From Gardener's Supply (www.gardeners.com)

I love gardening and my absolute favorite plants to grow are fragrant white roses, lavender, yellow Brandywine tomatoes and lime basil. I come by the love of gardening honestly — my father and grandfather introduced me to the joy of a backyard family plot at an early age. I've been gardening ever since, from city apartments to the country backyard we have now. In 2002, I got a Master Gardening certificate.

I feed my passion for gardening with some of the programs that show how gardens can change people and communities. I'm on the Board of the American Community Gardening Association and work closely with the Green Education Foundation. Regionally, I work on gardens at the Committee on Temporary Shelter (our local homeless-advocacy organization), and with the Friends of Burlington Gardens.