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Stefani Bitter

Co-owner, Homestead Design Collective and co-author, Harvest and The Beautiful Edible Garden

Stefani Bittner is the co-owner of Homestead Design Collective, a San Francisco Bay Area landscape design firm focused on creating beautiful gardens that provide harvest. Homestead offers a unique and sophisticated approach, using both organic farming and fine gardening skills, for people who want help creating aesthetically designed, organic edible gardens. Stefani is the co-author of The Beautiful Edible Garden: Design A Stylish Outdoor Space Using Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs (Ten Speed Press, 2013), one of Amazon’s Best Garden Books of 2013. Stefani new book, with Alethea Harampolis, is Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants, just released by Ten Speed Press in February, 2017. Homestead provides design, installation, and full-service organic maintenance, harvesting, bee keeping, floristry and composting services. Homestead recently designed and installed the new Test Gardens for Sunset Magazine. Stefani’s work has been featured in San Francisco Chronicle, Sunset Magazine, C Magazine, Los Angeles Times, NY Times, Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and


A Fresh Approach to Creating a Beautiful and Edible Garden

We’ve all seen the vegetable garden overflowing with corn, tomatoes, and zucchini that looks good for a short time, but then quickly turns straggly and unattractive (usually right before friends show up for a backyard barbecue). If you want to grow food but you don’t want your yard to look like a farm, what can you do? Stefani Bittner shares how to not only grow organic fruits and vegetables, but also make your garden a place of year-round beauty that is appealing, enjoyable, and fits your personal style.

Friday, Feb 24 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow

Harvest! A Seasonal Guide to Your Most Beautiful and Productive Garden Ever

Every garden—not just vegetable plots—can produce a bountiful harvest! Discover how to make any garden more productive and enjoyable with a variety of projects using unexpected and often common garden plants, some of which may already be growing in your garden. Learn how to use all parts of the plant: petals, leaves, roots, seeds, and fruit. When you use the remarkable, multi-purpose plants in Harvest, there is always something for you to harvest from one growing season to the next.

Saturday, Feb 25 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room / Book signing to follow