Grow food in all spaces!
No matter what size space you have, from acres to big backyards to patios, porches, and balconies, The Patio Farmer believes you CAN grow food! Whether you are starting from scratch, looking for a few new tricks and tips or need help tackling a big (or small) project, The Patio Farmer is here to assist by walking alongside you as you grow OR jump in to do the work for you! The Patio Farmer's services and offerings are designed to meet you where you are in your growing journey, and find joy in the magic of growing your own food!
The Growing Space Podcast
Farmer Erin, Owner / Farmer of The Patio Farmer is the host of The Growing Space Podcast! Tune in each Tuesday for new episodes on growing food at home. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon Music / Audible, iHeartRadio & the PodBean App.
I'm Farmer Erin
Since 2017, I've been working with individuals and businesses who are interested in growing food. I got my food growing education by working on farms of all sizes and shapes, from large-scale Certified Organic CSA farms to smaller scale urban farms.
I specialize in container gardening, raised bed gardening, controlled environment agriculture (greenhouse production, hydroponics production, mushroom production), and edible landscaping.
Come on in, take a peek at all my offerings and let me know how I can be helpful to YOU and your food growing journey!
Find What Works for YOU!
The Patio Farmer is here to help you grow, and meet your needs where they are. Use the options below to find the starting point that's right for you!
Are you looking for Weekly Tips & Tricks to Growing Food?
Subscribe to my weekly Newsletter, The Queen City Almanac!
When you sign-up you'll get a little welcome gift from me, a FREE Seed v. Seedling Guide!
Are you looking for more in-depth, next level growing guidance?
Consider joining Plant Club by The Patio Farmer, a monthly subscription!
Join a community of home food growers through Plant Club by The Patio Farmer. Choose the membership level that's right for you!
Are you a business seeking assistance with maintaining edible plants?
Schedule a free, prospective business client consultation to talk through options!
The Patio Farmer offers weekly maintenance visits, seasonal crop rotation, and employing organic practices to growing food.
A Local Expert
Home Food Growing
WBTV: Tips to keep your plants healthy this winter
Brrrr! With nighttime temperatures in the 10's and 20's this week, The Patio Farmer chats with the team at QC Morning about tips for keeping our plants healthy through the cold!
WBTV: Learning about winter herbs with The Patio Farmer
Some plants are perfect for the winter season. Mint and lavender are perennial herbs accustomed to growing outside, year-round.
WBTV invites The Patio Farmer on to QC@3 talk about Fall Vegetable Gardening Tips
September is the time to plant pull your tired summer vegetables and plant for fall. Watch the segment to learn more!
A+ Accreditation with the Better Business Bureau!
Celebrating SIX years in business with an official accreditation from the Better Business Bureau of the Southern Piedmont and Western North Carolina
April 5, 2023
The Patio Farmer joins WFAE (Charlotte's NPR news source) for a round-table discussion of all things spring planting with fellow guests from Deep Roots CPS Farm and Mecklenburg County Master Gardeners
Nominee for Inspiring Small Business of the Year
The Patio Farmer was honored to be nominated for a Sustain Charlotte award this year! Sustain Charlotte recognizes businesses, organizations and individuals annually who advance smart growth and sustainability
March 20, 2023
First Day of Spring with WBTV!
WBTV's QC Life team invites The Patio Farmer on to QC Morning to celebrate the arrival of spring, and to talk all about edible plants that can survive chilly nights!
Your Guide for Mastering Home Food Growing
Purchase your 2023 Planning Calendar with 6 master lessons plus worksheets, monthly planning notes, harvest guides, and recipes for a year's worth of learning, and growing!
Take A SkillPop Class with The Patio Farmer!
Sign-up for one of The Patio Farmer's SkillPop Classes from March - September! The Patio Farmer teaches FIVE different classes including, Patio Farming Basics, Backyard Gardening Basics, Starting a Spring Garden, Summer Garden Maintenance, and Fall Gardening Basics.