My book, Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening, now considered a classic, was groundbreaking when published as no one had written about gardening in the context of creativity, spirituality, and transformation. Digging Deep gives me the chance to teach my 7-step process for being more creative in the garden as well as in life.
In addition to being a recognized gardening expert and deep ecologist, I am a broadcaster, journalist, Ordained Interfaith Minister, and Soul Tender. All of my work — whether I am writing, designing a garden, or guiding someone to a broader understanding of their potential through my soul tending practice – is based on my deep belief that our need to connect to the earth is an inherent trait – and that by doing so, we heal and experience more joy in our lives.
My faith in the healing power of nature informs everything I do. Each of us benefits from being surrounded by the beauty and therapeutic effect of nature – at home, work, and in the city or town where we live. To facilitate the ability for city dwellers to interact with nature, I focus on ecological landscape design, vertical green walls, green roof gardening, urban gardening, and sustainable urban agriculture.
In my Soul Tending practice, I help clients unearth the divinity within themselves and facilitate the expansion of their consciousness and personal growth. This sacred work is a natural result of my spending several years on deep inner spiritual work, practicing mindful gardening, being in nature, and becoming an Ordained Interfaith Minister.
I am a CBS Radio News Gardening Contributor – my gardening features are heard several times a week on CBS Radio stations throughout the country. I have been a Regular Contributor on The Today Show, and made appearances on Live with Regis and Kelly, CNN, HGTV, Discovery, DIY, Comcast and NBC10 in Philadelphia. I have been the GardenSmart Contributor for USA Weekend Magazine (with a circulation of 49.5 million), a Contributing Editor for Radius Magazine, and was instrumental in developing the iVillage Garden Channel. I am also a co-creator of Gardening Gone Wild — a highly respected blog of gardening authors, photographers, and broadcasters. I sit on The Advisory Board of The Healthy House Institute and The Housekeeping Channel.