I am passionate about teaching everyone where their food comes from and how to grow it. I developed my garden educator chops at Seattle Tilth where I developed and ran the children’s garden programs for two decades. My garden programs provide hands-on experiences that introduce students of all ages to edible plants, worms, healthy eating, seed saving and other wonders of an organic garden. I am currently a Garden Educator in Residence teaching an original garden-based literacy curriculum at schools in Seattle and Shoreline, Washington. My Garden Critter Academy is a puppet and music program that teaches about the importance of insects and spiders in our gardens.
Urban Farmer & Author
Author of the Maritime Northwest Garden Guide, 2nd ed. and Your Farm in the City: An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals.
I will work with your school and educators to build an infrastructure for outdoor education. My current programs focus on engaging students in the outdoors to build their literacy skills. Educators are constantly inspired by what they learn from working with me in the outdoor setting!
Elephant Umbrella is a band that is made up of me and my good friend and colleague, Mike Gervais. We focus on family friendly sing-a-longs and offer song based educational programing.