About Greenspace

A backyard garden—a personal greenspace for every family—that's my dream; and my family and I are setting out on a mission to help individuals create, grow, and share their own backyard garden. 

My love for growing started at a young age. For as long as I can remember my Dad was always growing something, and when I was 11 he started growing full time. 

I spent seven years working at his side and developed a lifelong love for gardening; the feel of freshly tilled soil in my hands, the smell of the garden on a summer afternoon, and the unmatched flavor and quality of fresh vegetables and herbs.

Plant Matt with his son Matt Jr.

Fast forward 15 years and I am still growing—now with my own children at my side.  I love the opportunities that growing affords our family.  We learn commitment, dedication, hard work, problem solving, caring for the environment, sharing, and team work; not to mention we get to enjoy the fruits of our labors: fresh, local, healthy food!

I am happy with what we have accomplished, but I feel like it is not enough. 

As I look around I see a great need to teach our generation how to grow food.  To bring food production back into the hands of the average human being.  Poverty and ill health plague our nation and the world, and backyard gardening can be part of the solution.  

We are shifting our focus now to bringing greenspaces—live living spaces—to patios and backyards in homes and communities around the world!

Help kickstart our efforts and join the cause by ordering Our Backyard Greenhouse, our step-by-step guide to building your own backyard greenhouse, today and embark on the journey to build your own greenspace!