Patrice Hanlon, Garden Manager at Heather Farm

Patrice Hanlon has a gardener's dream job: Garden Manager of The Gardens at Heather Farm (GHF) in Walnut Creek. Before you swoon with envy, realize she is the only paid gardener on site with responsibility for 3.5 acres of developed land containing 24 demonstration gardens and learning sites. That's a lot of digging, planting, and weeding! Of course Patrice has help: a large group of volunteers who propagate plants and work directly in the gardens. But it still takes dedication and hard work to tend a garden of that size. Read more...

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