About Debbie

Imagine a home with a backyard garden, happy kids, and wonderful aromas coming from the kitchen. Sounds impossible doesn’t it?

Imagine exploring different subjects together and they were excited to learn more.

Imagine this: What if they actually ate the veggies that you grew together!

But then you wonder how you can pull it all together, you feel like giving up before you can even take the first step.

A photo of the author, Deborah Schreffler

I get it. My first years of learning how to grow a garden was one trial and error experiment after another. And when I started homeschooling the kids, the relaxed style of teaching the younger grades was not very popular. My friends were scared that the children wouldn’t learn what they needed to learn. That meant that I had to piece it all together on my own.

But it paid off and now I can say….

I KNOW kids grow up into leaders and have the ability to think outside the box when they have had a foundation of learning by discovery. The proof is in my own adult kids.

I believe that you can design a peaceful lifestyle while you homeschool, complete with a garden if you want, and meals that will make the best memories you ever could imagine!

Would you like to explore how to teach your children to learn by discovery?

What if you could get kid’s lessons for free and the workbook chapters to print for free too?

I’ve created botany lessons in the posts here that are ready to teach. Subscribers get the workbook chapters that go with the lesson free to print. I know all about budgets on a one-income family, so I want to help you with your school cost.

Joining our community is easy. Just click HERE for downloadable workbook chapters for botany, family changes and plans, cheatsheets for the best seeds for your garden, and more!

More About Debbie

My husband and I raised seven children and homeschooled them all through high school. I started my first garden over twenty-five years ago.  I learned through trial and error how to have an abundant garden in the sub-tropical climate of central Florida. Our large garden became a big part of our diet as I learned the secrets to a successful garden. Fresh garden produce was part of the budget-friendly recipes I created without compromising amazing taste. With five boys and two girls, I needed to stretch the food budget in the most appetizing way possible! 

A large family will be busy, but I was waaaaay too busy in the community as well. One day, I just couldn’t do it anymore. With a lot of prayer and time to heal from the issues that drove me to that point, I finally achieved a good balance. The garden was the place where I could “tell all” to God and find a peaceful quiet where I could listen and learn to just “be”. 

Now, the garden is a place I go to nearly every day, to unwind and let stress go, while I listen for God’s peace and wisdom.

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Your comments and questions are welcome. You can reach me at [email protected]

God is good.

May all you weeds be wildflowers!


Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Mat 11:28 NLT


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