The Farmstead Educator


Jeff Ross

Jeff Ross grew up among a family of gardeners in Knoxville–his mother and both grandmothers raised many flowers and vegetables, and his great-grandfather was a landscape architect in the 1930s and 40s. While studying history in college, he took a summer job at a family-run nursery and decided to make it his career.

He has worked in propagation, nursery management, garden design and restoration of period and historic gardens. His love for history colors his interest in the lore of the Appalachian region and its plantlife. Additionally, cooking is one of his greatest passions and is what drives him as a grower of organic herbs and vegetables. Jeff has now been working with plants for a living for 19 years. He joined Blackberry Farm in early 2006 on the recommendation of Master Gardener John Coykendall.

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