Karen Benson started Earth Healer LLC after doing gardening all of her life and garden design for the past 12 years. The passion for gardening came from her mother, Norma, who was a fabulous cook and either used fresh produce out of the garden – or preserved it for use during the long Montana winters – or from her grandmother, Hilma, who had the most fabulous hydrangeas on the east slope of the Rocky Mountains.
With a Master’s Degree in Biology and active in horticulture organizations, she has volunteered in numerous community and park gardens in Oregon and Washington State most of her adult life. And as a nurse practitioner, she would observe that plants really did seem to help patient’s deal better with stress, get well faster, and find some joy in their lives. This business is her way to share her gardening passion and what she has learned with others.