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  • Seattle Times Garden Coaching Article

    January 24, 2008

    Yesterday I was thrilled to see that the Seattle Times ran an Associated Press article written by Dean Fosdick on Garden Coaches entitled Garden Coaches Boost Skills, Confidence. Dean had called me in late December last year to interview me on being a garden coach and founding Garden Mentorsยฎ. I knew him as a regular gardening writer for the AP and was very happy to speak with him about my experience with and passion for garden coaching. Dean and I spoke about many aspects of garden coaching. And, Dean spoke with many garden coaches across the U.S. in order to round out his piece for a wider audience. If you are interested in learning more about garden coaching, please take a few moments to read his article here. (And if you select the second image, you’ll see me working with one of my young gardening students.)

    Of course, if you have additional questions about gardening, Garden Mentorsยฎ or garden coaching, please get in touch.

  • Free Trees for a Good Cause

    January 18, 2008

    Autumn Crepe Myrtle at UW Center for Urban HorticultureThrough the end of January, The Arbor Day Foundation is offering Free Trees to new members. Depending on your location, you may be able to receive 5-10 Crepe Myrtles, Live Oaks, Red Buds, or other trees with your $10 membership donation. Ten dollars for 5-10 trees is amazing. And, your $10 goes to your membership with this great organization that helps replant forests, connect children with nature, plant city trees and much more.ร‚ย  Sign up here.

    If you have no idea what to do with this many trees, consider making a donation without getting the trees. Or, better yet, make your donation, receive your trees and work with you community to plant them in a park or a neighbor’s garden that needs them. If you would like to take advantage of joining and adding trees to your garden but you don’t know where to begin, please contact me for help. Mention “Arbor Day Trees” in your post.

  • Meet The Garden Mentor at the Maymont Garden Show in Richmond, Virginia

    January 17, 2008

    Recently I was invited to speak at the Maymont Flower & Garden Show happening in Richmond, Virginia in February 2008. The logistics are finalized, and I am honored to have the opportunity to share my garden coaching know-how and experience with the Richmond gardening community. Although I now live and garden in Seattle, Washington, I am a child of Richmond, VA and am thrilled to take my message home.

    If you are in the Richmond area, please drop by the show and say hello. If you know you will be attending the show and have specific questions you would like me to address, please feel free to submit them here.

    I will be speaking in the Garden Show Seminar Room at 2:30pm on Sunday, February 24th.

  • Sunset Magazine on Garden Coaching – Coach Gardener

    August 29, 2007

    The Pacific Northwest edition of Sunset magazine has a special “Inside Seattle” section in their September 2007 issue. Within this section, writer Jenny Cunningham details her first person experience working with her garden coachย — that would be me. Photographer John Granen illustrated our adventures through his beautiful photography.

    Obviously, this is terrific press coverage for me. Additionally, I’m thrilled that the press is getting the word outย  that people should consider hiring a garden coach, explaining the services we offer & how fun and rewarding it is to work with Garden Mentors. Whenever I get a call from someone who has read about my services in the press, the immediate comment they have is, “A gardening consultation is exactly what I need. I had no idea I could hire a coach for gardening. HELP! Sign me up now!”

    Thanks to all you press folks for getting the word out there.

    If you’re outside the Seattle area and are interested in reading this article, please contact Sunset Magazine by emailing readerletters@sunset.com or by calling 650-324-5778.

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