Come Visit Miss Potters Place! We’d love to have you join us!
Miss Potter’s Place purposes to inspire, encourage and educate others about edible gardening.
You may be a plant lover looking for new ideas and/or searching for fellow enthusiasts, or you may be the opposite, you may be a beginner, transplanted or frustrated gardener. Where ever you are, Miss Potter would be honored to participate with you on your edible gardening journey!
Miss Potter provides many classes and workshops about edible gardening and/or backyard farming. They range from Basic classes, to Topical classes, to Hands-On-Learning Workshops.
Times and locations can vary.
For a current listing check my monthly calendar at: Miss Potters Calender
Here are the two classes that are offered consistently every month (except July & August):
EDIBLE LANDSCAPING – An Edible Plant SHOW & TELL
1st Wed of the month 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: MW Horticulture, 6250 Thomas Road, South Fort Myers
Don’t think that you have to ruin the beauty of your yard to add a veggie patch or a monster fruit tree, instead learn how easy it is to incorporate edible flowers, shrubs, hedges and small trees into your existing landscape. Almost every edible can be grown successfully in a container as well! This class is a SHOW & TELL of the many possibilities that exist here in SW Florida.
(Free class, but seating is limited, RSVP is necessary – click here now.
BACKYARD VEGGIE GROWING 101 – the Basics for a Successful SWFL Veggie Garden
3rd Wed of the month 7 – 8:30 pm
Location: WaKeHatchee Rec Center 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers (next to Lexington Middle School)
Calling all beginning, transplanted or frustrated gardeners — Do you have a desire to grow honest, non-toxic, nutritious food in your own backyard, but don’t think you have the know-how or even the space? We will discuss in detail our special zone, soil and season information — Knowing how to work in a sub-tropical climate makes ALL the difference in the world on how successful your garden can be (with much less effort and space than you think)!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make sure we have enough handouts: participants go home with some plants or seeds, and growing charts.
Miss Potter would love to speak to your group – Garden Club, Civic Group, School, Community Garden HOA, etc. Edible Gardening is a topic that is relevant to everyone and to all ages.
Some topics that I speak on:
Container & Small Space Edible Gardening: Don’t have a lot of yard space? Fear not! All edibles can be grown successfully in pots AND many can be grown right on the lanai.
How to Shop Smart at the Local Farmer’s Market: All produce at farmer’s markets are grown on farms, but learn how to know if it has been grown on a local FL farm. Also, learn what items you should always buy organic and what items you don’t have to spend the extra money on
Spice Up Your Garden: You’ll be amazed at what items that are in your spice cabinet or in the condiment section of your fridge can be grown right in your own patio or yard
Edible Landscaping: Think beyond Mangos, Avocados & Citrus – over 50 other choices for a beautiful and productive landscape.
How to Bring Your Harvest Into The Kitchen: Easy Tips to Store and Use the Herbs, Veggies & Fruits you grow
Veggie Gardening MONTH to MONTH: What to plant in SW FLORIDA and WHEN
How to Raise Backyard Chickens
BEE Friendly Landscaping: Forget Fertilizers! How to double the production of your fruits and veggies by simply attracting more pollinators to your yard. Bonus, this practice adds amazing color & beauty too
Enjoyed your presentation so much! – Pine Island Garden Club
Your presentation was wonderful….we all learned a lot – Hibiscus Society
VISITS & TOURS
During any open garden hours, we encourage you to come and VISIT Miss Potter’s Place. Wander through the gardens (most plants are labeled), see what is growing, pet the bunnies and the chickens, see the before and after pictures of the yard transformation, get ideas and inspiration for your own yard! Don’t forget to check out the plant nursery and the garden gift shop.
We offer GUIDED TOURS* as well. A guided tour lasts 90 minutes and takes you through the entire yard; The flower and butterfly gardens, the mini farm and all the animals, and most especially, the veggie garden and the food forest! The cost per person for a guided tour is $8 for adult, $4 for children. With each paid adult tour there is a one-time 20% off coupon to use in the plant nursery or gift shop and a printed map of the gardens. Please contact us ahead of time to schedule a Guided Tour. (For groups over 10 people, the discount rate is $5 per person).
I am getting very excited about starting our garden!!! And seeing yours yesterday was inspiring!!
Just a note to thank you for a marvelous garden tour today. As always you are inspiring.
HARVEST MARKET DAYS
We make our harvest available for purchase. All our plants are grown using all organic and natural practices – never any chemical products and very little if any, natural fertilizers.
You can sign up to be on an email list to receive notice of what is available and our current prices. This information is also posted regularly on Miss Potters Place Facebook page as well.
This is a great idea for Community Groups, Garden Groups, Ladies Day Out Get-togethers, Birthday Parties, or Children’s Groups. We come to YOUR Location and provide a fun and educational experience. You learn what edible plants can grow very easily on your lanai, in your windowsill, or on your patio, then together we assist every attendee to plant a container garden to take home – everyone gets a personalized CROP IN A POT!
Contact us for details and current prices.
Not sure what kind, or how many edibles you can add to your current landscape design?
Looking for a new landscape design?
Want to locate the best location for, or install a veggie patch?
Do you already have edibles that are in need of some TLC?
We do personal consultation visits starting at only $20 an hour!
We can also provide raised bed garden kits, as well as offer delivery and planting services for any of our edibles.
Contact us for more details and current prices.
Come Visit Miss Potters Place!
Please come visit, we would love to have you over! All ages are welcome (kids benefit greatly from this gardening method, too). Come tour my garden to see what I have done. Miss Potter’s Place is open to the public for Garden Tours, Fresh Picked Produce, Nursery Plants & Seeds, Garden Shop Trinkets & Treasures.
Hours of Operation: Please call to schedule your personalized appointment – we have spots available several days a week. 239-464-5754. We are close on rainy days and most holidays.
Come Visit Soon! Come be inspired! Come see what can be done in a backyard space!
We’re at 3747 Liberty Square, Fort Myers, FL 33908 (239) 464-5754
Call to schedule your personalized appointment – available several days a week.