School Gardens Program Manager
Denise joined The Environmental Center in 2006 and is responsible for our on-site Kansas Avenue Learning Garden and the Garden for Every School program. She has a B.A. in Outdoor Education from Prescott College, and has over 20 years of experience with youth in classroom, outdoor and therapeutic settings. She had zero gardening experience before our garden broke ground in 2010, and has been learning new things every year ever since. She previously managed our Rethink Waste Project from 2011-2018, and continues to have a deep interest in being resourceful over buying new. When she’s not busy being a mom, she’s skiing, floating a river, or creating jewelry and art from upcycled materials at Lost and Found Art.