Eve Hanlin~ About Me

My name is Eve, and I’m a gardening, plant and sustainability enthusiast.

My gardening experience started out from scratch about eight years ago, reading books from the library and experimenting with growing food and herbs and harvesting wild edible plants. 
In 2011 I took the WSU Master Gardener Training Program. It was an incredibly inspiring expereince for me. Through my time volunteering, I learned about the need for garden based education in this community. I have found that teaching is the best way to empower others to garden successfully, inspire passion, and share necessary resources. I love teaching to all ages.
A friend of mine was looking for someone to help out in her garden, pulling weeds and installing a new garden. I helped her with plant selection and identified problems, ultimately setting her on the path to gardening success. My experience helping her was eye opening, I realized that it was possible for me to empower others and make a living at the same time. That was the start of this business!
This is my dream job; to out on the field, teaching others how to appreciate nature, garden more, have access to better food, and live a more sustainable and generally healthier lifestyle. Digging around and putting plants in the ground or teaching others how to do so.
I live on a small homestead in Northeast Battle Ground, WA. In my own garden, I grow as many edible and useful plants as I possibly can (dahlias are one of my favorites). I forage for wild edible plants that I add to dinner.
You can read more about my personal adventures on our blog: PeculiarAmbitions.com/blog.

Peculiar Ambitions is the Hanlin Family Homestead’s business name. My services are an extension of this family business, offering more ways to better your lifestyle (Peculiar Ambitions’ motto: A place to explore a more mindful and creative life).
Check out our website here: PeculiarAmbitions.com.

Here’s a mini resume, to show my qualifications for garden related work and education:

  • 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)
  • Certified by OSU for Permaculture Design
  • WSU Ext. Growing Groceries Mentor (Certified to create and mentor at community gardens)
  • Growing Gardens (Portland Organization) School Garden Administrator (Certified to create, administrate and teach in school garden settings)
  • Clark County Master Composter/Recycler
  • Internship at Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center for the Master Composter/Recycler Program
  • Lifelong Learner and Avid Reader

My favorite topics (and areas of expertise) include:

  • Vegetable gardening
  • Foraging for wild edible plants (of the Pacific Northwest or within Clark County)
  • Dahlias
  • Hobby farming
  • Perennial edibles
  • Permaculture
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable landscape design
  • Ornamental landscaping
  • Environmental education
  • Backyard composting

Thank you for visiting my site, I look forward to gardening with you!

Eve Hanlin

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