Gardening Teacher and Site Committee Chair

Miss Ivy completed her Foundations in Anthroposophy at Rudolf Steiner College in 2011.  During her time there she especially enjoyed studying Biodynamics and Phenomenology. . Before Ivy took on the role of Garden Teacher and Site Manager at SCWS in 2019, she was the owner/operator of Santa Cruz Community Compost Co, a bicycle-powered organic waste collection service in Santa Cruz.  Ivy has a long history of leaving little gardens wherever she goes. She loves the smell of damp earth and the alchemy of making soil and sowing seeds.  Her favorite part of being a garden teacher is seeing how the children grow and change along with the plants and trees.  She never tires of seeing the magical sparks of wonder that exist when a child encounters something in nature for the first time.