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About Backyard Farms

Backyard Farms is an Austin-based company specializing in the installation and maintenance of home-scale vegetable and herb gardens. Having a garden is much easier than most people think and growing your own food is healthy, tasty, fun, and fulfilling.

Whenever possible, we purchase materials from independent businesses and keep our carbon footprint as low as possible. Like you, we love our planet and care for it in every way we can.

About the Process

We create vegetable and herb gardens of all types and include you in every step of the way to ensure that the finished product will be a garden you'll love. You can expect:

Consultation Day

We combine our experience and creativity with your goals and ideas to plan your perfect garden. We then schedule the installation date and collect a deposit to cover materials costs.


We bring the materials, prepare the site, and install your garden. Depending on the complexity of your garden, the installation process can take 1-2 days.


We provide gardening tips free of charge, but some of our clients prefer to let us fully maintain their gardens at regularly scheduled intervals.

About Us

We founded Backyard Farms Austin in January, 2010, out of a desire to know our food. Backyard Farms Austin is a small company, allowing us to have direct interaction with our clients and maintain the highest quality in our work.

Emily Cuellar

Emily graduated from Colorado State University in 2004 with a degree in Biology. She worked as a Biologist for the State of Texas and is currently teaching Biology. Gardening with native plants, creating compost systems, and hiking are among Emily’s favorite hobbies. When not gardening, you can find Emily at a dog park or walking along Town Lake.

Gergo Perlaky

Gergo holds a degree in Exercise Sport Science and a masters degree in Recreational Leisure Science. He has worked at the McKinney Roughs Nature Center leading outdoors team-building courses and currently works at Explore Austin, a non-profit organization that gives inner city youth opportunities for leadership through mentoring and outdoor adventure. He is an avid rock-climber and trail runner, spending as much time outdoors as possible with Emily and their dogs.