KRISTIN - Owner
Hi! I'm Kristin and I bought Urban Earth December 1st from Susan who is now happily retired. I moved to Seattle in 2003, and graduated from Seattle University with a degree in Environmental Studies. After wandering a few years, I discovered plants in a new way, so I quit everything, and went back to school for a degree in Horticulture at Edmonds Community College. I worked as a gardener, landscaper, and at a retail garden center before becoming a grower for a commercial greenhouse in Marysville.
I met with Susan in November and recognized this was the opportunity I couldn't miss. After three years growing perennials and annuals, I left my position as Assistant Head Grower to pursue something acres of greenhouses cannot offer. My horticultural areas of interest are Integrated Pest Management, pest and disease ID, and plant health and nutrition.
SARAH - Indoor Lead
Howdy, fronds! I have been with Urban Earth since April 2017. I am honored and excited to be a part of this growing business! I became passionate about horticulture as my own plant collection started to grow, and I decided to participate in OSU’s Master Gardener program. I worked for several years at a nursery in Portland, OR, and was so happy to be able to continue this work when I returned to my beautiful hometown, Seattle. I am thrilled to be the new Indoor Lead at Urban Earth, and am committed to sourcing interesting, unique houseplants, and working with local artists to bring in one-of-a-kind pottery and gift items.
JULI - Outdoor Lead
Hi everyone! I am a new member of this fabulous team of plant nerds and very excited to have a part in growing this radical little nursery in Seattle. I have a particular passion for unique perennial edibles, herbs, and all things permaculture. I love being outside and working with plants all day, and I love collaborating with people to manifest their green garden dreams through landscape design or selecting the perfect plant! I am a mother of three awesome kids, love cats and chickens, and I make art, food, and laughter whenever I can.
LISA - Sales Associate
Hello hello! My first and forever love is annual vegetable gardening enriched by a degree in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Production from Green Mountain College in Vermont. I started as an intern with Urban Earth in May 2018, then the team offered me a paid position coordinating trips to the Fremont market. We took this endeavor on as a means of increased visibility & marketing for the nursery! Thanks for supporting us at the Fremont Sunday Market during the summer of 2018! Meanwhile, as weather dictates our lives around here, I’ll spend this winter acting as an administrative assistant for the entire team. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have found ‘my people’ here at Urban Earth and I look forward to nerding out about plants with all of you!
GABY - Store WoManager
Aloe there! I’m so thrilled to be a part of this amazing botanical team of woman. I received my Environmental Science degree at the University of Central Florida. I have a passion for Ethnobotany in which is the study of plants and their practical use in cultures and communities. My previous work experience includes positions at institutions such as the University of Washington Botanical Gardens, The New York Botanical Gardens, and the Central Florida Botanical Gardens. Working at these wonderful gardens has provided me knowledge on plant identification, horticulture and gardening. I enjoy collaborating with people about plants and building a connection within the community. Our shop is full of beautiful plants and beautiful people, come on by!
PHOEBE - Mouser
Resident cat. Yowler extraordinaire. Will trade rumbly purrs for ear scritches.