand activities - lessons, worksheets, videos, resources, and projects - on a secure, private server hosted by Teachable.

Actual screenshot from Module 2

Discover what you need to know about:

  • design
  • plants
  • colors
  • textures
  • accessories
  • neighborhood and city issues
  • drafting your design
  • plant sourcing
  • working with contractors
  • installation and maintenance

Whether you're a total garden beginner or a master gardener

This edible garden in Oklahoma was created by a retired veteran and his wife. You can do this too!

I want to join!

(or keep reading to learn more)

No, this isn't for me.

Course outline

Module 1: Clarity

  • Why am I doing this?
  • What do I want to accomplish?
  • What is my vision for my yard?

With clarity on what you want, the rest of the process becomes much easier.

My front porch!

Module 2: Your Property

In Module 2, you'll go outside! You'll examine your home exterior and yard -

  • colors,
  • shapes,
  • lines,
  • textures,
  • size,
  • sun,
  • shade,
  • soil, and
  • condition

 - while you get a crash course in basic landscape design.

In Module 2 you'll create a complete map of your yard, the basis of your design plans.

Module 3: You, Your Family, Your Environment

In Module 3, you'll examine:

  • your personal skill set and limitations,
  • your unique climate and location issues,
  • your family's needs and wants, and
  • your neighborhood, city, and community's written and unwritten rules for home landscaping

Your situation is unique. Your yard is unique. In Module 3, you'll hunt down the clues you need to create a landscape which will best fit your area. Not mine, or anyone else's.

Module 4: Direction

In Module 4, you'll take the information you've gathered and begin creating attainable high-level goals for your yard's edible landscaping

You'll know

  • your end result,
  • what you will do,
  • how long it will take,

and you'll create your own realistic step-by-step plan to get there.

Module 5: Theme

In Module 5, you'll consider possible themes for your yard.

A garden theme helps unify your yard, and can bring very different garden elements - the ones uniquely you - together in a way which makes sense.

Themes make the difference between a yard which looks chaotic and one which looks organized.

Module 6: Color

In Module 6, you'll decide what colors to have in your yard and where.

By examining your

  • home,
  • surroundings,
  • theme, and
  • personal preferences,

you'll narrow down the colors for your

  • plants,
  • hardscape (walkways, walls, fences, etc), and
  • garden decor.
Color makes a difference

Module 7: Use

In Module 7, you'll make your yard more livable (and more useful to you and your family) through the use of outdoor rooms - special areas of your yard used for specific reasons.

Module 8: Synthesis

In Module 8, you create a unified design that works no matter where you view your landscaping, bringing

  • architectural,
  • color, and
  • theme selections from one area of your property to another.

You'll be able to ensure that your edible yard will look good from every angle.

Module 9: Drafting


  • the tools you've created,
  • the projects you've worked through, and
  • the information you've learned,

in Module 9 you'll draw your design in a way that you can either

  • begin work yourself, or be able to
  • hire a contractor to do some or all of the work for you.

Module 10: Finalizing your design

In Module 10, you'll fill in

  • the final size and colors of your plants as they change through the year,
  • the final colors and materials of your hardscape (walkways, walls, fences, etc.)
  • the size and colors of your garden decor, and
  • how you'll irrigate your plants.

You'll know your new edible yard will look good all year long.

Module 11: Plant selection

In Module 11, you'll select the specific

  • trees,
  • perennials, and
  • annual plants suitable to your soil, climate conditions, and design considerations.

You'll also decide how many plants of each kind to use for your family's food needs.

Module 12: Construction

Working your plan

In Module 12, you'll

  • prioritize your installation,
  • receive guidance on how to work with contractors,
  • suggestions as to where to get local help, and
  • strategies on finding where to source the plants you need.

You will know what to do (and when!)

I want to join!

(or keep reading to learn more)

No, this isn't for me.

This edible yard was created by a couple in southern California. You can do this too!

Click here for frequently asked questions

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What else is included in the Premium option?

  • unlimited edible garden design coaching - this includes personal sessions with me via Skype, email, phone, IM ... whatever works for you
  • monthly small group Q&A sessions (limited to 8 people)
  • personal recommendations and design advice for your yard
  • a personalized plant list for your climate, location, family, and soil - you'll get this during Module 11

All purchasers will be invited to my exclusive Buyer's Club.

I want to join!

(or keep reading to learn more)

No, this isn't for me.

You're fully covered by my "Can't Stop Talking About It" guarantee:

If you are not completely thrilled with and excited about the program (as in you just can't stop telling all your friends about it!), get a full refund at any time -- even after you've completed your project.

I mean it. No questions asked.

No hoops to jump through.

No time limits.

No arcane "special conditions".

I will not be angry with you. :)

If you find you don't want to put in edible landscaping anymore, or you want to have someone else do your landscaping, or you move to a high-rise apartment, it's okay. There is no deadline. Just contact me for a refund.

Click here for frequently asked questions

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Get the satisfaction of creating it yourself.

Just imagine: a year from now you and your loved ones could be looking out over your gorgeous, tasteful yard ... that you created yourself.

With special areas you designed to get the most from your yard, you will have increased your home's value and appeal.

You'll be saving money on groceries every month while eating fresh organic produce right from your yard -- a beautiful and delicious investment.


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12 modules, including all Audio and Video, with PDF Transcripts

12 modules, including all Audio and Video, with PDF Transcripts. Group experience with interactive lessons and forum.

12 modules, including all Audio and Video, with PDF Transcripts. Group experience with interactive lessons, monthly live chat sessions and forum.

Technical support only

In-group support

Full email and phone support

No review of your design

In-group guidance and suggestions

Personal review of your design process, start to finish

Garden coaching may be purchased (if needed) for 10% off

Garden coaching may be purchased (if needed) for 50% off

One on one garden design coaching included (if needed)

Plant recommendations may be purchased at 10% off

Plant recommendations may be purchased at 50% off

Personalized plant recommendations included

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Limited to 8 students

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