About Eliza Anne Holcombe

Born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Eliza A. Holcombe’s roots in this area go back for generations. She’s a SC Master Gardener (2001) and Upstate SC Master Naturalist (2007). She founded Green Drinks Greenville and the SC Upstate Permaculture Society.For years her downtown Greenville urban farm has been a highlight of the Greenville Urban Farm Tour with its lawn-free edible landscaping, chickens, mushrooms, and bees. In addition to consulting, teaching classes, and writing for various publications, Eliza also maintains a permaculture “how-to” blog called Appalachian Feet.At GrowJourney, Eliza helps with everything from seed selection to ensuring that the online educational resources are fine-tuned to the needs of both beginner and expert gardeners.

Got garden spiders? Here’s why that’s a good thing…

Do you have spiders in your garden? Find out why garden spiders are a GOOD thing and what the world (and your garden) would be like without spiders.   We're often asked the question, “what should I do

The 5 Funniest Online Plant Scams with Real Garden Alternatives

There are lots of online plant scams intended to prey on unsuspecting or uneducated gardeners. Here are five of the funniest Amazon.com plant scams we've seen over the years...  We love Amazon.com marketplace (and the

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Winter Gardening Tips from Master Gardener and Permaculturist Eliza Lord

I'm often asked for winter gardening tips or how to get started with a cold season garden. My answer? It depends on where you're located, what you like eating, and when you want to harvest your

How to Grow Delicious Austrian Winter Peas For Winter Greens

Learn how to grow Austrian winter peas to enjoy delicious pea shoots and flowers throughout the cool season — plus get dry peas for killer split soups!  When you think of cold weather garden plants that

How, why, and when to use cold frames in your garden

Cold frames are a great season extension tool to help you garden in cold weather or to start warm weather seedlings long before your last frost date. Learn all about cold frames (including DIY cold frames)

Finally! Garden Pot Sizes Decoded…

Are you completely confused by garden pot sizes? You're not alone! In this article, Master Gardener and Permaculturist Eliza Holcombe, will help you make sense of the varying (often conflicting) pot sizes and how to

By | May 5th, 2017|

Edible Landscaping Made Easy: Design Theory and How to Get Started

Edible landscaping is the merging of landscape design with edible gardening. Yes, you can have a beautiful yard and eat it too!   Let’s face it, using edible plants in a garden design and

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Preparing Your Garden Beds For Spring

We're big advocates of no-till organic gardening. Preparing your garden beds for spring and summer using no-till organic methods is a bit different from traditional approaches. We'll show you how in this article! Tip: How

Video Classes: Complete Guide to Seed Starting For Organic Gardeners

Want to watch free organic seed starting classes so you can take your gardening skills to the next level? Then you'll love our three seed starting video classes taught by GrowJourney's Aaron von Frank and

How to create a beautiful edible patio garden (or pot arrangement)

Grow your own organic edible patio garden to produce food, a beautiful living space, and safe habitat for pollinators, frogs, and human visitors too! Nearly 60% of people who participate in food gardening in