Kathy Jentz is an author, podcaster, and founder of the garden magazine The Washington Gardener. When she’s not busy giving talks, attending garden events and hosting her podcast, she’s tending to her urban shade garden in the city. We chatted with Kathy about how she got started gardening, what she loves to grow in her city landscape, her popular podcast GardenDC and much more.
I’ve been intending to write a post about Thriving Design’s 2022 Intentions since New Year’s Day, but life – as it does – got in the way. It's so important to take the time to write out and state your intentions, because if you don’t do it they might not happen. So here they are:
Kendra Odelia Hutchins is a Research Support Specialist and Manager of the Annual Flower Trials at Cornell University. Besides being a part of one of our favorite alma maters (co-owner Morgan and friend Marty both went there), Kendra gets to trial over 150 flower varieties at the Cornell Botanic Gardens each year, while also helping with a variety of agriculture projects under two horticulture professors. She literally lives and breathes horticulture on a daily basis and we were so excited to chat with her about the important work that she does. Enjoy!
Toni Gattone is a motivational speaker and author of the book, “The Lifelong Gardener, Garden with Ease & Joy at Any Age.” After being in the corporate world, Toni had an “aha” moment that made her quit her job and start working in the garden industry. We had the pleasure of speaking with Toni about her story, what adaptive gardening means to her, her own garden, and some of her favorite tools that every gardener needs.
Erica Hernandez now the Controlled Environment Agriculture Technical Specialist at Griffin Greenhouse Supplies and helps growers around the country increase their production. We were lucky enough to chat with Erica about the various projects she’s worked on and what she’s growing in her gardens. Enjoy!