Anna Marie O’Quinn
Listed in United States
- Chula Vista, California, USA
I live in beautiful southern California and this has been the perfect environment for cultivating luscious straw bale gardens. I all from a family of life-long gardeners. Some of my earliest childhood memories are of spending time with my grandfather, in his, gardens, learning about tending to a garden and listening to stories about family.
I am a disabled veteran and found that growing a garden using the straw bale method helped me to not only grow my own food but has also been very therapeutic in helping grow my self-confidence and sense of independence and enhanced my healing as well. Starting with the outstanding Straw Bale Gardening companion book, I jumped in with both feet and my, over 1/2 acre backyard in now lush and bountiful with a spring and summer harvest. This fall will be the first full season transition in my straw bale garden.
I many years of instructing experience in my former careers before retiring and now look forward to sharing my hands-on experience gardening with others in my community.My home , my garden and myself are all works in joyful progress.