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Our mission is to help you find the green in your thumb and tap into your yard's potential to sustain a flourishing edible garden.

We design & plant.

We collaborate & coach.

We inspire & encourage.

Let's get growing!

Start here to design your dream garden.


If you're interested in starting a brand new raised bed kitchen garden, this is the place to start! 


Emily will come walk with you through your yard, evaluate its potential, and discuss your desires for a kitchen garden. Fruiting trees, berries, & other edible landscaping also explored as desired.The sky's the limit!


Each consult will be followed up with one garden design or planting plan up to 100 sq. feet. 


Further coaching and/or garden install avaible for an additional cost. Price of consult will be credited to garden install.


Need some help with your existing garden?

If you have questions about your existing garden, want to
explore some gardening ideas, or need help with pests or problems, this
is a great place to start! 

  • On-site Coaching Session Options

    • 1 hour - $139

    • 30 minutes - $89 

  • Virtual Coaching Session Options

    • 40 minutes​ - $79

    • 20 minutes - $39  


Let us do the

work for you!


Common maintenance includes pruning, staking/training vines, weeding, pest/disease monitoring & control, removing
dead plants, replantings, dividing perennials, etc.


Rate is per hour + materials. 


Scheduling is weekly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly, or as needed.


10% discount for purchasing a yearly plan of 1 hr/week maintenance.





Grow year-round with this moveable garden box!

Herbs & salad are the easiest crops to grow, yet shouldn't be grown indoors like Pinterest makes look so simple.

Each custom-built box is constructed from long-lasting, locally-sourced Eastern red cedar.

Each box will be planted with 6 easy-to-grow herbs & salad seedlings in a rich, organic soil mix.

You pick the variety, or let me!

Seedling selections include lemon thyme, peppermint, lettuces, basil, scallions, pineapple sage, edible flowers, arugula, and more. Just ask if you have a favorite!

This box is a lovely introduction for children to the wonder of gardening, and a whimsical whirligig may be an optional add-on. 

All boxes hand-delivered to local addresses only and include a personalized care card.


2 ft x 1 ft x 4 inches

inquire for other sizes & pricing


Includes delivery within a 10 mile radius.

Extra mileage fee will apply.

Instead of vase flowers that fade, 

consider gifting a 

Herb Garden Box!


Have you ever wondered where to get started with gardening? Believe it or not, your mailbox could be
the answer!

The area around a mailbox is generally exposed to full sun and radiant heat from the road and driveway. Plants that might struggle in shadier areas of your yard should thrive here!

We will start with a virtual 15-minute consult call to discuss your mailbox area and possible plantings. I will follow up with a shopping list & plant price estimate for you and we will schedule a 30 minute on-site session to create the in-ground bed together.


Approximate size of bed: 6 feet by 3 feet


Includes consult and labor. You purchase and pay for all compost/plants/bulbs. I love teaching my clients the best ways to cut plant costs, and will share those secrets

with you! 


Ready to take the plunge and start growing? Start with a mailbox bed! I’d love to show you how it can put a smile on your face each time you pull into your driveway.



About me...

I started Yard to Table with a mission: to see Charlotte full of kitchen gardens that flourish and then nourish those who grow them.

My love of gardening sprouted during my college years in garden-laden Charleston, SC where I became fascinated with the power of a garden to enchant, heal, and inspire.


Since moving to Charlotte, NC I have started organic gardens in schools and for refugees, and transformed my own yard into a flourishing, edible landscape with fruiting trees & shrubs, vegetables, flowers, and herbs. I recently published my first book on Amazon entitled Yard to Table:  You CAN Grow an Organic Vegetable Garden!

Teaching others to confidently grow a nourishing garden is my passion, whether to a kindergarten student or an empty nester. Each of us have more green in our thumbs than we realize!

~Emily Shepherd


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