Affiliate & Appearances

I am proud to be an affiliate of the following businesses whose products I use and recommend. Your use of an affiliate link or discount code will support our content creation.

Ferry Morse
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When I started gardening long ago in my teens, I remember going down to the local hardware store and purchasing some Ferry Morse seed packets. To this day, I still purchase seeds and supplies from Ferry Morse from the local home improvement store. I have always liked that their products can be purchased by a kid with a bike and some saved up money. Nowadays, a kid can do both– purchase in store or online. (2020)

Vego Garden
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Vego Garden is the exclusive retailer of their brand. They carry a broad range of gardening products– planters, tools, accessories, seed starting supplies, and seedlings. (2024)

Media Appearances / Features

John Kohler / Growing Your Greens
John is YouTube’s earliest gardening and health foods masters. When he reached about visiting my garden, I initially thought that it was some type of impersonation scam. I eventually accepted that it was the real John Kohler reaching out to me. He came over and I was his camera man while he gave a tour of my garden. At the end we sat down in front of the camera and chatted a little. Off camera, he encouraged me to make more videos. Being a big critic of myself and my videos, it was great to hear his words of encouragement.

Epic Gardening Podcast
As it was mentioned above, I was invited to be a guest of the podcast. Kevin and I talked about some the things that I enjoy about being outside in my garden: Ducks in the garden, Planting small and in succession, Growing with children, Edibles in landscaping, Citrus & California History, Permaculture in California, Time traveling through heirlooms.

Burpee Gardening Gardeners of the Year 2020
Burpee is another seed company that I have been a long time costumer of. I was selected in a contest to be one of 12 Burpee Gardening Gardeners of the Year. I was the October feature. It was a great opportunity to share what my gardening style is. The blog content can be found:

High Mowing Organic Seeds
In response to the pandemic, High Mowing Organic Seeds, asked me to be in a feature about resilience for their 2021 seed catalog and blog. It was an opportunity to share a little bit about the serious side of my growing of food.

Bootstrap Farmer
#meetagrower is Bootstrap Farmer’s weekend feature of food growers of all calibers– from professional farmers to home growers. As a happy and repeat customer, it was very nice to have been asked to be a part of this feature. Bootstrap Farmer sells growing supplies to farmers and larger scale growing. For the amount of food that we are trying to grow, I often look at what practices and supplies the professionals use and then scaling things down. Bootstrap Farmer also supply smaller quantities for home growers and enthusiast.

“How To Become A Gardener: Find Empowerment in creating your own Food Security” (Book Appearance)
2022. Ashlie Thompson, The Mocha Gardener. Cool Springs Press. ISBN: 978-0-7603-7424-5. Pages, 160-163.

Product Testing

Gardener's Supply Company (2018 to 2023)
Is a B-Corporation, employee owned company, customer oriented business that supplies a wide range of gardening related products. 

Leatherman (2021 to Present)
The best multitool in terms of build quality, functionality, and joy to use is a Leatherman (Made in USA) tool. As a backyard gardener, plant enthusiast, pet owner, camper, hiker, DIY, offroad explorer, and a dad who helps his kids take toys out of their packages and install batteries, I enjoy using my Leatherman multitools in these areas. As a product tester, I provide feedback on the development of new products. I also hope to steer the development process towards tools geared specifically for gardeners.
Notable projects: Leatherman ARC multi-tool