About Me

Courtney is a flower enthusiast with an impressive urban garden in New Mexico’s challenging arid high desert! Courtney became interested in organic gardening in 2020 while trying to find a low-impact physical activity to help with her heart rehabilitation. She joined social media to learn about her new gardening obsession and eventually began documenting her journey and teaching others! Courtney says, “My greatest accomplishment in learning to grow food is creating a connection within my community which inspires others to grow their own garden.”

Courtney employs organic gardening techniques and uses no sprays or foreign methods to deter pests! She says tending to her garden organically “has really helped my garden flourish this past year by keeping the soil covered with organic materials such as grass clippings, leaves or shredded paper, and not using any foreign methods to deter pests such as aphids. I saw an explosion of ladybugs, and praying mantises in my garden this year by not trying to control the aphid pressure myself. Nature did the work!” Courtney is passionate about teaching others how to compost, mulch and grow sustainably. She shares her tips and enviable urban garden with her almost 4,000 TikTok followers!

Intro Video

Courtney's Challenges

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Weekly Videos

August Update

Check out Courtney's flourishing contenders and cheer her on during her final months of competition!

Late July Invitational Update

Join Courtney as she shares her Invitational updates! With less than two months left, her contenders look fantastic!

Courtney's June Invitational Update

See the massive growth on Courtney's Johnny Appleseed Organic Invitational Contenders in her June Garden Update!

May Update

Visit Courtney's spring garden and check out her Invitational contenders