262 Cook Ave. Ext.

Port Townsend, WA 98368

Sustainable Garden Design grows out of a 35-year career in ecological horticulture and sustainable agriculture. This background includes running Rainshadow Gardens in PT for 20 years, writing a gardening column in the Port Townsend Leader for seven years, and earning a Permaculture Design Certificate from Oregon State University in 2015. Other permaculture experience includes a month-long workshop in Oaxaca in 1993.  Jeanmarie also taught organic gardening at UCSC Farm and Garden for 4 years in the mid-1980’s and had a market garden in Missouri.

In addition, Jeanmarie has taught workshops and courses on landscape design, ethnobotany, garden design for bird habitat, fruit tree pruning, herb cultivation, seed saving, insect identification and pest management.

As a freelance writer and editor, Jeanmarie has worked with John Jeavon’s Ecology Action and Organic Seed Alliance. Her excellent communication skills facilitate the design process.  With her guidance homeowners realize their dreams by clarifying each member’s wishes and reservations and setting realistic timelines for attaining garden goals.