Aug 2 - 2022

Alexis Ashworth – Founder of Root in Nature

About the Episode

Alexis Ashworth founded Root in Nature because of a long-time love of plants and gardening, and an appreciation of their therapeutic benefits. On the weekends she can be found in her fruit and vegetable gardens, growing food for her husband to cook and two young daughters to enjoy.

Alexis spent 11 years as CEO of Habitat for Humanity in Ottawa and Halifax. She holds a BComm in Finance, an MBA in International Development Management, and is a member of the Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association. She chairs the Canadian Garden Council’s Therapeutic Garden Invitations Task Force.

A passion for horticulture grew through volunteer engagements with Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF). She has lived and worked internationally, including Habitat for Humanity build projects in El Salvador and Ethiopia.

In her spare time Alexis enjoys staying active through tennis, cycling and yoga.

We talked about:

1) Root in Nature’s mission to bring the healing power of nature and plants to the community through horticultural therapy, nature-based programs and employee well-being.

2) Bringing more plants into your workplace and life.

3) Virtual and in-person workshops you can join.

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