Saskia Esslinger

Garden Guru 


Join the Garden Revolution

About Me

I am growing a garden revolution by teaching people how to nurture their soil, bodies, and soul.

I am a certified permaculture designer and teacher, and a mentor with the Permaculture Women's Guild. I hold a B.S. in Environmental Science and a M.S. in Regenerative Entrepreneurship from Gaia University. 

I am a co-author of the best-selling book, Awakening: Meet the Women Birthing a New Earth. 

I've been featured on several podcasts including The Gathering MVMT, The Urban Farm, and Sound Collections.

A lifelong gardener, I have worked on organic farms in upstate New York, developed a children’s gardening program in Austin, Texas, with the Sustainable Food Center, and volunteered with Permaculture projects around the world.

I am the founder and organizer of the Homer Seed Library, a community project to promote gardening and seed saving. 

I have been teaching gardening in Alaska and beyond since 2001, helping hundreds of people grow more food. 

My flagship program is the Green Thumb Online Course, which is a year-round garden mentorship. Most of the people in the program are gardening in Alaska, but I also have students from other US states, Canada, and far-flung places like Switzerland and the Faroe Islands. 

I also teach other workshops throughout the year and am an experienced public speaker, talking about all topics related to gardening, eating local, and permaculture. 

I mentor other people who want to start their own business teaching gardening or other regenerative businesses through my Garden Revolutionary Program.  

I am also a full-time single homeschooling mama to two adventurous boys who help me grow, forage, and process a significant portion of our own food. We have 10 chickens and 2 adorable cats. 

I once went an entire year eating only Alaskan food, much of which I grew myself. 

To contact me, please email [email protected]