After a career in Electronics and years of growing tomatoes on the balcony in Victoria’s temperate climate, I decided to pursue horticulture as a career. After taking the full-time PHC program, my fellow graduate and former rugby teammate Nicole Yano and I started WY Yards & Gardens. In addition to working on all kinds/sizes of local properties, I spent five years as the Head Gardener at Abkhazi Gardens, a public garden in Fairfield, before becoming an instructor at PHC. Outside of gardening, I am a long-standing member of James Bay Athletic Association where I played and coached rugby. I am an enthusiastic member of several local garden clubs and love my work.
PHC Courses Taught:
Turfgrass Management, Water Features, Practical Skills, Plant ID, Tools and Equipment, Cannabis Basics.
Electronics Engineering Technologist, Lethbridge College
Landscape Horticulture Technician Certificate, Pacific Horticulture College, 2005
Red Seal Horticulturist Certification, 2013
WY Yards and Gardens
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Botany of Desire
Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs
Flora – Dictionary of Common Plant Names (Firefly Books)