Kristen Blaker is an artist, educator, and The Director of Education at Hiland Hall Gardens (HHG). She teaches growing, whether that means growing carrots, creativity, or confidence to a wide range of students. Her blog posts are inspired by work she does in the gardens. Kristen also creates her own artwork inspired by homegrown vegetables, flower gardens, interesting animals and vintage botanical drawings; you can find her collection at kristenbstudio.com. She lives with her husband and three young children in North Bennington, Vermont.