Stacy received her Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources and environmental studies from the University of Minnesota and moved to Oregon to become a Park Ranger. After moving to New Hampshire, she began apprenticing under Claudia while in a landscape design program in Concord. She continued design work in Virginia and is now back as assistant designer at North Land Design.
"I became hooked on gardening while living in a remote part of Utah. After returning to civilization here in NH that interest expanded to design, then “blossomed” when I moved to zone 7 in Virginia to become the head greenhouse keeper for an azalea grower who specialized in azaleas with unusual colored flowers."
This is Tracy’s fourth season with North Land Design. Tracy creates the base plans for Claudia’s designs, and heads the garden maintenance crew. She is a NH Tree Steward and Earth Team volunteer.
“I am an avid gardener and graphic artist who loves the art of placement (on paper…indoors… and out!). I have a particular interest in sustainability and organic vegetable farming and my current wish is for a high-tunnel greenhouse to grow fresh edibles year-round.”
Jen is North Land Design’s garden maintenance coordinator… she helps schedule spring and fall cleanups and everything in between. A self-proclaimed weeding fanatic, Jen is a wiz with a measuring wheel and enjoys researching clients’ garden questions. Jen is a member of NOFA-NH and Beginner Farmers of New Hampshire.
“I was once kennel manager of the Nashoba Valley Hunt Club with over 30 hounds. I have home schooled my children for 8 years now… I’m not sure which is more challenging!”
"If you don't know the LATINUM you can't LABELUM!"
Mary is a NH Master Gardener. She has organized the digging, identification and potting of members’ donated plants for the Amherst Garden Club annual sale for many years.
“I was trained to weed the garden at a very early age. One year, my sister and I took a few of Mom’s petunias and marigolds and transplanted them around an abandoned tree house. After hacking through clay, sprinkling a little 'peter rabbit' and hauling water for 2 months, our little summer garden was about bust. Only the marigolds survived. I think Mom knew we were up to something, and we probably confessed, but she never got angry. She probably figured we had learned many lessons…..my sister and I are still gardening.”