Imagine working in the fresh air everyday, soaking up the sun, surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers and having someone pay you to do it. You wonder if it's possible to turn your hobby into a career. Getting Dirty is here as a guide to help you pursue your dream of gardening for a living.


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Top 12 Worries About Gardening For a Living

Physical Challenges and Limitations

Getting Dirty - The Book


Work in the Garden Instead of a Cubicle

Whether you’re an avid gardener, volunteer gardener, master gardener, garden club member, a student in horticulture or landscape design, recently retired or just plain love gardening and want to explore getting a job in gardening, Getting Dirty covers a complete range of topics on what to expect.

For the past six years, I've enjoyed gardening for a living but consider myself a life long gardener having played around with planting flowers and vegetables since I was a kid. I used to have a regular 9-5 job. But since I walked away from corporate life, I've had many people ask me how I did it. How was I brave enough to walk away from a steady job?

Perhaps you've also gardened your whole life and in the back of your mind have always wondered if you could make an honest living out of your hobby? Maybe you're new to gardening and have recently discovered the infinite delight of playing in the dirt and want to know what careers are possible. Are you newly retired and thinking, now's my chance to do a job I've always wanted to try.

Why waste another day stuck in the office when you could be outside gardening instead? Your love of plants is all you need to get started, let me show you the way. To find out more about me and how this blog can help you transition into a gardening career, click here. If you would like to skip ahead to a list of how to overcome the top 12 worries about switching to a job in gardening click here.

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Artist-Susan Van Horn, "Always Believe", sweetimaginations on flickr.com