“Karen Hugg has written a fine and important guide on how gardening nurtures us as we nurture the Earth, and how to deepen our reciprocity with the rest of the natural world.”
–Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle
Agent: Jill Marsal at Marsal Lyon Agency, jill at marsal lyon agency dot com
Publicity: Jessica Kastner: jkastner at rowman dot com, 860.709.5711
Email: kjkhugg (at symbol) g mail (one word) dot com
Karen Hugg is a green wellness designer, highly regarded author, and professional gardener with over 25 years of experience. Her latest book, Leaf Your Troubles Behind: How to Destress and Grow Happiness through Plants, helps people relieve their stress by engaging with the joys of nature.
With an MA, MFA and certification in horticulture, Karen has contributed to The Washington Post, Wired, Thrive Global, and other national media outlets. She’s been featured on the TV show New Day Northwest and as an expert source for Mind Body Green and other magazines. Her thoughts on plants and mental health can be heard on multiple podcasts including Brain Matters and Let’s Get Growing.
As a former overwhelmed tech worker, Karen can help anyone who’s suffering from burnout find peace, relaxation, and renewed energy through her fun and simple, seven-step program.
For fun, she likes bike riding, playing with her dogs, and writing fictional stories about plants.
Karen Hugg is the author of Leaf Your Troubles Behind: How to Destress and Grow Happiness Through Plants, Harvesting the Sky, The Forgetting Flower, and Song of the Tree Hollow. Born and raised in Chicago, she moved to Seattle and worked as an editor in tech before becoming an ornamental horticulturalist and master pruner. She earned her MFA from Goddard College and has contributed to The Washington Post, Wired, Shondaland, Thrive Global, and other outlets. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband, kids, and two dogs. For more information, visit http://www.karenhugg.com.