I suffer from a lifelong curiosity and passion for gardening and all things natural. I admit, I’m addicted. I have worked in nursery/garden centers, volunteered in the community through the Snohomish County Conservation District and the Master Gardener program, and education in restoration horticulture. I am amazed by the number of people who are beginning to realize how important sustainability is and the healing peace it is to human well-being. People want to do things themselves and are looking for that re-connection to other life forms.
Talking to people I have found they want to be more sustainable, but don’t know how or where to start, or have the budget. There were those who simply like to be hands-on, but needed a nudge in the “how-to” department. I found people who wanted to be more sustainable in their lifestyle and to create their yard/garden to reflect their sensibility of respect for the planet.
I like to bring a creative spirit into everything I do. I especially like to bring out the creativity in others by inspiring their love of sustainable gardening and nature to create their own peaceful and healing space in a busy, chaotic and toxic urban environment.
After completing course work in restoration horticulture, adding to my already strong sense and skills in working with the natural world, I’ve completed course work as Master Gardener, Sustainable Community Steward, and Rain Garden Educator. I have done course work in Plant pathology and pests. The education combined with experience in the field has taught me plenty but I keep learning new things from clients and the more I experience the more I learn.
I am passionate about bringing nature in our urban environments, and helping others to create their place of peace and wonder right in their own yard.
I call my garden the Rambunctious Garden because I have learned to let it be itself; it is willful, playful, full of energy and keeps redefining itself. I am much more weed tolerant (okay, some weeds drive me crazy with their insistence). But, I am of the belief that everything, but everything, is connected and has a reason.
I especially like to empower people by showing and teaching them how to find what they need on their own. Check out the Resources page on this website.
Just another rambunctious gardener
Remember – “We cannot win this battle to save species and environment without forging an emotional bond between ourselves and nature as well – for we will not fight to save what we do not love.”
Stephen Jay Gould, Evolutionary Biologist. (1941-2002)