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GARDEN GEEKS ( Yes I’m Talking to YOU)

  I think it is so funny that people who garden passionately automatically think we will have things in common just because I also garden passionately. Yes, I am a plant maniac and proud – but I am so far from the plant obsessed and jargon-spouting, horticulturally saturated lady who works at one of my […]

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Posted by on March 26, 2014 at 1:40 am   This post has 39 responses.

Get a Job: Lau Hodges, Director of Operations, Conservatory of Flowers

  Please welcome Lau Hodges, the latest victim of our all-too-infrequent series, Get a Job.   What do you do for a living?   I have the greatest job ever! I am the Director of Operations and Exhibitions at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers. I will be the...

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Posted by on May 1, 2013 at 4:30 am   This post has 2 responses.

Get a Job: Chad Smiley, Landscaping Foreman

Please welcome Chad Smiley to the latest in our Get a Job series, in which we explore the many strange and wonderful careers in horticulture. Chad works for Friend of Rant Genevieve Schmidt.  If you’d like to nominate someone to be interviewed in this series, please post a comment!...

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Posted by on January 16, 2013 at 4:45 am   This post has 4 responses.

Get a Job: Sharon Stolen, Master Gardener Goddess

Next up in our semi-regular Get a Job series is Sharon Stolen, coordinator of the Master Gardener program and all-round incredible resource for all things horticultural in southern California. She’s an incredibly smart, friendly, talented woman who works harder than anyone I know, and remains incredibly generous with her...

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Posted by on January 9, 2013 at 4:29 am   This post has 5 responses.

Get a Job: Anne Lerch, Vintner

Next up in our semi-irregular ‘Get a Job‘ series:  GardenRant reader and winemaker, Anne Lerch of Hood River Vineyards. What do you do for a living? My husband and I own and operate a small orchard, vineyard and winery in Oregon.  We grow cherries, pears, and winegrapes, plus some...

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Posted by on January 2, 2013 at 4:46 am   This post has 8 responses.

Get a Job: Jeff Gillman, Garden Professor

  Next up in our ongoing “Get a Job” series:  Jeff Gillman, horticulture professor and author.   What do you do for a living? I’m an Associate Professor in the Department of Horticultural Science at the University of Minnesota.   How’d you get started in this job, or what...

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Posted by on December 19, 2012 at 4:47 am   This post has 3 responses.

Get a Job: Emma Alpaugh, Garden Book Publicist

Next up in our ongoing “Get a Job” series is the delightful Emma Alpaugh, senior publicist at Timber Press.  Here she is looking surprisingly unharried.  Don’t let that fool you! What do you do for a living? I am Senior Publicist at Timber Press, a Portland, Oregon, publisher of...

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Posted by on November 21, 2012 at 4:39 am   This post has 2 responses.

Get a Job: Trey Pitsenberger, Garden Center Owner

  Ever dream of quitting your day job and pursuing your passion for plants? Do what you love and the money will follow, that sort of thing? Well.  We here at GardenRant World Headquarters know quite a few people who have done just that.  So we called them up...

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Posted by on November 14, 2012 at 4:17 am   This post has 6 responses.
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