Grounded Local is committed to educating and empowering people to grow their own healthy food and get the most out of their garden. We build, plant, and manage edible organic gardens throughout Maine. Let Grounded Local help you utilize all of your available growing spaces and increase the productivity and yield of your garden. Whether you're a kitchen gardener just wanting a backyard garden to grow some essentials or a sustainable homesteader looking to feed your family year round from your garden's bounty, let Grounded Local design, install and consult you on the best ways to manage your growing spaces to meet your personal goals.
Do you walk around your garden with lots of questions? Do you have an idea of what you would like to do, but need a little more confidence going forward with an edible or perennial plant project. After 10 years of growing experience with food and flowers, Jacinda is here to help you with your plant questions. The range can include design ideas, plant selection and pest and irrigation management. She believes the best time to go forward with your garden is today.
Do you have an established perennial garden that needs reorganizing? Would you like to incorporate edible flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables? With this service, Grounded Local will work with you on a weekly basis to give your garden a new look by redesigning and moving plants around to accommodate a space to grow food.
Do you have a space in your yard that you would like to transform into a place that provides food for you and your family? The Sustainable Homesteader service provides a full front or back yard overhaul that includes design, vegetable, fruit, flower and herb selection, installation and weekly education and maintenance.
Starting an edible garden can feel overwhelming at first. There are so many variables to consider: sunlight, watering strategy, vegetable and fruit selection, etc. The list goes on, but by starting with one goal and then the next and then building upon that last one, it is amazing how a successful garden will grow into place.
After years of growing experience on CSA Farms and working as the head gardener at Primo Restaurant in Rockland, Maine for two-time James Beard award winning chef Melissa Kelly, I want to introduce you to a garden-to-table style of growing food where production and beauty intersect.
I am Jacinda Martinez, and I am here to help guide you through the process of growing food in an organic and sustainable way that meets your time demands and culinary needs. Grounded Local is committed to educating and empowering people to maximize the full potential of their growing spaces.
Grounded Local is currently accepting new clients. If you would like help planning, planting and managing your garden, fill out the form below to set up a consultation or call (207) 208-7405.