Christina Pfeiffer, Horticultural Writer/Educator
"How to Use Mulch for a More Drought Resilient Garden"presented April 10th 2023
Christina is a horticulture consultant, instructor and garden writer with over 35 years experience in landscape management and arboriculture. Sustainable and efficient landscape techniques are a special area of interest and expertise. In addition to her private practice, she is a consulting associate with Urban Forestry Services, Inc. and an active volunteer with local community garden projects. She led landscape management efforts for the Holden Arboretum and Washington Park Arboretum. A frequent speaker for local horticulture groups and the NW Flower and Garden Show, she has also taught courses in pruning, arboriculture, and landscape management at Edmonds and South Seattle Community Colleges, and at the University of Washington. She holds degrees in horticulture from Michigan State and the University of Washington, and is an ISA Certified Arborist.
"My experience with gardening goes back to the sounds and smells of raking leaves in fall when I was growing up. A high school horticulture class introduced me to this applied plant science as a profession. Educated in landscape horticulture at Michigan State University and the University of Washington, I have enjoyed a career working in public gardens, horticulture education and consulting that spans over 40 years. When I first started gardening in the PNW in the mid-1980's, I was impressed by the richness of gardening in this region. I remain humbled by the beauty and power of nature, and by how much I am still learning about gardening well."