“The lesson I have thoroughly learned and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.” – Gertrude Jekll
This last year I was asked to join the Horticulture staff at Orange Coast College and teach a class on Interior Landscaping. I have always loved teaching others about the wonders of plants, and to now be able to do so on a college level challenged me to take my years of experience and create a class that would make our field applicable to the upcoming work force. I was also asked to be an educator for PIA ( Plantscape Industry Alliance) a national organization I have been involved with since in inception in the early 80’s. I had opportunity to travel the West Coast to teach other plantscapers maintenance techniques I have learned after 25 years experience. This has only increased my love and enthusiasm for a field that I believe is so critical to people’s well being.