Gardening is a Verb
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St. Louis native Cindy Gilberg, who passed away last summer, was an expert horticulturist who taught numerous gardeners how to create beautiful landscapes that have served to benefit the environment by using our region’s native plants. In addition to operating the successful Gilberg Perennial Farms, a destination for novice and seasoned gardeners alike, Cindy taught horticulture classes at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve and many other locations throughout the region for both the residential and commercial gardening community for 30 years. She was also a talented writer, contributing a wealth of articles to publications statewide. The collection of writings share her personal reflections along with the practice of using native plants to conserve water, support biodiversity, building healthy soils and reducing the use of chemicals.

Many of these essays have been collected in the volume Gardening is a Verb, available through the Garden Gate Shop. In the future, we look forward to sharing even more of Cindy's writing through additional essays posted exclusively here.