Writing and Editing
- Founder and editor of Good Gardening Videos.org, a 501(c)(3) pro-science, pro-environment educational campaign that launched in 2017.
- Co-founder, co-editor and regular contributor to the award-winning team blog GardenRant.
- Garden blogger for independent garden centers, including Behnkes and Homestead Gardens in Maryland.
- Founder and photo editor of DC Gardens, a nonprofit campaign to promote gardening and public gardens in the Washington, D.C. area.
- Contributor to national magazines, including Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening and Landscape Architecture.
- Founder, editor and contributor to Greenbelt Online, the community website about the New Deal garden city of Greenbelt, Maryland.
- From 2005 to 2013 Susan taught gardening to clients in their gardens – a service known as coaching.
- Former president and newsletter editor for the Takoma Horticultural Club in Maryland.
- Organizer of garden tours, plant swaps and other local teaching and networking events for gardeners.
Education and Work History
- Attended public schools in Richmond, Virginia and earned a B.A. from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.
- Before her mid-life career change to garden coaching and writing, Susan worked at Common Cause and as an assignment court reporter for Congress, federal agencies, and the courts.
- Certified as a Master Gardener in the District of Columbia.
Contact Susan via email.