As you may know, I’ve been rather busy for the past 2 years filming videos for the Academy.
It's been loads of fun, but it means I rarely get around to doing free videos, and sometimes it's 3 or more weeks between blog posts.
So I've finally decided to get a bit of help. I'm still doing everything around here, just with a bit of help from... my sister! I’ll let her introduce herself:
Hi everybody! I'm Phil's younger sister.
I'm super excited about helping Phil out with odds and ends around here, which may be some videos, a bit of writing/editing, and whatever else he needs.
My gardening story begins a lot like my brother’s. I grew up working in my parents’ garden center which is where I started to learn about gardening.
After high school, I went on to study Horticulture in college. There, I took classes in arboriculture, plant identification, soils, greenhouse management, etc.
It wasn’t until after that that I became passionate about organic gardening. Phil had his own organic gardening business, which he passed on to me in 2007.
Following in his footsteps I learned the organic way of doing things and fell in love with this entirely different approach.
This is when I became a smiling gardener, too! I love wet, wiggling earthworms, juicy red tomatoes and rich, dark soils. Dirty fingernails have become a regular part of my life!
Like many gardeners, much of my experience has come from the numerous hours I’ve spent playing in my own vegetable garden.
And then there's the many years doing it professionally... although, having Phil as a brother has probably been the biggest contribution to my understanding of garden health.
Aside from organic gardening I'm interested in health and nutrition and I'm currently living in the Netherlands.
I’ve been in Amsterdam for nearly three years now where I'm studying psychology at the University of Amsterdam.
Please give a warm welcome to H in the comments below and let us know where you're gardening!