Native YardScape grew from my long term passion for gardening and a fascination of our local plants in the Bay area.
I gained some experience and knowledge through the Contra Costa Master Gardeners program.
As a graduate of the program I began serving the public through the Master Gardner Help desk.
This experience spurred me to enroll in the Horticulture program at Merritt College and then to continue into the Landscape Design Program.
I began specializing in native gardens in 2011 and my own garden has been on Bringing Back the Native tour twice.
I work in the Contra Costa area designing and doing garden consultation and coaching work.
I am a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers in the East Bay, a QWEL certified water efficient landscaper, and have judged at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show.
I work with the Contra Costa Water District as a presenter and designer for their Landscape Design Assistance Program in conjunction with the Lose A Lawn – Get A Garden program. —