My road in life has been direct.
Realized that if kids learned how to grow their own food, they'd understand the natural environment much better.
She started with one single garden, which she tended with her friend, a school principal.
The two immediately saw the opportunity to interweave gardening with education.
Partnered up with the American Heart Association to combat obesity by teaching kids about the connection between the environment and their health.
Her foundation is about connecting kids with the earth, but also about connecting them with other people who love and care for the earth.
Sees gardening as a good form of therapy for kids who are having a rough time.
Teaching Gardens has now spread across the country, and works with 150 different schools.
Says that when kids see that their teachers and role models care about the environment, they start to mirror their thinking.