Cheryl relocated to Boulder, Colorado in 2012 because of its healthy and happy reputation and to be closer to the mountains and outdoor recreation opportunities. Her interests include natural building, rock climbing, healthy eating, and sustainable living. Cheryl’s fascination with plants began early while helping out in her mom’s vegetable garden. As a Girl Scout, she planted a butterfly garden for a senior living facility. During college, she continued learning about unique edible plants, organic soils, plant care, and propagation while volunteering with the Gainesville, FL nonprofit Edible Plant Project. After graduation, she took on work as a plant ecologist in the deserts of Nevada and Arizona and later as a farmer on an organic farm in Moab, Utah. She is really excited about composting and backyard gardens and has built a compost bin and/or garden in the yard of every house she has lived in since 2008. Her growing goal for the coming season is to have a backyard chicken flock for the first time.

Recent Articles by Cheryl

Garden Companions

I was pondering the connections between plants yesterday afternoon while snacking on a pesto and tomato sandwich. We’ve touched on companion plants in our Phytotheca, where each profile contains information about which plants you can keep as neighbors, as well as which need to stay apart! Tomato and basil are a classic example of good neighbors…. Read More

Our Latest Plant Profiles: Okra, Marigold, Carrot, and more!

You’re in luck, budding gardener! We’re still expanding our Phytotheca Plant Library, and adding new plant profiles for you to reference and learn from. Here are the new ones that we just published today. Price Sweet Almond Price Sweet Almond tastes just like the Nonpareil type you buy most frequently at the grocery store. Read… Read More

Featured Plant Profile: Common Catnip

We’re busy developing and expanding our Phytotheca Plant Library, and in doing so we’ve learned a TON about edible and medicinal plants. We’ve also learned how overwhelming all of the choices and knowledge can get when planning your garden, menu, or next indoor growing adventure. So we will be featuring different plants here in our… Read More

Prepping Your Summer Garden

Feeling ready to take advantage of this delightful spring weather and start getting your hands in the dirt? We sure are! So hopefully you’ve had enough time to get through all the steps lined out in part one of our Summer Garden Series. If so, you know what you are going to grow, where or… Read More

Comments & Reviews by Cheryl

Chaya, Tree Spinach

  1. Cheryl Corsiglia

    Maria, Unfortunately this plant really mostly grows from stem cuttings, so seeds won’t really be an option. You’ll need to try to find someone with a plant near you, or buy a rooted cutting online. Good luck!