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Want to grow your own nutritious organic food?

Whether you grow in containers or a garden, it can be overwhelming and hard work trying to figure it all out. Who wants to waste time, money and energy only to experience disappointment?

Imagine growing healthy, healing foods you can enjoy every day while reducing food waste and living more sustainably. With a little help, good planning and design – even in a small space, you can maximise your enjoyment and rewards.

If you’re a beginner or just want to get better at growing an edible garden, I can help you avoid mistakes, disappointing results, pests and diseases, a weed-filled garden and other common problems.

This website is designed to help you with shortcuts, so you can learn to grow healthy, nutrient-dense food quickly and easily. I invite you to watch the video to learn more.

My Story …

Hi and welcome! I’m Anne Gibson. I’m a community educator, author, speaker and garden coach. My goal is to help YOU improve your health and save money by growing your own nutrient-dense food garden.

My small business is The Micro Gardener. In 2004, I was diagnosed with cancer and this was the catalyst for my return-to-health journey and this website. My passion is teaching people how to grow good health. Nutrient-dense food gardens that feed your mind, body and soul. I invite you to read my story …

I haven’t always gardened in small spaces … I grew up in suburban Sydney, Australia on a quarter acre block. At a time when the two major supermarkets, Woolworths and Coles, did not exist. The major shopping centres had not been invented yet!

Food came from the vegetable garden and fruit trees in our suburban backyard. We visited local farmers for fresh milk and seasonal fruit we didn’t grow. Pets were a flock of clucky chooks. They provided eggs, chicks and endless entertainment. Plus plenty of manure as free fertiliser for the garden.

Read more…

Anne Gibson, The Micro Gardener

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What is Micro Gardening?

“Micro gardening is the practice of intensively food ‘farming’ in containers and well-designed, small urban spaces. Micro gardens are designed to be highly productive; energy and space efficient; sustainable; affordable; and grown in healthy living soil.” – Anne Gibson

In 2007 I was renting a suburban house. It only had a tiny space to grow a food garden. I was recovering from cancer, so was highly motivated to design a mini urban ‘farm’. I needed fresh nutrient-dense food to boost my health and immune system. I wanted to intensively grow a diverse variety of food crops in highly productive pots. I starting thinking about creative solutions to maximise space. I began looking at my garden space through a new micro ‘lens.’  Read more …

A Sow Simple Guide to Using Herbs eBook by Anne Gibson

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