garden projects

Over the last few years, while I was home with my son, I have had the pleasure of being available to propose, coordinate and volunteer for numerous gardens that would not have happened without a volunteer effort.

Garden Coordinator, Arlington Street Church, Boston, MA

Proposed and coordinated the addition of a 300′ perennial, annual and vegetable border for the church’s garden on Arlington and Boyleston Street. Golden Trowel, Boston City Gardens Contest Winner 2014

Garden Coordinator, Preschool Garden, Harbor City School, Boston, MA

Coordinated the Harbor City Preschool’s efforts to include a garden in their curriculum for six months out of the year. In addition, the vegetables grown provided four months of snacks for the school’s daily snack program for 25-30 students.

Garden Volunteer, Berkeley Community Garden, Boston, MA

The Berkeley Community Garden in Boston’s South End is one of the largest community gardens in the city with more than 150 plots that were first cultivated in the mid-1970s. Created a 12 month maintenance calendar for the community garden’s public areas. Best Small Garden, Boston City Gardens Contest Winner 2014 & 2015

Garden Volunteer, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Boston, MA

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is the oldest public arboretum in North America and one of the world’s leading centers for the study of plants.

Garden Docent, Garden in the Woods, Boston MA

This ever-changing living museum—New England’s premier wildflower garden—has more than 1,000 native plant species, and is the home of the New England Wildflower Society.

Garden Volunteer, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Mass. Horticultural Society’s Garden Installation, Boston, MA

When Boston’s Big Dig project plunged previously elevated roadways underground, the city found itself rich in prime urban land. The Greenway is a series of five parks within a curvilinear corridor of land extending approximately one mile through downtown Boston.

Garden Coordinator, Toddler Garden, Pine Village Preschool, Boston, MA

Proposed and coordinated the Pine Village School’s efforts to include a garden in their curriculum for six months out of the year (for kids 18 months-5 years).

Trial Manager/Grounds Manager, Fordhook Farm, Burpee Seed Company, Doylestown, PA

At Fordhook Farm in Doylestown PA, the historical farm of the Burpee Company, has 20 acres of gardens and seed trials.

Horticulturist, Heronswood Nursery, Kingston, WA

Heronswood, the world-renowned plant nursery founded by Dan Hinkley (world-class plant hunter), and a place treasured across the Northwest and around the world for its collection of exotic plants. Closed in 2009.

Horticulturist, Philadelphia Green, Philadelphia, PA

For more than 30 years the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Philadelphia Green program has used horticulture to build community and improve the quality of life in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and downtown public spaces.

Gardener/Community Garden Board, Morris Arboretum, University of Penn., PA

Thousands of rare and lovely woody plants, including some of Philadelphia’s oldest, rarest, and largest trees, are set in the 92-acre, Victorian landscape garden of winding paths, streams, flowers and special garden areas.

Horticulture Intern, Longwood Gardens, Kennet Square, PA

In 1906, Pierre S. du Pont purchased the Peirce Arboretum to save its trees, it now encompasses 1,050 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows with over 11,000 types of plants.