Homestead Design Collective
Homestead Design Collective is a Bay Area edible landscaping company. We design, create, and organically maintain beautiful gardens that provide harvest.

Books + Events

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Stefani Bittner co-wrote The Beautiful Edible Garden, deemed one of Amazon's Best Garden Books of 2013 (Ten Speed Press, 2013). The Beautiful Edible Garden shares how to not only grow organic fruits and vegetables, but also make the garden a place of year-round beauty that is appealing, enjoyable, and fits one's personal style. Featuring a fresh approach to garden design, glorious photographs, and ideas for a range of spaces- from large yards to patios- this guide is perfect for anyone who wants a gorgeous and productive garden. 

More recently, Stefani teamed up with Studio Choo's Alethea Harampolis to co-write Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants (Ten Speed Press, 2017). Harvest is a beautifully photographed, gift-worthy guide to growing, harvesting, and utilizing unexpected garden plants to make organic pantry staples, fragrances, floral arrangements, beverages, cocktails, beauty products, and more. Stefani and Alethea demonstrate how to turn turmeric root into a natural dye, oregano flowers to infuse vinegar, anise hyssop into a refreshing iced tea, and so much more. The book is both an informative garden guide and a source of inspiration for aspirational yet achievable projects. 

Stefani regularly speaks on the themes of The Beautiful Edible Garden and Harvest at events throughout the country. She's available to talk and lead workshops on these subjects at private events, garden clubs, and garden shows throughout the Bay Area. If you're interested in learning more about having Stefani speak or lead a workshop at your event, please leave a message here.

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September 22, 2018 at 11 am at Biofuel Oasis in Berkeley, CA 

Join Homestead Design Collective for a discussion on the Fall/Winter Edible Garden. Topics will include cover crops, organic soil preparations, over wintering food crops, organic pest management and more.

October 2, 2018 at 10 am at Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, CA 

Looking to learn how to get the most out of your Fall and Winter edible garden? How to plan a plant palette to suit your fall menus? Which techniques to use for better plant production, and ways to combat winter pests? Homestead Design Collective's Lead Edible Gardener, Sierra Vasquez, will tackle solutions for common gardening issues in the colder months and will answer all of your questions to set you up for success this season. You will get the chance to plant seedlings and sow seeds into Marin Art and Garden Center's Edible Garden to practice Sierra's most effective gardening techniques.