What is Garden Coaching?

For many home owners designing a picture perfect native landscape or a sustainable organic vegetable garden can feel out of reach. Our Garden Coaching services bring an expert to your home to help you tackle your biggest gardening challenges. Working side-by-side, our Garden Coach will teach you new gardening skills, and support you in creating the home habitat of your dreams.

About Pamela Doan

Pamela Doan is a Master Gardener and Garden Coach in the Hudson Valley. Initially a passionate home gardener, Pamela has pursued education and training in home gardening focusing on the challenges of environmentally conscious home gardening. In 2013, she began contributing to Roots and Shoots column for the Highlands Current, focusing on gardening and the environment.  She has researched and written about everything from growing guides to the loss of biodiversity in our seed banks.

Pamela started out gardening at her homes in the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest and on a rooftop in Brooklyn before settling on nine acres in the woods in Cold Spring, NY. The property she moved to was neglected, and mostly covered by invasive plants such as Japanese barberry, mugwort, garlic mustard and Oriental bittersweet. Although a few plantings weren’t being eaten by deer, most plants on the property had little ecological benefit to the habitat, and the forest was a canopy without a healthy understory.

Her drive to restore and refresh this home habitat led her to learn about and implement no-till organic gardening, incorporating native plants and understory trees, hugelkulture beds, and small-scale agroforestry farming.

One Nature is thrilled to have Pamela as our residents Garden Coach with a mission of supporting Hudson Valley residents in transforming their yards and properties into healthy, home-based habitats.

New Homeowner Special

($200)

Just bought a house and don't know where to start? Our Garden Coach will help you understand what's in your yard, show you how to maintain your landscape, set goals for your habitat, make recommendations for landscape design, and map out a plan for how to get it all done.

This package includes: A one-hour session with our expert Garden Coach with extensive follow up.

Garden Coaching Packages

You can purchase any of our Garden Coaching Packages (descriptions below) at the level that works for you --a single consultation, a 3 session package, a 6 session package. Or, we can work with you to design a Garden Coaching Package tailored to your goals. 

Consultation ($125)
A single visit from the One Nature Garden Coach who will answer questions and offer advice and suggestions to help you along with your project.

3 coaching sessions ($350)
An initial visit and two follow-up visits to your property to offer ongoing assistance and support at different stages of your project. Schedule to be determined based on needs of project.

6 coaching sessions ($600)
An initial visit and five follow-up visits to your property throughout the season to offer ongoing assistance and support at different stages of your project. Schedule to be determined based on needs of project.

Add-on’s ($125/hour)

  • Organic clean-up or set-up of a yard or garden

  • Sustainability Assessment

  • Vacation Maintenance: You don't have to abandon your plants to go on vacation! We will water, harvest, and prune while you're away. 

  • Curb Appeal: Selling your property? We offer organic landscaping to spruce up your yard. 

Call (917-620-5536) or email us to request more information about Garden Coaching with One Nature