Thanks for visiting my site and wanting to learn more about me.
My name is Eve Hanlin, and I’m a gardening, plant, and sustainability enthusiast.
I live on a small homestead in Northeast Battle Ground, WA. I’m a student at Clark College working on my transfer degree for OSU online, working toward my Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture.
In my own garden, I grow as many edible and useful plants as I possibly can. I forage for wild edible plants and add them to my meals. My background, at this point, does not yet include the formal institutional academic achievements (as I am still a student). However, I have many years of hands on, unique, and highly applicable educational experiences. I am incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to learn through jobs, hands-on experimentation, volunteering, reading, studying and practicing what I am so passionate about:
- I’m a WSU Extension Master Gardener (I volunteer help with answer clinic booths at farmers markets, teach classes on gardening, and contribute general labor like helping raise plants for their annual fundraiser plant sale. Over 500 hours experience and counting.)
- Certified by OSU for Permaculture Design
- WSU Extension Growing Groceries Mentor (Certified to create and mentor in community garden spaces)
- Growing Gardens (Portland Organization) School Garden Administrator (Certified to design, administrate and teach in school garden spaces)
- Clark County Master Composter/Recycler
- “Neighborwoods” Certified Vancouver, WA Street Tree Steward
- Background in Environmental Education working for Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center and Clark County Environmental Services
I have also spent a lot of time reading plant books. I am a book nerd, and I belive that you can learn anything through the words of an expert. Send me an email if you need a book recommendation for a specific botanical topic, or check out my Amazon Affiliate Bookstore.
Growing food isn’t an option for everybody, but education on gardening techniques and access to resources should not stop anyone. Foraging for edible plants (even from urban backyards) is another way that a diet can be improved. Through teaching, I hope to empower all ages and inspire others to grow their own food, beautify their lives, improve their health, and spend more time outdoors. This is why I offer workshops, tutoring, and other educational opportunities on introductory level gardening, foraging, and sustainability topics.
Thank you for visiting my site, I look forward to working with you.