My earliest memories are of following my grandmothers around their gardens. I have been a life long hobby gardener, and started working professionally in 1999.
Before starting Graceful Gardens in 2008 my professional experience included:
Formal horticulture in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA
Farming organic vegetables at Green Meadow Farm in Lancaster County, PA
- Native plant landscaping in the highland desert of Arizona
In the Winter I travel to warmer climates to experience other cultures, learn new approaches to land stewardship, and give back to the communities that I visit, including:
- Subsistence farming in New Zealand
- Agroforestry and Permaculture in Costa Rica
- Environmental restoration in post- Katrina New Orleans
I am happy to share stories and information about the plants, people and places that my love of gardening has brought me.