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As I was beginning to think about retiring, I decided I didn't want to spend my "golden years" sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch.  Having been interested in gardening most of my adult life and knowing the pleasure that my Dad got from gardening, I thought that enrolling in a Master Gardener class would be right up my alley.

So, I did, and as a result, I have become

From the Master Gardener program I received advanced training in

In addition, I have actively been involved in vegetable trials and plant propagation. 

As an engaged gardener, I have been


As I began to become interested in all of the various programs offered on gardening, my interest was piqued to the point that I now read, write, and teach gardening classes to others, especially for the area school districts and garden clubs. This interest has brought me from being a weekend gardener to a more knowledgeable and prolilfic speaker, writer, and consultant about gardening.

My Ph. D. is in education and I was a college professor for over 30 years.  I have used my experience as a bridge between teaching and gardening. 

Other things I am currently doing are:

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This page was last updated: October 3, 2016