I am passionate about doing what I can to make a positive difference in the world — caring for the soil (and each other), planting and tending the seeds, nourishing and cultivating our community, and continuing to learn and grow every day.
I’ve been on South Whidbey since 1989 when I first came to the Whidbey Institute Westgarden and started learning gardening there. Many years of gaining experience on the land and in the community followed. I realized that caring for land, growing food, and sharing it, are keys to the vibrant community we have here on South Whidbey.
Since 2009 I’ve helped local non-profits launch community garden programs — the Good Cheer Food Bank Garden, Community Gardening Leadership Training, the Learning from the Land program of the Whidbey Institute, and the South Whidbey School Farm and Garden program.