My horticultural experience spans a lifetime, if you include thinning carrots and watering a big garden for my working mom, who taught me the practical side of gardening. The rest I practiced on the job as a professional propagator and landscape gardener. I was formally trained in Botany at the University of Washington. I have an M.S. in Conservation Biology. What I like are the wild edges of things, probably because I grew up on a cattle ranch in Colorado with a lot of time to explore nature.
My current personal project is the restoration of endangered Oregon white oak habitat on 20 acres in Oregon. You can see more about it at Gopher Valley Journal.