Joey and Holly Baird


Joey & Holly Baird are the founders of The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener. 

They are a married couple living in southeastern Wisconsin (just outside of Milwaukee).  Joey & Holly make videos on youtube about how to grow your own food organically, reusing found items (or items you may just throw away), what to do with the food you grow, home canning and simple home living.

Along with traditional ground gardening they also grow indoors year-round using up and coming methods along with winter growing in cold frames and low tunnels.

Their goal through their videos and social media pages is to show the average person how easy it is to grow food, store food, and reuse everyday items.  Their motto is “for the average gardener, simple home living, and using what you already have”.

Joey and Holly enjoy speaking at garden expo’s throughout the midwest. Holly is also an award winning home canner with a handful of ribbons from the Wisconsin State Fair including a Best of Show award for her home canning talents.

If you find this interesting and have any questions or would like to talk further we can be emailed at

Please check out our videos, posts and even feel free to leave comments.

Whether you live in Wisconsin or not you are welcome to our page.



Recent Media Appearances




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4 thoughts on “Joey and Holly Baird

    Rick Nutt said:
    March 1, 2014 at 07:36

    My wife, 1-yr.-old daughter and I just moved to Marinette, WI at the end of 2013, from Michigan. 40-year-Old gardener….new fan of the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener. My family and I share your vision and desire to live with a renewable and conservative lifestyle that is respectful and conservative to nature and our lives. My first garden in Wisconsin will be going in this year and we will keep you posted….Rick

    Jackie Beyer said:
    February 28, 2015 at 17:30

    Joey and Holly Rock! Love what you’re doing and all the information you’re sharing with your audience to help make the world a better place! Way to go!!!

    Jen said:
    April 2, 2015 at 16:43

    I grew up marinette/Menominee area, my mother always had a garden n always canned tomatoes, green beans, asparagus, dill pickles, sweet pickles, and raspberry jam. She still does tomatoes n beans. I’m giving it a try this year here in oklahoma… There is nothing better in chili in winter than canned tomato juice, I have started looking into solar panels for help with alternative electric source and having a few chickens, guess I should have started all this 20yrs ago but I guess like a lot of us just never thought about it.. Could I live off the grid if needed? Could i homestead to a point if needed? I’m not a conspiracy theorist but one never knows if/when I might need to be more self sufficient..

      The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener responded:
      April 25, 2015 at 20:05

      You could do both. It would take some work and time, but its very possible. There are a number of homesteading groups on facebook where you can also connect with people like you to ask questions and get ideas.

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