Ellia Guy has always been most comfortable outdoors. That is possibly a legacy of spending most of her childhood playing outside climbing trees, exploring the myriad of creeks around where she grew up and in the garden. Ellia now runs Future Wild, a business that envisions our cities transformed into a verdant mosaic of native habitat patches and edible gardens.
After spending several years studying and working in the Netherlands in incorporating sustainability into product innovation, Charity Teoh Buldt returned to Melbourne to start a family. With the busyness of juggling work and family commitments, sustainability can be hard to implement. A good start has been to expose her kids to edible gardens as early as possible, hence she chose to use Glowpear Urban Gardens.
Our Glowpearian this quarter is Madison based Steven Knurr. Steven is in marketing at a Wisconsin technology consulting firm focusing on healthcare, retail, and manufacturing sectors.
Using his creative talents Steven developed an impressive urban greenhouse that is technology driven. It blends seamlessly with his 'up and coming' neighbourhood, where 'pour over' coffee, fixed geared bikes, and backyard chicken coups are the norm.
Chicago native, Sara Gasbarra, is the founder of Verdura, a full service culinary garden design company working with hotels, restaurants, cafes and businesses all over the US.
Jon Kingston describes himself as a 'free range urban horticulturalist'.
He spends his time designing, installing and maintaining balcony and roof top garden spaces around Sydney, Australia.
Carrie Forrest is California-based blogger sharing inspiration for healthy, balanced living.
Her professional background is in non-profit healthcare fundraising and masters degrees in business administration and in public health (nutrition).