I have been an environmentalist, educator, and organic gardener-on both coasts- for over 40 years. I served on the Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, where I chaired the subcommittee on pesticide use. The American Rose Society gave me an Award of Merit for my writing on organic gardening and I wrote the garden column for Dan’s Papers in the Hamptons. I’ve also written for The Nation Magazine, New York Newsday, Film Comment, and Fine Gardening Magazine.
I have taught at New York University, and at Stanford, where I also served as University Ombudsman. On my recommendation as Ombudsman, Stanford instituted a University wide program of IPM. I have given classes at The New York Botanical Garden and Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and I have lectured for garden clubs and organizations in the tri-state area.