In her own words:
"Flowers are the center of my life and it all started growing up on Wiggle Worm Bait Farm in Graton, Ca. My parents tended rich worm beds with the motto, "We like them fat and lively!" One of my chores was to create floral arrangements around the house. Little bud vases of daphne and violets sat above the kitchen sink in February, big vases of bearded iris and mock orange graced the bathroom in late Spring and bedside posies of rattle snake grass and yarrow made nights feel special through the summer. It wasn't until I was studying agroecology at UC Berkeley, however, that I realized Sonoma County is an agricultural gem and I was blessed to grow up a bit wild.
After college I spent the next six years teaching gardening and ecology in the San Francisco school district and working as an environmental educator at the Academy of Sciences and Save the Bay. Wanting to dive deeper into growing I attended the UC Santa Cruz Ecological Horticulture program where my interest in flowers turned from a childhood memory into a full blown, full bloom obsession. I learned about variety selection, post harvest handing, and farm management. A love of art coupled with farming moved me into floral design making me a true farmer florist. The dirt and grit of cultivation and beauty of putting it all together is two jobs. In 2012 I could no longer contain my flower passion so I moved home to wormy roots, to my childhood plants and I started Full Bloom Flower Farm. After a year in production I enrolled in the wonderful California School of Herbal Studies where I gained my certificate in herbalism. In the plant world, learning is never ending! Full Bloom is a mightly one acre flower farm providing endless beauty, medicine and life. I am proud to be a farmer and a florist; it is my greatest joy to bring plants to ceremonies and I hope to share my joy with others."
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Full Flower Farm Website: https://fullbloomflower.com/