Amber Harmon tried vegetable gardening and met challenge after challenge in her home of Orlando, Florida; from soil that lacks the nutrients to grow, to heat, weeds, bugs, and other pests. She realized that growing a traditional, in-ground vegetable garden takes daily care and attention, especially in Central Florida. As we are becoming a more health conscious society, everyone wants to know what is really in their food, and what “organic” really means. One way to be certain of what is in your food is to grow it yourself. Amber knew that's what she wanted to do.
Determined to find a better way, In 2016, she left an established 15-year career in IT Project Management to pursue a passion for health and organic vegetable education for everyone in her community. Amber created Sungold Gardens and collaborated with local companies in and around Orlando, to develop a customizable growing system that lessens many of the typical gardening challenges by utilizing an elevated, self-watering, no weeding raised-bed gardening system for home or business. This system reduces and in some cases eliminates many of the daily issues associated with traditional gardening in Florida.
Growing the Business
In 2019 Amber was joined by Andy Glickman, a health and fitness professional with over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience. Seeing the potential and Amber’s incredible passion and vision, Andy and Amber have formed a strong partnership committed to helping people grow delicious, nutritious, organic produce and take back control of the food they eat.
There’s just no comparison to a child’s expression when they watch a cucumber grow, then harvest it and eat it. Vegetables become something they love rather than loathe.
Why It Matters
There’s just no comparison to a child’s expression when they watch a cucumber grow, then harvest it and eat it. Vegetables become something they love rather than loathe. Just remember the saying, “Children that grow their vegetables, eat their vegetables”. Sungold Garden’s vegetable selection in the garden is refreshed for the Spring and Fall and this is all included in the Standard Service. This ensures year-round variety so your family will not get tired of a certain vegetable. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy a bountiful harvest of organic, non-GMO vegetables.
Some of the benefits of having your own organic vegetable garden are that you know exactly what organic means. Sungold Gardens only uses organic, non-GMO and heirloom seeds. We also use organic soil and fertilizer. This is coupled with the gardening philosophy that putting the right plant in the right place and focusing on the health of the plant prevents most of the pest issues faced in a traditional in-ground garden. When the garden is yours, you will know and see everything that goes into the vegetable garden and you can trust that it is organically grown.
When vegetables are grown with nutrient rich organic soil and picked fresh from the garden, they provide the highest level of nutrition for your family. When you grow your own vegetables, you never wonder how long they sat on a grocery shelf or what treatments they had for transportation. These vegetables go straight from the garden to the table. This is the beauty behind organic food and clean eating.