Mark Jones lives and works at Sharondale. He has been gardeningintensively and encouraging people to grow food at home since 1997.
After completing a M.S. in Plant Health at Louisiana State University,he moved west and started a craft business. Since 1997, he hasoperated a small remodeling business specializing in small artisticresidential and commercial jobs. He studied Horticultural Therapy forseveral years and volunteered at a sheltered horticultural program foradults with developmental disabilities. Mark developed the SeniorRecreation Gardening Program for the Portland, Oregon Public ParksDepartment in 1999-2001. He has taught adult continuing educationclasses in gardening and permaculture principles at Portland CommunityCollege. He obtained his Permaculture Designer's Certificate in 2000. At Sharondale, Mark is developing methods incorporating naturallycultivated gourmet and medicinal mushrooms and useful food and fiberplants in gardens and edible landscapes.
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