Garden Leader Profile: Leslie Schneider

Leslie Schneider is the leader of the 9th Street Community Garden. An accomplished gardener, this is her second season at a community garden. Schneider’s interest in plants originated while watching her father and grandmother tend to their gardens, and came full circle when she completed the MU Extension Master Gardener program in 2009.

Schneider loves working with people to achieve a common goal: a healthier lifestyle. Her current favorite things to grow are herbs and tomatoes. When she is not gardening, Schneider practices law.

The 9th Street Garden had 25 gardeners and all the plots were full for the 2011 season.

– Profile by Francie Szostak