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About Us

Meet the passionate team behind Garden In Minutes®!

Our Story

It all started with our founder & super-gardener, Theresa. After years of traditional row gardening, spending hours digging, weeding, watering & having mild success, a friend introduced her to square-foot gardening. Square foot gardening allowed her to grow much more in less space, however, she still had to constantly spend time fixing drip lines that would leak or clog every few months, moving emitters & soaker hoses to try to get even watering, & repairing garden beds that would only last a few seasons.

So, she talked to her husband Tom, an engineer by trade, to see if they could figure out something better for her garden’s irrigation. After designing several prototypes they came up with the Garden Grid™ watering system that you see today. The Garden Grid™ evenly partitioned the garden into planting areas (ideal for square-foot gardening), provided gentle watering full-coverage watering that didn’t damage plant foliage or contribute to fungus issues as hand-held sprayers and sprinklers often did, and even conserved some water! 

After the first growing season using the Garden Grid™, Theresa tripled her garden’s output! There were no dry spots, no leaks, and no constant maintenance. The Garden Grid™ saved her hours of time & effort & still does to this day! Tom, knowing Theresa would always want to garden year after year, designed The Garden Grid™ to last! Some of Theresa’s original prototype Garden Grids™ from 2013 are still in use in her gardens today!

Meet The Team

Theresa Traficante

Theresa Traficante

Co-founder and Super Gardener

Tom Traficante

Tom Traficante

Co-founder and Designer

Bryan Traficante

Bryan Traficante

Co-founder and Communications Director

 Our Founders 

Theresa is the green thumb of GardenInMinutes and provided the inspiration for the Garden Grid™ watering system. With decades of gardening experience ranging from the temperate climate of New Jersey to the tropical climate of South Florida, Theresa has grown nearly everything in her gardens. Around GardenInMinutes she’s known for her unrivaled homemade cooking – of course using ingredients grown in her garden. Besides gardening, Theresa loves hiking, skiing, going to the beach, and spending time with her husband Tom and two children Bryan and Peter.

Tom is the inventor and engineer of the Garden Grid™ watering system and creator of our modular raised garden beds.  His manufacturing engineering background is hard to miss as he rattles off how machines function, or the best packaging method and dimensions for each product.  When not designing or re-engineering better ways to garden, he too loves the outdoors, hiking, skiing and swimming.  Auto restoration is his favorite hobby, loving the simplicity – and occasional electrical challenges – of his classic British cars.  A yellow 1970 Lotus is the love in his life, after Theresa of course!  His sons Bryan and Peter are his pride and joy, not to mention the lucky recipients of his unrivaled “dad jokes”.

Bryan is the energetic and relentless big picture guy.  He rattles off greener ways of doing things, podcasts to inspire us, blogs to read….the list goes on and on.  As our Communications Director he creates new content, is the main point of contact to our guests (that’s you!), builds partnerships, manages our digital footprint, and leads our all around communication strategy.  You’ll often see him responding to you on our Facebook page and to reviews/comments you leave. Always the athlete and somewhat of a health nut, he was a competitive swimmer, played water polo at FSU, enjoys most sports, hiking, snowboarding, surfing, and he goes to the gym daily….we’re not sure if he sleeps…  Let’s not forget he’s married to the love of his life, Morgan, who bakes some fabulous cookies—his healthy diet weakness! 

Let's Grow Together!

No more complicated assembly, no more cumbersome construction, no more worrying if your plants are getting watered.

Let's grow your best garden in minutes!

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