First Look at Poppy & Seed in the Voice of OC

2022-05-05T07:25:38-07:00May 21st, 2021|

Many thanks to Anne Marie Panoringan from Voice of OC for letting Ashley talk about gardens and the emergence of more chef's gardens at home and at restaurants. "Featuring a collection of garden beds coordinated by Santa Ana-based culinary gardening consultant Ashley Irene, Poppy's offerings are naturally guided by the current season's produce."

Green Thumb Feature in Riviera Magazine

2022-05-05T07:21:09-07:00May 20th, 2021|

Many thanks to Claire Harper and Allison Mitchell from Riviera Orange County for talking gardening with Ashley for the May 2021 issue. "Environmental stewardship is at the very heart of our gardening philosophy at Heirloom Potager. From organic seed selections to understanding what goes into soil mixes, our goal is to nurture confidence in our clients that they ca grow delicious, healthy food without the need for synthetic intervention."

Heirloom Potager Designs Culinary Gardens for O.C. Residents and Restaurants

2022-04-28T07:39:52-07:00May 17th, 2021|

"Owner Ashley Irene's showcase garden is on the property of a 1920s French Tudor home in Santa Ana's historic Floral Park. Ashley's advice: Grow things that you really love and want to eat, and write down your experience as you go. We give all of our clients a garden journal and encourage them to take meticulous notes. This month, I recommend planting avocado, carrots, melons, summer squash, watermelon, arugula, lavender, sage, and tomatoes."

Poppy & Seed OC in Anaheim gathers inspiration from its garden

2022-05-01T16:43:28-07:00April 28th, 2021|

Chef Michael Reed and his wife and co-owner, Kwini, brought on Ashley Irene, founder of Heirloom Potager in Santa Ana, to create and maintain a culinary garden. During a recent visit, she showed off planter boxes filled with herbs, edible flowers and vegetables: Hatch chilies, calendula, cherry tomatoes, French beans, summer squash, sorrel, black basil and a lot more including Mexican lime, Meyer Lemon and kumquat trees.

Heirloom Potager Blooms with Rise in Farm-to-Table

2022-04-21T19:07:12-07:00April 19th, 2021|

"It's key Irene keeps her showcase garden outside her 1926 French Tudor style home in Santa Ana's Floral Park neighborhood looking good. It was her calling card when she started the business last June, and remains one of her best forms of marketing as she seeks to build her upstart company."

Heirloom Potager on The Best Ceats Podcast

2021-05-20T10:53:42-07:00February 3rd, 2021|

Ashley Irene sits down with Crawford McCarthy of The Best Ceats to talk about what it takes to grow food at home. Ashley takes the work out of that, consulting and mentoring her clients - from professional chefs to folks like you and me - to grow exactly what they want, as easily yet successfully as possible. She is a true lover of food and food history, and her passion is infectious and wonderful.

Grow Your Self Podcast Interview

2021-05-20T10:20:22-07:00December 20th, 2020|

Learn how Ashley Irene used the grief of losing her mother to found Heirloom Potager and her motivation to keep growing personally and professionally. Ashley sat down with Nicole Burke, author and founder of Gardenary, to talk about the challenges of growing her business, working with clients, and how happy she is to have made the leap.

Ashley on the Grow Your Self Podcast

2022-02-05T10:09:02-08:00August 15th, 2020|

Learn more about why Ashley Irene founded Heirloom Potager and her motivation to keep growing personally and professionally. Ashley sat down with Nicole Burke, author and founder of Gardenary, to talk about joining the Garden Coach Society, starting a business during a global pandemic, and her love of food and gardening.

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