Serving the Boise, Meridian, Kuna & Eagle Area
Providing On-Site Garden Consultations, Crop and Garden Design, Planting Services, Education and More.
Boise Backyard Gardens exists to
- Create beautiful and productive growing spaces of all shapes and sizes.
- Teach and give confidence to the family watching the garden grow.
- Create sustainable and diverse green spaces.
- Create an edible landscape where children (and adults!) can snack on raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, pick a pea or pull up a carrot from your own yard and garden.
My name is Kathleen Porter. I’m a wife, a mother to 6 great kids ages 15-5 whom I homeschool and an urban gardener. My hobbies include hiking as a family, visiting the “off the beaten path” gems of Idaho, soaking in hot springs, and hosting dinners with friends and family. My husband and I also enjoy going to the Big Island to enjoy the warm sun and marvel at the lush farms!
I started gardening in 2007 on our apartment patio with tomatoes, peppers, and even a passionfruit vine! We now own a home on a regular city lot in west Boise where we grow peaches, apricots, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, pears, apples, rhubarb and have 6 beds of all sizes to grow vegetables – all while leaving plenty of room for the kids to play. I believe that everyone can garden, no matter their living situation and I’d love to walk alongside you to maximize your spaces growing potential.