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Gender Female
Occupation Horticulturist, Garden maker, Garden Coach
Location Emmaus, PA, United States
Introduction Gardens are my livelihood; nature my entertainment. Over the years I’ve managed vegetable and flower test gardens for Organic Gardening magazine, and planned appropriately historic flower gardens for Morven Museum in Princeton, New Jersey. I’ve kept the beautiful Glasbern Inn property in Fogelsville, Pennsylvania blooming for many summers, and now grow vegetables for the inn's authentic farm-to-table restaurant. Relatively late in life, I acquired a BS in Horticulture. Later yet, an MS in Environmental Science. But my real education has come from the garden--every day I learn something new. In this space I'll share discoveries and insights. Note: I was recently quoted in the New York Times! Check out "Ergonomic Tools that Prune Away Gardening Pains"
Interests Gardening, contradancing, reading, writing
Favorite Movies Life is Beautiful, Dead Poet's Society, Whale Rider, Fiddler on the Roof, My Dinner with Andre
Favorite Music Anything by the French Romantic composers
Favorite Books Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard, The Air We Breathe by Andrea Barrett, The Good Society by John Kenneth Galbraith