Welcome to ‘Grow With Us', an initiative where we introduce you to the incredible members of the Rise Gardens team who bring their passion, knowledge, and unique gardening experiences to the table.In this series of interviews, you'll get to know the faces behind the greens and the souls behind the soil. From their favorite crops to the lessons they've learned along the way, each story is a testament to the profound impact that gardening has on our lives.Get ready to be inspired and grow with us!
🌱 Garden(s) Owned
2 double Family Gardens
🙌 Fun Fact
I can name all the states in alphabetical order
🥬 Top tip or trick for a beginner gardener
Don't worry about small imperfections.
Favorite things to grow
Lavender, swiss chard, bronze arrow lettuce, microgreens & red veined sorrel
🌸 Do you have a favorite plant or flower that holds a special meaning to you? If so, why?
One of my best friends passed away a few years ago, lobelia was one of her favorite flowers. I plant it every year for her
🦋 Are there any gardening projects or goals you're currently working on or excited to start?
We have milk weed plants in our outdoor garden, hoping we get a Monarch cocoon
🥘 Share a favorite recipe or meal that you’ve made with the help of your garden.
Adding fresh herbs; basil (line, thai, genovese), cilantro, sorrel etc. into my daily salad.
📗 Can you recommend a book, podcast, or resource that has positively impacted you?
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
😌 What's a wellness ritual you've incorporated into your daily routine that you wouldn't want to go without?
I try steal some quiet time for myself. Gardening and tending to plants, in one way to achieve some peaceful moments