Let me introduce myself. My name is Gina Dobrodzicka.
My personal and professional journey has taken me from Warsaw, Poland where I worked as a PhD research sociologist to the horticulture field in Canada. At first, for over a decade I lived in Ottawa, Ontario then for a half of decade in South Surrey, British Columbia and right now in Sidney on Vancouver Island.
I graduated with honours from the Horticulture Department of Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2006 and joined the Master Gardeners of Ottawa Carleton. I founded and successfully operated GD GARDEN DESIGN, a landscape design company, for five years in Ottawa. My clients included single family home owners and apartment property managers.
After my family relocated to the West Coast in 2011, I joined the Master Gardeners of Vancouver Chapter and became a volunteer tour guide at Darts Hill Garden Park in South Surrey. I re-established my company GD Garden Design in 2012. My clients were single family home owners.
I have authored over 40 general interest articles on various horticulture-related subjects which have been published in the ‘Ottawa Sun’, ‘Due West’ and Lee Valley Tools Gardening Newsletters.