I am pleased to announce that I have sold Pumpkin Brook Organic Gardening to a new owner, Mr. Yong Sun, as of June 30th. I’ll be spending the summer training Yong and meeting our various clients as we make the rounds together. All staff will be continuing under Yong’s direction. Our services and the name of the company will remain the same.
It is somewhat of a bittersweet moment for me, having worked in hundreds of client gardens (one at a time, of course) since Spring 2001! I am so grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to know each of you and to see the transformation of your property. It has been a joyful quest to search out and connect with growers of special plants around the region and to watch our plantings grow and thrive over time.
My plan is to retire and turn to my garden history research and writing project about the history of the Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture for Women. I’ll be winnowing down my possessions for my move late next year to Hager Homestead in Littleton, the first senior cohousing development in New England, currently under construction. I’m excited to start a smaller garden around my new cottage home and to participate in the care of our landscape and community vegetable garden.
Back in 2001, the NOFA Organic Land Care Standards were being written, and I was excited to be a part of the drafting committee. I took the Standards to heart and implemented them from the very beginnings of Pumpkin Brook. Since then, “organic” has become a household word. I’m confident that the PBOG staff will continue to uphold the OLC Standards and bring the very best service and beauty to you.