I have lived the first half of my life in Iran and the second half in Canada. These two locales have engendered in me a deep appreciation for gardening and an ever-lasting love of plants.
For the past 21 years, I have resided in Richmond, British Columbia. In that time, I have volunteered at the Richmond SPCA, the Vancouver Aquarium and the VanDusen Botanical Garden. I have worked at and contributed to two local farms, The Sharing Farm Society and the Earthwise Society. I have served on numerous boards including the London Heritage Farm, the Garden City Lands Conservation Society, and the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association. I am currently the Co-president of Native Plant Society of BC and guide the society’s educational goals through our online social media platform and our events.