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Name: Desiree’ Sims (Peas and Love)

Posted By Bill DeYoung

Founded by Desiree' Sims, Peas and Love Peas and Love works to create the edible garden you dream of, at the place you call home. "We build, install and plant your edible organic garden for you," she says, "leaving you to enjoy its harvest." A Florida native (third generation born and raised right here in Tampa Bay), she comes comes from a long line of "green thumbs" and farmers.

Years in Tampa Bay


Hustle (job)

Owner: Peas and Love, an Edible Gardening Service

What do you do?  

I help people and businesses grown their own food at their own location OR grow it for them. I also help fight food insecurity by donating one free garden bed for every 12 purchased.

Why do you do it?

It is truly my PASSION! 🙂

What was your Catalyst? (How did you get started?)

I began by volunteering in community gardens for 10 years, then began living out my dream to garden for a career in 2020.

What’s a common misconception or unknown aspect of what you do?

That I only offer one service. I offer several services from consults, DIY garden kits, all the way to full vegetable garden builds and plantings.

What’s the most challenging part of your Hustle?

Getting the word out about all of my services to those who may be interested; growing the donation side of my business

What’s the most valuable piece of business advice/insight that’s helped you?

The quicker the “no” the better; because that will move you on to getting your next “yes” that much faster.

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