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karin@gardenbydesign.ca

(226) 791-2174 

What experience and knowledge do I have that can help you?

A wonderfully eclectic career path, from:

  • pedaling (and peddling) the Dickie Dee, ice cream cart 
  • lumberjacking (at least that's what someone called to me in French, as I walked through the Kapuskasing shopping mall, sporting authentic bush wear and the distinct Muskol scent)
  • teaching biology, science, and math
  • breeding parrots, canaries, finches, sheep and dogs 
  • writing magazine articles, mostly about birds, and books on premature menopause (Menopause Before 40, 2004) and childbirth (Inspiring Births with a Midwife , www.inspiringmidwifery.com, published in Dec. 2013)
  • writing and editing Ministerial correspondence in the Department of National Defence
  • writing gardening articles
  • to now... providing expertise as a plant and garden consultant.

If asked, my children would probably say that I never quite left the Forestry experiences. How many nature walks did I coerce them into, and how many times did I bore them with tree and plant identification or stories from my bush-stomping days?

What about plants and gardens?

I started growing plants and gardening around the age of 10. I even boxed up my plants and sent them by Greyhound bus to Sault Ste. Marie when I started college. Living on a rural property with a forest and fields for 10 years allowed me to fully indulge in plants and gardening. I want to share my passion, knowledge and experience.