ELLEN ECKER OGDEN brings 25+ years of experience to edible landscape designs for clients and communities. Her kitchen garden designs reflect a simple elegance that draw inspiration from from nature, and from a foundation of classic design techniques.
The result is a kitchen garden that is both practical and productive, and connects the gardener to the landscape in a way that goes beyond simply growing food. Together, we will look at the site, discuss your goals, and develop a series of ideas until we find the one that works for you.
Designing a garden can be a collaborative effort, and I draw on the inspiration of other craftspeople and landscape architects to make sure you get the best design possible.
Contact me to learn more about my landscape design and for a portfolio of ideas.
Ellen Ecker Ogden is a garden artist, speaker and cookbook author based in Manchester, Vermont. For over 20 years, she has offered keynotes, presentations and all day workshops on kitchen garden designs and the art of growing food based on her books, From the Cook’s Garden and The Complete Kitchen Garden. She combines her career as a freelance writer with her lifelong interest in cooking from the garden to create a sense of place. Contact Ellen directly for fees, topics and availability.
The ultimate, customized kitchen garden design fits your lifestyle as well as your landscape, rewarding you with the best tasting harvest all summer long. In this one and a half hour consultation with kitchen garden design expert, Ellen Ecker Ogden, you’ll get individualized attention to make sure you are starting off with a garden design and planting schematic that is efficient, productive and beautiful.
The Complete Kitchen Garden is an inspired collection of garden designs for cooks who love to garden. With over 100 seasonal recipes to match each theme design, 300 color photographs and 30 illustrations that will show you how to simplify your vegetable garden and transform your backyard into a European inspired potager. Discover how to have more fun growing food, and how to design your garden with personality, and simplify for efficiency and elegance.
ELLEN ECKER OGDEN is a well-known food and garden writer and kitchen garden designer who lives in Vermont. Her books include The Complete Kitchen Garden (published 2011 with Stewart Tabori and Chang) , From the Cook's Garden (published in 203 with Harper Collins) and The Vermont Cheese Book … read more...