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through the garden

Hey there, I'm Dr. Denise.


WIFE, MOTHER, GARDENER, EDUCATOR, AND PLANT DOCTOR. 

through the garden

Hey there, I'm Dr. Denise.


WIFE, MOTHER, GARDENER, EDUCATOR, AND PLANT DOCTOR. 

My story is perhaps a little like yours?

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE CHANGED MY PERSPECTIVE ABOUT HAVING A BLACK THUMB...

and instead have a vegetable garden

Back in college, I couldn't keep any plants alive - I had always thought I had a black thumb. After a less than stellar experience teaching middle school, I decided to take some plant classes at my university to further my education. I dove into learning about insects, diseases, and other plant issues, and eventually developed a passion for growing fruits and vegetables.

Working in extension, I had the opportunity to work in a large vegetable garden, and it became my happy place. Now, as a mother, I want to grow my own food and share that passion with my child. Over the years, I've identified and solved thousands of plant problems, both personally and professionally. It brings me joy to see others learn from the process and become better gardeners.

During the pandemic, I discovered a passion for online teaching, creating interactive content and videos for my college students. I believe that I can take my skills and passions beyond the classroom and help others to troubleshoot problems in their vegetable gardens. By asking questions, identifying common causes and solutions, and sharing my experiences, I can help others to become successful gardeners too.

 

FAST FORWARD

to Today and It's Amazing to Look Back and See How Far I've Come 

 

My family always thought I would be the perpetual student and in some ways they are right. My 10 years of education earned me degrees in entomology and nematology, science education, and plant medicine (focusing on plant health) from the University of Florida – where I also earned my doctorate, although it was my experience that allowed me to connect with people and use what I know.

My experience includes being a pest management consultant, an environmental horticulture extension agent (teaching gardening to homeowners and managing Master Gardeners), and a horticulture professor with experience teaching 10 different subjects.

I love teaching in a hands-on way that allows you to apply what you learn. Gardening is a passion of mine, especially growing my own food. Join me on a journey to garden success, and learn how to rescue your plants.

MY MISSION

is to Empower Struggling Vegetable Gardeners by providing them with Expert Advice and Practical Solutions to Overcome their Gardening Struggles

 

Whether you're a seasoned gardener facing new challenges or a complete newbie looking to unleash your green thumbs, I've got your back every step of the way.

With my expert advice, you'll become a pro at diagnosing and solving common gardening problems. From pesky pests and nutrient deficiencies to soil quality and watering techniques, I'll equip you with the knowledge and tools to overcome any obstacle that comes your way. But I won't stop there.

I'll also help you plan your vegetable gardens like a boss, select the perfect plant varieties for your climate, and adopt sustainable gardening practices to minimize your impact on the environment.

By investing in yourself, you'll gain the confidence and skills to transform your gardening journey into a fulfilling and triumphant adventure. Let's get growing!

PLANT SEEDS. GROW PASSION. BLOOM INSPIRATION. 

"PLANT SEEDS. GROW PASSION. BLOOM INSPIRATION"

I believe that everyone deserves GARDENING SUCCESS

[And have spent the last 15 years helping hundreds of gardeners just like you produce vegetables in their own garden.]

let's work together!
  • You want to improve your gardening skills and knowledge
  • You are ready to successfully grow a variety of organic vegetables
  • You want to overcome common vegetable gardening challenges
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Kind Words from Our Friends

"Dr. DeBusk’s classes were very dynamic and she always kept me engaged with the class. She is very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about how to control pests. I really enjoyed having her as a teacher and she was always open to talk and share with me."

- Nancy Arita Velasquez

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