About Us

Dawn Pape started planting gardens in third grade when she was awarded a packet of seeds by her teacher. She earned her undergraduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Education, German Literature and Environmental Studies and her Masters degree in Environmental Education from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. For the past seventeen years she has worked as a high school teacher, at a non-profit helping schools develop nature areas on their school grounds, and as an environmental education coordinator at a watershed district where she started the Blue Thumb – Planting for Clean Water® program. She has been a Master Gardener for twelve years and lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and two young sons.


Proceeds from all book sales are shared with like-minded organizations. Contact Dawn to sell her book at your next event!