Work with Emily Murphy


Photo by West Cliff Creative

Please contact me if you’d like to find a way to work together. I enjoy working with publications, quality brands, and individuals in any number of ways. From creating written and visual content, working to tell greater brand stories, speaking and education, and also consulting and assisting with garden design.


I’d love to hear your ideas for articles and stories. I enjoy creative collaboration and producing quality content. Some of the other publications and brands I’ve written for include Better Homes & Gardens, Gilmour Gardening and Watering, and Bon Bon Break. Please contact me to learn more.


See my Tour & Talks page for my current speaking schedule and please contact me to schedule a speaking engagement

As a long time teacher in classrooms, school gardens, and communities, I’m happy to work in concert with various types of entities and organizations to tailer talks and educational material for small and large groups.


I enjoy finding creative ways to work with other, high quality brands and advertisers. I’m open to creating sponsored content for Pass The Pistil that benefits my readers as well as content for other sites and publications. I have experience producing and creating written and video content, as well as content for social media platforms such as Facebook, twitter, and Instagram.

Please contact me for further information.


I’m open to collaborative partnerships and advertisers that enrich the lives of my readers and the greater Grow What You Love community. While I’m hesitant to place formal advertisements on Pass The Pistil, I’ll consider potential advertisers on a case by case basis.

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Wondering what to grow, where to grow it and how to begin? Or are you looking for ways to bring nature closer to home and to have a hand in growing some of your own food? I can guide you through the process of garden making from beginning to end or you can simply choose from the services you need.

As a San Francisco based designer and educator I offer a unique set of services, from creating and implementing compelling, effective gardens to supporting individuals through the process of planting and tending kitchen gardens and green living spaces.


Some of the services and specialties I offer include:

  • garden design
  • planting design
  • organic, edible gardens
  • small space gardens
  • outdoor living spaces
  • kitchen gardens
  • water wise plantings
  • smart watering
  • pollinator habitats
  • site evaluation
  • companion plantings
  • container gardens
  • soil basics
  • composting
  • diy tutorials
  • garden coaching

Design, Create, Make, Grow

We can work one-one-one or with a team of specialists to create a space that tells your unique story, changing the way you live and cook. Bring nature closer to home, acquire skills to tend and cultivate your garden and live a hands-on life. You’ll know where your food comes from because you’ve hand a hand in growing it. This alone has unending benefits.

Contact me for availability.