“As a result of what I do in my coaching workshops, my students are empowered to grow their own nourishing organic food and drastically reduce their waste.

I am seeking people who are ready to transform their lives by eating fresh, nutrient-rich food picked from their own back garden, the way nature intended.

I want to connect with people and businesses ready to make a difference to the world by eliminating the useless rubbish they send to landfill and instead, putting goodness back into the soil to complete nature’s healthy cycle.

I am passionate about sustainable living, nutrient-rich food production and large-scale organic garden development, with experience spanning over three decades.

My mission is to inspire others to grow their own food.”

– Claire Mummery, Grow Inspired founder –

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Sustainability is at the very heart of Claire’s approach. As a passionate advocate for organic principles, Grow Inspired gets results without chemicals.

Claire uses Effective Microorganisms (EM), Bokashi and natural pest deterrents to create and maintain rich soils with a structure that supports healthy plant growth.

Based on Waiheke Island, Auckland, and available for consultation globally, Grow Inspired offers a varied range of services, from consultations, garden transformations, small and large-scale food production, and food waste processing systems.

Claire has founded the Grow Inspired Academy; her online membership site teaching people around the globe how to successfully grow their own nutrient-rich food at home and how to compost. Members learn at their own pace with access to bundles on all the secrets of organic gardening – from pest and disease management to companion planting.

Claire shares her time between projects for private clients, attending speaking engagements, hosting workshops and distributing an organic range of products that she believes in.

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“Well before meeting Claire about 3 years ago I had herd about her from several people who refer to her as an “Organic Gardening Guru”. I was planning to build a large organic garden on our farm so I decided to do one of Claire’s evening courses at the high school and see what she had to offer.

All I can say is WOW – she is amazing, never was there a question in the large class she couldn’t answer and not just from a theoretical point of view. Claire eats, sleeps, drinks and breathes Organic gardening and has tried it all! Claire has been gardening most of her life and has run large vineyard restaurant growing programs in world class restaurants like Cable Bay and Poderi Crisci. Claire has also organised council funded composting programs round Auckland.

Claire is a great teacher – she puts everything in a clear, easy to understand way and follows it up by getting you to do practical examples in class or on class site visits. Claire comes to your garden and offers helpful suggestions and support.

If you are time poor she can even take care of the work needing to be done for a more than reasonable rate with her team of well-trained gardeners. I have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful lady and am only too happy to speak with anyone considering her classes or garden work.”

Adam Stevens, workshop student, Waiheke Island

“Claire was a fantastic ‘ guru gardener’ for us at a time when we needed guidance and help with tackling our 36 fruit trees. She gave us the confidence to prune our own trees by first explaining the concepts then with great patience allowing us to try ourselves as she watched on . This helped us to come to grips with a job in the garden that we had previously found daunting. She generously passed on a lot of knowledge throughout the day and left us with organic  fertilisers and the promise of an ongoing connection which we will be excited to continue with as the season progresses. Claire’s passion for organic gardening is infectious and her energy is truly admirable . Thanks so much Claire!”

Jo Larkin, private client, Waiheke Island