I have been actively gardening since the age of 6 when I planted and harvested a modest crop of pinto beans.
I have been gardening professionally for 14 years in San Francisco. As well as working on my gardening cliental I work in the East Bay for Wonderland, a landscape gardening company on a part-time basis. I am passionate about creating urban gardens that make the wonder of nature accessible to urban dwellers.
My gardens are places for birds and beneficial insects as well as some small animals to find homes and food. I utilize plants that will attract birds, native bees and butterflies. I use very few if any chemicals on the soil but compost naturally by using plant debris like leaves and grass clippings to add nutrients. I do resort to the use of Sluggo on occasion.
My passion for wildlife is fulfilled by my work with International Bird Rescue Research Center as a part-time employee. I also do some substitute teaching at Synergy School where two of my children attend.