Hi! I am Donna Mitchell, owner of The Flourishing Garden.
I grew up in Atlanta, GA, and am one of 7 kids. My mother was one of 10 kids! My summers always included visiting one or more of my aunts and uncles' farms harvesting a plethora of vegetables and sitting on screened-in porches snapping beans or shelling peas and, of course, drinking sweet tea.
Fast forward... My husband and I have owned 2 farms, Applegate Plantations and Joppa Ridge, both in Tennessee. We moved to Texas 8 years ago and adjusted from 90 acres to suburban living and gardening in raised beds. I am still amazed at how much you can produce in your own backyard (or in my case, side yard).
I am passionate about cooking and providing fresh, organic food to my family. I take pride in knowing that I am making an impact in our community by reducing our carbon footprint, teaching others how to do the same, and educating my grandchildren and others on where their food comes from.
I look forward to sharing my areas of expertise in garden coaching, planting plans, garden design, and maintenance. I challenge you to join the kitchen garden revival. Let's get growing together -- I promise, it is easier than you think!
See you in the garden!