meet the team
Karin Guild, Founder
Certified Garden Consultant
Hi! My name is Karin and I am the proud founder & owner of Yard To Table, an edible garden & modern homestead design & installation company in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a member of the Garden Coach Society and a certified Garden Coach & Designer, I have a wealth of knowledge & help clients create a garden that they will love. I truly believe that everyone has the ability to cultivate their own modern homestead, a space to grow nutritious food!
I am a wife, mother-of-three, and suburban homesteader. I have been a vegetarian for over 30 years and making plant-based meals was my initial inspiration to start growing my own food and I have been growing vegetables and gardened to some extent ever since then. I then became a backyard chicken farmer ten years ago and more recently installed a beehive & bees in our garden.
My path to becoming an edible garden designer and coach was a long one and at 50 years old I can say that I have found my life’s calling! What started out as a childhood dream-job fantasy has turned into a business.
I have a masters in Communicative Disorders and worked as a part-time speech-language-pathologist for the past 20 years while raising my children. My healing journey was the life-changing impetus I needed to transform my life and is the inspiration behind helping others transform theirs through reconnecting with the rhythms of nature in the garden. After going through breast cancer treatment and then regaining my health I had a deep yearning to live in a slower, healthier, more intentional & sustainable way. Since then, our family has been focusing on simple-living while creating a modern homestead here at Sea-Change Cottage - growing our own organic food, raising chickens, beekeeping, cooking healthy plant-based meals, connecting with nature every day, and doing our best to tread lightly on the earth.
I started this business with a desire to share these transformative changes with others through creating edible gardens. Are you interested in living a healthier, more meaningful & more sustainable life? Send me a text, email, or give me a call. I would love to connect with you!