meet the team
Karin Guild, Founder
Certified Garden Consultant
Hi! My name is Karin Guild 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 Marin Master Gardener, a member of the Garden Coach Society, and a certified Garden Coach & Designer, I have a wealth of knowledge & help clients create a garden they will truly 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 gardening to some extent ever since then. I then became a backyard chicken farmer ten years ago.
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 an MS in Comunicative Disorders and have worked as a part-time speech-pathologist for the past 20 years while raising my children. My life changed dramatically when I was diagnosed with Invasive Breast Cancer and my healing journey was the life-changing impetus I needed to transform my life. After 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 in Marin County - 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. I am inspired to help others transform their lives through reconnecting with the rhythms of nature in the garden. Are you interested in living a healthier, more meaningful & sustainable life? Send me a text, email, or give me a call. I would love to connect with you!