Leah and Jacqui have a decade of gardening between them. Over the last few years both have been mentored by long time Master Gardener Cheryl Conklin. Working closely with Cheryl, they have learned the artistry and expertise to build and maintain beautiful, sustainable gardens.
Leah is a Colorado Springs native, born and raised on the westside. Her love of plants solidified while she was receiving her certification as a Community Herbalist. Gardening quickly become a hobby and soon a career. She has an Associates degree from PPCC, teaches community herb classes, and is continuing gardening education through classes available from the Denver Botanic Gardens. Leah is an exceptionally skilled plantswoman, quick to identify any plant’s needs. When Leah isn’t working, she’s mountain biking, wildcrafting herbs, gardening in her aquaponics greenhouse, or enjoying quiet sunshine moments with her pup Agate.
Jacqui has spent most of her life in Colorado Springs. She studied holistic nutrition, and is passionate about vegetable, herbal and ornamental gardening. Jacqui began her gardening career in 2010. Took a break for a few years to raise her daughter (and an extensive home garden) and happily found herself back in professional gardening five years later. She has an artful eye and enjoys the challenges and rewards of garden design. Jacqui continues her education through seminars and classes across the Rocky Mountain region. She’s also an avid hiker, cyclist, and outdoorswoman. She and her daughter Della enjoy creating art, cooking, and making the most of the beautiful Colorado outdoors.