Gaby teaches Horticulture and runs the summer internship for the Smith College Botanic Garden. She also provides private residential landscape design and installation services all over the Valley, often with Smith students for a crew. A native New Yorker, she oversaw field operations for NYC’s community gardening program, GreenThumb, 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 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. The Mill River Greenway, linking Northampton to Williamsburg, will someday cross the Grow Food Northampton Community Farm.
Founding Board President and first Executive Director (2009-2014)