Mary Jane Duford, Fiddle-Playing Gardening Blogger in British Columbia | MOTHER EARTH NEWS

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Mary Jane Duford, Fiddle-Playing Gardening Blogger in British Columbia

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Occupation: Mother, gardener, engineer, fiddle player, and content creator

Residence: Okanagan Valley, Canada

Background: Mary Jane is a gardening blogger and video creator based in British Columbia, Canada. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2012 with a degree in Applied Science. She also loves music and is an avid bluegrass fiddle player. At home, she loves to grow greens, veggies, herbs, and berries along with her children (generally with a cup of strong tea).

Born and raised in a small town, she values the community-building aspects of gardening, including seed swaps, local gardening organizations, and public garden space. Mary Jane loves helping new gardeners work through the common pitfalls of beginner gardening, as well as demystifying the process of caring for plants. She’s often found spending time in the garden with her family (even when it’s snowy outside!).

Mary Jane is continuing the task of creating a productive landscape around her childhood home for her own children to enjoy and learn from. Mary Jane writes about her experiences on her gardening blog, Home for the Harvest. She also vlogs about her garden and about natural living on her YouTube channel.

Connect with Mary Jane at Home for the Harvest, and on Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.

Photo by Jane Thomson