Seeker of Magical Places. Creator of Magical Things.
Enjoys Gardening, Playing with Puppets, & Reading Children's Books
Hi, I'm Abby.
I spend my days with my hands in the soil, reading children's books, playing in treehouses, and swinging from tree swings. It's all I need in life.
Inspired by books like Brambly Hedge, Peter Rabbit, and Winnie the Pooh, I dreamt of living in a place that was filled with memories, magic, and wonder. I too needed a Hundred Acre Wood.
And with that, I created Acorn Hill. Acorn Hill is not only a place, but a feeling, a doorway back to childhood. It's filled with treehouses, tree swings, a library filled with magical children's books, and a garden overflowing with gorgeous fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs.
Periodically, we host events at Acorn Hill and invite the neighborhood over for story time and wonder walks through the garden. As a humane educator, I believe play can be a powerful tool in helping us feel connected to the magic of the natural world.
If you're curious and want to learn more about Acorn Hill, click here, otherwise, I'll meet you in the treehouse.
P.S Check out Acorn Hill Gardens, my space for children's programming, nature-based writing, and inspiration!
Random Facts Favorite book/place/thing to do? Brambly Hedge/Colligan Wood in Dungarvan, Ireland/Gardening
What did you want to be when you grew up? Art Teacher
Coolest thing you have created? My puppet, Ellie the Earth Protector!
What's your background? Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management Master of Arts in Humane Education through Valparaiso University and The Institute for Humane Education.
I've had the pleasure of working with the following organizations: