Earth’s Green Gifts empowers people to eat nutritiously and live well with the earth. Tamara and her son, Drew, want to bring their extensive knowledge of nutritious wild plants and well-developed Front Range vegetable gardening techniques to backyard gardens in Colorado Springs.
They arrived here from the Midwest in 2000 and quickly discovered that the dry climate and high altitude required a new approach to gardening. They noticed that while conventional vegetables often required careful care, weeds grew vigorously and plentifully. As students of primitive living skills, they took advantage of the weeds’ willingness to grow. They were able to augment their diet with these flavorful and nutritious plants that require less water and attention. Today, they bring their knowledge of gardening and the wild to homeowners and urban dwellers in Colorado Springs. They bring expansive knowledge of wild edible plants, an organic approach and a sustainable philosophy.
- Take only what you need
- Harvesting and caretaking go hand in hand
- Consider the effects of your actions for seven generations
- Expect the best, prepare for the worst
Tamara has extensive formal training with wild edible plants and survival skills that complements an MBA from the University of Chicago.
- Trained at Tom Brown’s Tracker School and Boulder Outdoor Survival School
- Studied wild edible plants with Cattail Bob Seebeck
- On-going medicinal plant training with Carmen Corradino, Tracker School Instructor
Drew also trained at Tom Brown’s Tracker school. He has spent much of his life in landscaping, from planting butterfly gardens as a child in Illinois to professional experience working with plant nursery and landscaping companies.
Tamara and Drew want to empower you to eat well, whether you live in the city, suburbs or out in the country. Contact Earth’s Green Gifts and they’ll bring their expertise right to your door.