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About me - Bio

About me - Bio
Valerie Allgrove is a writer, verbal and visual communicator, and naturalist with over 30 years of experience as a practicing naturalist, beginning with her participation in studying the Monarch Butterfly as a correspondent of the University of Toronto’s Insect Migration Program when she was 11 years old. Her fascination with plants has taken her across the USA to photograph wild orchids, gardens, and spend time with expert colleagues from Oregon to North Carolina, Maine to Louisiana, and even to Puerto Rico. Her special understanding of New England from bedrock geology and soil Ph to the patterns of forest succession resulted in her being appointed Conservation Chair for the Connecticut Orchid Society from 2002 to 2009.

Valerie has a BS in Communications/Media with a specialty in Technical Writing from Fitchburg State College. In 2002, she took the Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide training. She has used her skills in writing short how-to programs on tops such as re-potting tropical orchids, growing plants from woody cuttings, and creating bog gardens. Valerie has also led hikes for the Farmington Valley Watershed Association, the Connecticut Orchid Society, the Northeastern Foresters (SCA), and private clients.

Throughout her life Valerie has led botanical and geological field trips, taken, published and displayed photographs, given lectures and presentations, written stories, and shared her love of outdoors adventures. She has helped hundreds of people to increase their awareness of nature, and has increased the enjoyment of members of various Plant, Butterfly, and Nature organizations in their specialties.

Pleasant Gardens is located in Windsor, CT. It is a private home where we practice regenerative agriculture and focus on fruit trees, perennial vegetables, and native plants.

Additionally, as Mosiacs by VAllgrove, we create one of a kind glass on glass mosaics to hang in the window, and 3D garden critters.


Mosaics for sale
Mosaics for sale - GOG
2024 Plants for Sale
2024 Plants for Sale - Current list of plants for sale
3D Mosaics
3D Mosaics
Classes
Classes - Classes - Adult Ed style
Events
Events - List of events where I will be vending or teaching
Lavender Food
Lavender Food - Lavender Recipes
Links to useful information - This is to help people find some of the information and places that I use regularly.
Contact Us
Contact Us
Walk and Workshop Notes
Walk and Workshop Notes - Details

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