Christy Wilhelmi empowers people to grow their own food, to be more self-reliant, and to reduce pollution and waste, one garden at a time.

Christy is founder of Gardenerd, the ultimate resource for garden nerds, where she publishes newsletters, her popular blog, and top-ranked podcasts. She also specializes in small-space, organic vegetable garden design and consulting. She holds regular organic gardening classes in California, and offers tips on her YouTube channel worldwide.  Between 70-80 percent of her family’s produce comes from her garden of less than 300 square feet. She is author of Gardening for Geeks (Fox Chapel Publishing), 400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success: A Decade of Tricks, Tools, Recipes, and Resources from (Amazon Digital), Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden (Cool Springs Press) and Garden Variety: A Novel (William Morrow).

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Christy Wilhelmi


Christy Wilhelmi

You can hire Christy to speak about gardening at your next event, conference, or garden party. Use the Contact Christy form to get started. Upcoming appearances include:

  • Garden Variety Book Launch Party – Join Christy for the book signing party you won’t want to miss. We’ll read snippets from the book as a radio play. Get your autographed copies on site at Ocean View Farms on February 6, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. Details to follow.
  • Northwest Flower and Garden Festival – February 11 & 12, 2022 Christy will be doing 2 talks – on Biointensive gardening, and on growing fruit trees in small spaces. Book signings to follow each class.

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