"Marlena installed a stunning raised garden system in our back yard with irrigation. She spent much, thoughtful time with me and my family to ensure we were getting a design we could all be thrilled with, and she did not disappoint!  The beauty she added to my yard was much more than I even imagined.  You can tell she puts her heart and soul in this business. Initially I was apprehensive because it was a bit expensive, but everything was super high quality and she did more than add a vegetable garden to my yard, she totally transformed it with her beautiful work.

If you are thinking about this, but are a little apprehensive about the price, don’t be!  It was well worth it. And her hands on customer service, along with her skill to transform a garden into a beautiful centerpiece, is worth every penny! I can’t wait to see it in full growth, and to learn more about producing healthy dishes from your masterpiece!"

Cheryl Fox


"We consulted with Guidance for Growers for a consultation about how to beautify and expand my vegetable garden. The owner was very responsive and had a wealth of knowledge. She gave us ideas for what we can do this year and into the future. Would certainly recommend!"

A. B.

"Marlena and her crew did a phenomenal job on my yard! They were extremely professional and well prepared. They already had everything thought out and planned before they even got there. My yard got a total transformation. I love it! Thanks guys!!"

Erica Bolin

"I love my edible garden designed & installed by Guidance for Growers. The custom built raised beds look beautiful in our back yard patio area. The plants were specifically chosen to my taste and gardening knowledge level. I look forward to continuing to work with Marlena consulting through each growing season to help me become a proficient kitchen gardener!"

Julia P

"I absolutely love the cedar raised beds Guidance for Growers built us.  She and the team turned what was a total eyesore of an unused part of our driveway into a very beautiful raised bed garden. Highly recommend, especially if you’re looking for an urban gardening solution."

Brittany Coble

"Marlena has invaluable knowledge of all things relating to gardening. What has helped me most is her experience growing in our particular climate, which can be challenging. If I have a question, she gets right back to me.  She sets up her courses to teach you the basics, and beyond, in a comprehensive way from planning the right plot to harvest. I no longer worry about the safety of our food. I don’t spend hours weeding, and the pests don’t ruin my plants. I have more confidence and better yields since discovering her!"

Linda Sparrow

"Marlena was wonderful to work with. She took the beds that my husband built and her team installed them perfectly in our yard. She was very patient and kind to answer all my questions, work around my schedule and has even sent follow up messages to remind me to cover up my crops and protect from the frost. Could not recommend more. If you need help planning, building, installing and / or mentoring on your very own garden, Marlena is def who you need to call."

Dawn Davis

"I can’t say enough wonderful things about Marlena's business.  I’ve never even kept a house plant alive, so the thought of even trying to plan, build, and execute actual vegetables was incredibly intimidating.   From our very first correspondence I felt at ease, confident, and excited to take on this project. Marlena came to our home, surveyed and suggested potential spots, and spent lots of time talking us through each part of the process.   She gave us the opportunity to choose exactly how involved we wanted to be in each and every step. I love that I can contact her with any questions I have along the way and her ongoing support as not only our garden mentor but now our sweet friend is invaluable.  Her knowledge, encouraging spirit, and contagious excitement will give you the tools you need to start and sustain your gardening journey!"

Kara Mills

"Extremely informative, hands on personal  approach. Local business owner and absolute genuine person all around. Will not only show you how to become a better gardener, but a better steward for the environment. If you need help cultivating love and understanding of food crops and personal/family health, this is the place to do it!"

Stephanie Howard

I gained lifelong gardening skills through the workshops, skills that I had always wanted to learn! Very grateful for the experience, friends, and support I gained along the way!

Dodie Wrocklege


"Marlena made our garden dreams come true!  Her business is truly full service, from consultation to installation to maintenance, and everything is so personalized. We now have two beautiful garden beds, a rustic pink archway trellis, and grow our own selection of fruits, veggies and herbs.  It has been so enriching for our entire family. Highly Recommend."

Erin Trager-Kusman

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