At all ages and in all situations a common theme has woven it’s way through Amy’s life and that is her need to grow things.
As a toddler, whenever she could escape her mother’s watchful eye, Amy began exploring and developing her love for growing things, often leaving a trail of dirt, broken pots, and tortured plants in her wake.
Later while in elementary school, Amy commandeered her parents’ tools and haphazardly planted what was to be her first “garden”. To this day Amy eagerly awaits the arrival of winter seed catalogs so that she can begin planning for the growing season and starting seeds for the summer’s promise of homegrown veggies.
Born and Raised in Spokane, Amy attended Washington State University where she met and married her husband, Karl. After earning degrees in horticulture and landscape architecture she began practicing and honing her skills first as a wholesale nurseryman and later as a landscape designer.
In 1998 she and Karl relocated to Fort Collins when he was offered a position as a software engineer. Amy soon joined the design team at Cityscape Urban Design where she worked as a landscape architect on a wide variety of projects across the Front Range and Wyoming.
As children came along, it was only natural that they were included in the bustle of caring for the garden and surrounding landscape. When she’s not out weeding or tending to her multitude of indoor plants, you can find Amy reading, writing, watching movies, running her kids about town, or spending time with friends and family.
Passionate about writing and sharing the knowledge that she’s gained over the years, Amy invites you to join her as she and her family explore farming and all of its facets in Fort Collins and the surrounding area.