Leading a crew of 4 and a team of 30 horticulture volunteers, she curates and interprets a collection of 500 edible plants, two orchards and designs and installs season annual displays.
During the 2013 season, 35,000 vegetables grew in the Fruit & Vegetable garden, producing a harvest of 6,200 pounds.
A native Minnesotan, Lisa’s love for vegetable farming comes honestly.her family emigrated from Norway and began farming over 130 years ago and they still manage the family’s century farm.
Lisa received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in Geology and worked on certificates from the Joseph Regenstein School of the Chicago Botanic Garden in Professional Landscaping 1 and 2 and Ornamental Plant Identification and Garden Design.
You can follow Lisa on Twitter @hilgenberg8.