Allison Pittman has a passion for edible & wildlife gardening and the human connection to nature. Allison has been in and around the horticulture industry for 10+ years with experience in garden design, horticulture therapy, propagation, education, and greenhouse management. Being a 4th generation gardener, soil has always been in her blood.
Allison managed and operated one of the largest plant sales in Gaston County, NC for multiple years with an emphasis on native plants. She’s worked with cities, organizations, neighborhoods, and schools on how to successfully build and design sustainable, pollinator gardens. She actively participates in citizen science with a county record for a rare butterfly sighting. She presents and educates the public on how to improve backyard ecosystems and to grow vegetables with an organic approach. She’s worked in several horticultural therapeutic programs engaging individuals with plants and plant-based activities. She freelances and contributes to garden blogs.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science as well as graphic arts and worked for international corporations as a software engineer. After realizing her son would only eat brown and white food items, she left corporate America and returned to her love of gardening which bloomed into a career in horticulture. Her analyzation, problem solving, and artistic perspective makes her garden approach efficient and mindful of the surrounding biodiversity. She is the founder of All I Plant, and is a member of the Carolina Horticulture Therapeutic Network and Native Plant Society. By the way, her son now loves spinach.