The Edible Gardening Gal


Are you growing?

Karin Fields, with over 20 years of vegetable gardening experience in South Florida, installs backyard edible gardens, gives informative talks on vegetable gardening, and educates people on how to grow their own food.

Karin Fields at the podium holding a microphone

Edible Gardening in the Tropics

Karin's new book is now available on Amazon. It is the only handbook written specifically for growing vegetables in a tropical climate.

A photo of Karin blended in with lush tropical foliage.
Edible Gardening in the Tropics
by Karin Fields
Paperback: 113 pages
Now available on Amazon!  

Upcoming Classes

  • New classes coming soon!

Circular 3 color logo reads "The Urban Farm Podcast"The Urban Farm Podcast

Karin was recently interviewed by Greg Peterson for "The Urban Farm Podcast". Her podcast is now available to stream, download, and share.

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VoyageMIA published this interview with Karin on August 17, 2017.

Meet Karin Fields of The Edible Gardening Gal in Broward

  • Today we’d like to introduce you to Karin Fields.
    So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. I worked at night singing in clubs, married a saxophone player and did gigs all over South Florida. After performing at SunFest and Art Deco Weekend, I looked out among the sea of people and knew that I had gone as far as I could, and it was time to do something else. While I had been performing at night, during the day, I had taught myself how to grow. 
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The Moringa Oleifera Tree

Karin's article on the many benefits of the Moringa Oleifera tree appeared in "Natural Awakenings" magazine on August 2, 2015.

  • The Magnificent Moringa Oleifera Trees for Life
    What if I told you that you could go into your own backyard and pick from a tree that will give you four times the calcium of milk, three times the potassium of bananas, seven times the vitamin C of oranges, four times the vitamin A of carrots, and two times the protein of yogurt...
The Edible Gardening Gal in the Press
  • Living in Oakland Park: "Oakland Park’s Very Own “Garden Gal”"
    "Karin Fields, better known as The Edible Garden Gal, is a well established and accomplished tropical gardener who has been successfully harvesting in South Florida for over 20 years. While she technically resides in Ft. Lauderdale, she is very active at UFI, Urban Farming Institute, here in Oakland Park. She also consults and manages local urban clients such as the Wilton Metropolitan community garden."
  • SunSentinel: "Hallandale Beach Hosts Water Conservation Workshop"
    "Manuel and Maria Rodriguez, who already have a flower garden, were encouraged by Fields' workshop!"
  • Miami Herald: "Edible Landscapes: Gardeners Trade Grass for Fruit and Vegetables"
    "Karin Fields of Fort Lauderdale is enthusiastic about the potential of her yard... "
  • "Karin Fields Organic Gardening Classes"
    Years ago, Karin Fields was dismayed by the poor quality of vegetables in Florida supermarkets and completely sympathizes with kids who call vegetables yucky...
  • Edible South Florida Magazine: "A Moveable Garden: It's in the Bag"
    Do you have limited areas of sunlight in your backyard? Or are you a condo dweller with a sunny terrace? Maybe the solution for your edible garden is using grow bags...
  • NewTimes Blogs: "Edible Gardening Gal Teaching Free Classes at Marando Farms Starting Next Month"
    ... The class will teach Floridians how to deal with the eccentric farming environment that is South Florida, including garden location, soil, where to get seeds, which plants to pick, and more...
  • "Free Organic Gardening Class with the Edible Gardening Gal"
    ... If you are planning on starting your own organic garden, you may want to hire her as a consultant...
  • NewTimes Blogs: "The Garden of Eatin: Free Vegetable Gardening Classes at the Yellow Green Market"
    "... the Edible Gardening Gal wants to teach you how to grow your own food...
  • NewTimes Blogs: "GroOrganic Brings Slow Food to Local High Schools"
    "While most high school students are out enjoying their summer, Fields spent her summer installing sustainable vegetable gardens at Dillard High School..."
  • NewTimes Dining: "South Florida Farmers' Markets: What's in Season, and Where to Find It"
    "... Fields, founder of a company called Edible Gardening, knows the ins and outs of the local food scene... "
  • NewTimes Blogs: The Edible Gardening Gal Talks Suspicious Neighbors and Rookie Mistakes!
    "... These days, Fields is living out that dream, giving frequent public and private lectures on the basics of home/urban gardening..."
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Karin teaching to a standing room only crowd.