About Edible Eden

Sara Ganster

Thank you for visiting Edible Eden! My name is Sara, and I am the owner of Edible Eden. I am an herbalist, gardener, plant lover and permaculturalist. My passion is plants!

On my own permaculture journey, I’ve found it hard to find edible perennials and the plants I really need to turn my yard into a food forest. As I thought about how I found my own plants, trading friends here and there, and buying plants from every permaculturist I visited for a class or event, I realized we have a large community of awesome plant people that grow plants right here in the Tampa Bay area! I realized we needed a way to bring them all together and connect people looking for plants to those that have them in abundance.

Bringing those things together is how Edible Eden was born. Edible Eden is a community centric, virtual plant nursery which focuses on local, edible permaculture plants, as well as medicinal plants, Florida natives and non-edibles that can help on your gardening journey.

Our Goals

It is the goal of Edible Eden to help make your edible garden, food forest or permaculture projects a reality while creating and building up a resilient, local, plant growing permaculture community.

More Than Just Plants

Edible Eden strives to cultivate a diverse online community around plants and their use in our lives. Our site provides perspectives on permaculture, gardening, cooking, herbalism and more! Get to know your growers, get tips from them on how to grow, use and eat what you have in your garden.

Community Empowerment: We Rise Together

At Edible Eden, everyone rises together! Our goal is to provide a marketplace for a variety of growers, which helps them generate income via plant sales, while providing gardeners and permaculturalists a diverse array of plants for their gardening needs.

Company Philosophy

Edible Eden is built around the values of:

Sustainability, Resilience, Community and Reducing Environmental Impact

So that people can make connections, while Everyone Rises Together!

Our Vision

Our vision is to help people make their edible garden, food forest or permaculture projects a reality, while fostering  community through connections between growers and sellers.  We aim to:

Build Community & Share Knowledge through:

– Online Classes and Events
– Seller Profiles: Get to know who you are buying your plants from
– Growing guides
– Recipes
– Ideas on how to use your plants
– Blog Posts from a variety of authors and plant sellers

Edible Eden
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