M.S. Candidate, Urban Sustainability
Gaby has been teaching the Horticulture courses and running the summer internship program as the Landscape and Education Specialist at the Smith College Botanic Garden for almost 20 years. She also provides private residential landscape design and installation services all over the Valley with her business, Green Thumb for Hire. A native New Yorker, she oversaw field operations for NYC’s community gardening program, and accumulated a range of professional experience in both horticulture and agriculture all over the U.S. before settling down in Northampton in 1999. Gaby has served on the Board of Grow Food Northampton and played a leadership role in the development of their community farm for almost a decade. She is also the Co-Moderator of the Mill River Greenway Initiative, a working group of local citizens who aim to protect the Mill River watershed, preserve its cultural artifacts, enhance its biological health and encourage recreational activity.