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Large Woodland Garden
This is a long, wide border with several existing shrubs and trees. The plan incorporated a tiny “nook” garden that can be enjoyed up close from the patio.

Bio-diversity in a small space
A client’s garden, in its second year. The Carpinus caroliniana (Blue Beech / Musclewood) is a city tree that needed intervention to survive. This garden is about 50% native and incorporates heirloom annuals as well as great variety of perennial species for season-long blooms. There’s a nice balance of order and exuberance here.

Public Garden in Crown Point (East Hamilton)
This is the Pipeline Trail Pollinator Paradise Garden, approx. 650 sq. ft. and almost all native plants. I designed this, in collaboration with Pollinator Paradise Project staff, in 2014. It has matured and evolved over the years with several species being replaced and many more added.

A Tiny Front Garden
This “lose the lawn” project incorporated dozens of species in a dense, colourful, nature-friendly planting.

Student Work, 2018
A concept plan for an urban property, front & back gardens. This project involved a complete base map and 3-D renderings.

A student project in 3-D in which I re-imagined a local elementary school playground. The new “green” site includes trees, ornamental gardens, food gardens, and an outdoor classroom.

Background & Credentials

Memberships/Accreditation
Accredited Practitioner, Society for Organic Urban Landcare (SOUL) https://organiclandcare.ca/Sys/PublicProfile/37804361/4209810
Organic Master Gardener (SOUL)
Landscape for Life Teacher Training https://landscapeforlife.org/teachers/teacher-directory/
Member, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/
Environment Hamilton www.environmenthamilton.org
Member, Royal Botanical Gardens Volunteers https://www.rbg.ca/volunteer

Achievements
Co-Founder & Past President, Crown Point Garden Club 2014 http://crownpointgardenclub.org/
Founder, Monarch Awards Hamilton http://monarchawardshamilton.org/
Recipient, Betty Blashill prize, part of EH’s Environmentalists of the Year awards (2017)

Education
BA, York University (1996) English Literature
Diploma (Gaia College, 2019) Organic Land Care/Landscape Design
Webinars (Ecological Landscape Alliance, 2017-present) too many to list
Courses: Mohawk College (2018) Deciduous Trees HORT HOR02
University of Guelph (way back) Introduction to Botany


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