Homegrown Designs is all about where we are, how we view the world, what we believe in. Buying local. Caring for the environment. Sustainability.
Homegrown is what my husband, the “Gardener”, does for our family – provides us with amazing food from his garden on our “ranchette”. He has taught our children how to plant and care for the garden since they were big enough to walk to the garden on their own. And he has given them an appreciation for where our food comes from – farm to the table.
The gardener is also a career Park Ranger at a park whose ridgeline I can see from my kitchen window.
My career background is in park law enforcement as well. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Environment and Natural Resources and have had the pleasure of working as a Park Officer / Ranger for the National Park Service, State parks and several municipal park agencies. In addition to that, I served as Deputy Sheriff. Retired from law enforcement after 12 years, now I work at one of the best public universities in the country in student services helping others pursue their dreams of “green careers”.
In addition to my full time Mom gig, my part time university job – I find time to run my Two Peas in a Pod Homegrown Designs business.
I design sewing patterns, publish projects in magazines, and have appeared on several seasons of the show It’s Sew Easy. I don’t sit still very often.
Growing up in a family with lots of artists from painters to sculptors, it’s something I feel like I was born with and my kids have that same born “talent” for art and design. I love it when I can design, draw, paint and sew. I’d love to hear from you – email me. firstname.lastname@example.org