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About The Urban Harvest

The Urban Harvest was created by Elise Pickett in 2014 to help others cultivate a more sustainable home and healthy diet by teaching them about growing their own vegetables at home. Her journey to healthy eating and growing her own food began when she learned about our current food system and the impacts that it has on our health. The more she learned, the more she realized the personal changes needed to be made in her life. She and her family cleaned up their eating habits and began to grow a portion of their own veggies. Their interest and love for the good food movement continued to grow as they learned and took classes on composting, worm composting, raising chickens, vegetable gardening, microgreens, and aquaponics.

Soon friends and family began asking for advice on vegetable gardening and healthy food choices. It made her realize that while her friends and family had someone to talk to, most people don’t have anyone to turn to. It can be overwhelming when you first start out, (trust her, she spent eons reading book after blog and going through trial and error in the garden). That is when Elise decided to open The Urban Harvest, a resource for people who want to start taking control of their food and where it comes from. To learn more about how she started The Urban Harvest, check out this two-minute feature on Channel 10 News.


  • Workshops and Classes
  • One-on-One Consultations
  • Quarterly Seed Delivery Club
  • Daily Gardening Tips
  • Weekly Gardening Tutorials
  • Monthly Garden Updates

Workshops and Classes

Our online and in person classes cover a wide range of topics on Florida based vegetable gardening, gardening for beginners, permaculture techniques, and homesteading. We generally offer 2 classes per month, one in person and one online. They are all engaging presentations which include handouts or recordings of the content covered. And we always leave plenty of time for questions at the end! Check out our Events tab for upcoming classes and ticket prices.

One-on-One Consultations

If you need a quick question answered that can’t wait, you aren’t in our service area, or it’s difficult to schedule a sit down meeting (I have kids too!) then schedule a video call with me! The calls are $1.50/minute so that they can be as long or as short as needed to get your questions answered.

60 minute lessons are custom tailored to your needs whether it’s figuring out the best location for your new garden, how to prepare for planting, what to plant when, or maintenance throughout the growing season. Although we will get our hands dirty together the intention is not to be your private gardener. I am there to teach you the ins and outs so that you have the confidence to move forward on your own! Consultations are $200/hr and are limited in-person to Pinellas, Hillsborough and Manatee counties. If you are North Pinellas, Hillsborough, or Manatee there is an additional $50 drive time fee in addition to the hourly rate.