Deborah Phare is a graduate of the Edmonds Community College Horticulture program. She is a former volunteer at the Rose Garden at Woodland Park, and in January 2010 she completed the Master Forester program for Carkeek Park. Currently, Deborah is Lead Steward at the Demonstration Gardens in Carkeek Park. Before entering horticulture, Deborah worked in the medical field for 25 years. www.whileIwasgardening.wordpress.com.