My Local Garden designs and creates integrated edible landscapes and organic gardens.
about my local garden
Wanda Knapik, Owner and Founder of My Local Garden, is a certified permaculture designer, educator, organic vegetable gardener and outdoor adventurer. Since 2009 she has been helping people grow food by creating vegetable & herb gardens and providing educational programs. She is weaving a web of gardens across the world, helping to reconnect the web of life, sharing experiences, guidance, materials and resources for all those who wish to grow food locally. Along the way, materials are upcycled and gardens are created for those in need, in urban landscapes and challenged neighborhoods. 5% of profits are donated to community gardens and urban blocks for growing local produce in food deserts.
Wanda has worked on organic and biodynamic farms and in gardens in the U.S. and Europe. She has traveled the world extensively, learning about the diversity in food and cultures. Her passion is in educating and inspiring people of all ages to connect with nature and understand local and global ecological issues. She has been inspired for many decades by Jane Goodall, David Attenborough, Joanna Macy, Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, Charles Eisenstein, Eliot Coleman, Mark Shepard, Ben Falk, Dave Jacke, to name a few. Her favorite local mountain adventures are in the Gunks, Catskills, and Adirondacks, NY, where she renews her mind, body, spirit in the woods and on mountaintops.
We are permaculture designers, nature lovers, educators, growers, beekeepers, connectors, facilitators, catalysts, life-long learners, and good listeners. We help regenerate landscapes, doing our part to care for our precious Mother Earth. Action and Adventure, Compassion and Kindness.
Hudson Valley, NY
Middle Valley, NJ
EDUCATORS & Partners
- Seton Hall University organic garden as classroom, NJ
- New Jersey Institute of Technology, rooftop garden, NJ
- Jersey City University rooftop terrace garden, NJ
- Manhattan College, NY
- The Pingry School, Basking Ridge, NJ
- YMCA, Basking Ridge, NJ
- Franklin Avenue Middle School, Franklin Lakes, NJ
- Bernardsville Community Garden, Bernardsville, NJ
- Backyard and front yard gardens, homes across NJ
COLLABORATORS and PARTNERS
- The Pfeiffer Center, NY
- Windsong Farm, NJ
- Tri-State Cedar Fence, NJ
- Essex County Environmental Center, NJ
- Public libraries and garden clubs across NJ
- Environmental non-profits across New Jersey