Is a foodie and a people person
Married with two children
Passionate about edible gardens (not just vegetables)
Volunteers in her town on landscape- and school-related issues
Favorite places: Gardens around the world
Principal of SegoDesign, her landscape design firm in Lincoln, MA
Q: WHAT IS THE LAST MEAL YOU’D HAVE ON EARTH AND WHO WOULD COOK IT FOR YOU?
A: I would have a huge, abundant, tasty, and lengthy Thanksgiving meal with my entire family and all my friends – all those far-flung souls I’ll never get in one place together. And I would cook for them all to express how much I love and miss them.
Q: ISN’T THANKSGIVING JUST THE BEST – THE WHOLE FALL SEASON, REALLY?
A: Yes and this fall is the best I can remember in 12 years of living in New England. Right now, I’m loving biking through the lanes of Lincoln, Lexington, Concord in this fabulous, fall weather.
Q: WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR OTHER FAVORITE PLACES AND PASSIONS?
A: Well, I love visiting gardens – Boston’s own Tower Hill and Arnold Arboretum, Red Butte Garden in Utah, Longwood in Pennsylvania, the New York Botanical Garden – and garden festivals, especially the ever-rotating Chaumont-sur-Loire themed Gardens in France. And I adore Stone Barns in New York with the Blue Hill restaurant and café. Amazing.
Q: WOW, NEXT TIME I GO GARDEN-HOPPING, I’M GOING WITH YOU! LAST QUESTION: WHO BROUGHT YOU INTO SHEGIVES AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT HER?
A: Kathy Taudvin asked me to be a founding member of SheGives. I love her courage and her willingness to share authentically of herself. I love her straightforwardness tempered by respectful boundaries, and I love her style!
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