About Debbie

You wish someone would tell you what to plant, when to plant it, and how to care for it…..and then how to cook it and preserve it. I get it. It can be overwhelming.

Maybe you’ve already decided that you kill everything you try to grow, but here you are! Congratulations on getting this far!

What if you could even get the children involved? What if they actually like lesson plans that make a garden fun while you meant it to be educational?

Imagine this: What if they actually liked what you all grew!

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. I had to learn how to harvest the veggies and then serve them for dinner. (Well, at least they ate it!) But that soon changed. They began to look forward to the black-eyed peas and zipper peas for lunch and definitely put away tons of ears of corn over the years.

Imagine the satisfaction you’ll feel when your family is sitting around your table devouring your cooking that looks like it came off the cover of Cook’s Country Magazine!

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

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

I’ve created botany lessons that are ready to teach and free workbook chapters 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 workbooks for 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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You’ll be glad you did!

When you join our community, you’ll receive FREE printable workbook pages for your kid’s botany lessons and a FREE worksheet for your garden.

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