About Mary Jane Duford

Mary Jane Duford is a Master Gardener and founder of the gardening website Home for the Harvest. She is also a professional engineer, certified permaculture garden designer, and mom of three.

Mary Jane has been featured online and in print by publications such as Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Insider, Mother Earth News, Mother Earth Gardener, Heirloom Gardener Magazine, Realtor.com, Family Handyman, The Spruce, Taste of Home, Hunker, and the National Garden Bureau. She lives with her family in the Okanagan Valley.

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Bachelor of Applied Science, Civil Engineering

University of British Columbia, Faculty of Applied Science

2021 Digital Contributor

Mother Earth News

International Engineering Exchange Student

University of Edinburgh, School of Engineering

RBC Innovation Award

Royal Bank of Canada

Featured Garden Blogger (Print Edition, Fall 2017)

Heirloom Gardener Magazine (now Mother Earth Gardener)

Volunteer Early Years Science Teacher

Girl Guides & Various Schools in West Africa

Permaculture Design Certificate

Permaculture Institute

Workshop Presenter

Wild Oak Freestyle Holiday Workshops

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