Excited to share this Q&A from our first Featured Horticulturist, Lori Hayes of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.
WinH: What is your current position and what got you there?
LH: I've worked for the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation for 36 years (formerly Fairmount Park Commission until 2011)
I've held various "Green titles" from Grounds Maintenance to Landscape Projects Technician to Regional Manager in Operations and Landscape Management.
I am a certified Arborist and PA State Master Gardener
LH: I studied Horticulture in High School, almost 40 years in Philadelphia.
WinH: What inspires you in horticulture?
LH: Inspiration includes seeing the world around me... what's blooming when and following the sequence of bloom times. Watching the seasons change and photographing / documenting day to (day) changes as plants and trees reach maturity.
WinH: What advice do you have for women in our industry?
1. Stay current
2. Be Involved
3. Show up everyday and encourage others
Thank you, Lori for doing the Q&A, and for your wonderful photos!