About Eliza Lord

Born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Eliza A. H. Lord’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.

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

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|

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 Grow Delicious Austrian Winter Peas For Winter Greens

When you think of cold weather garden plants that you can harvest throughout the winter, what comes to mind? Spinach, kale, cilantro, chickweed, arugula, claytonia... there are a ton of winter garden goodies to choose

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

Nearly 60% of people who participate in food gardening in the US do so in 100 square feet or less. That's not much space! Especially for urban gardeners, that means a back porch,

Top 5 Ways To Prevent Or Stop Plant Diseases In Your Organic Garden

It's hard to believe that we're already heading towards the tail-end of summer! Even though we're still harvesting baskets full of summer produce from our garden, we've just started many of our fall seeds indoors to

July 2016 Tip: When To Start Fall Seeds

by Eliza Holcombe Lord, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, Permaculturist July 2016 Tip of the Month: When to Start Fall Seeds and Why You Should Give Cold Weather Gardening a Try! It's

April 2016: Gardening Tip of the Month – How to Make Strong Tomato Cages

by Eliza Holcombe Lord, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, Permaculturist Tip: How to Make Good Looking Tomato Cages That Are Built to Last There are innumerable varieties of perennial, biennial, and annual food crops

Gardening Tip of the Month – Preparing Your Garden Beds For Spring

by Eliza Holcombe Lord, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, Permaculturist Tip: How to Prepare Your Garden Beds For Spring and Summer A nice summer harvest from GrowJourney's cofounders' no-till organic/permaculture garden.

February 2016: Gardening Tip of the Month – Keeping Seedlings Healthy

by Eliza Holcombe Lord, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, Permaculturist Update: We've recently created three FREE video classes and an ebook that will teach you everything you need to know to grow