Book Fern to Speak to Your Group

Fern is a fun and engaging public speaker who has inspired folks to turn their outdoor space into a garden at events such as Eat Real Fest and Sunset Magazine’s Savor the Central Coast. Go here for a schedule of upcoming events.

This is a list of suggested program topics, or Fern can tailor a program to meet your group’s needs.

  • Who Said You Have to Use a Pot to Container Garden?
    Fern will show you how to upcycle found objects like BBQs, wine boxes, and flour sifters into fun containers that will add whimsy to any garden.
  • Welcome Wildlife Into Your Small Garden the DIY Way
    Fern will demonstrate different ways to you can make your own bird feeder, perfect for any small, urban garden. She’ll also show off ideas for creating bird baths and bee houses that you can make yourself!
  • Grow Up the Walls
    Been told you need to grow up one too many times? Fern will show you how to create a fun, funky (and budget friendly!) vertical planter that will make good use of the small amount of space many urban gardeners have to work with.
  • Create ┬áPotager Garden…With a Twist!
    Growing your own food need not turn your outdoor space into a neighborhood eyesore. Fern will share ideas for creating beautiful container gardens that just happen to be full of edible plants.
  • The Secret Garden
    Small-space gardens are almost always very close to walkways, streets, or other balconies or patios. Learn how to plan and plant for privacy.

To book Fern as a speaker, send an email to hello at