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LH 102: Shifting Your Garden To A New Location

The challenges and benefits of moving your garden to a new location

Have you ever thought about what you would do with your garden if you moved?  

Would you take it with you?

How would you adjust to a new climate or soil?

How would you manage all the garden projects at the new location?

In today’s episode, I interview a garden expert about her experience with making all of these decisions.

As a garden coach, Robin Haglund has years of experience helping people with garden transitions – including moving.

But this time, she was making the shift herself when she moved from a 6,500 square foot city lot to 2.38 acres out in country.

With any major garden change, there is always more to learn – no matter how much experience you have. And Robin shares tips and tricks that can help you in moving a garden yourself.


You will learn:

  • What you should consider when assessing a new piece of land
  • Should you ever use landscape fabric
  • How to handle masses of weeds
  • What’s it like to move a garden
  • How to change your mindset around wildlife
  • How to raise chickens among country predators

Robin Haglund:

Robin Haglund at LivingHomegrown.comRobin Haglund is the founder and president of the pioneering garden coaching firm Garden Mentors®. She is an award-winning designer, an engaging speaker, a gardening television writer & frequent guest, and a dedicated environmental volunteer.

Her articles and seminars are peppered with colorful anecdotes derived from her childhood on the farm, her daily adventures gardening with honeybees, puppy dogs and wildlife living on a protected Pacific NW estuary, and her everyday garden coaching experiences working hand-in-hand with professional & aspiring novice gardeners in their gardens.


Resources & Links Mentioned:

Garden MentorsRobin’s garden coaching firm

Robin’s Instagram

Creating a Bee-Friendly Food Garden – Podcast Episode #21

Garden Coachingepisode of Growing a Greener World


Click here for the full transcript for Episode #102

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.