Martha Keen

Prior to entering the Professional Gardener Program at Longwood Gardens where she is a current student, Martha was employed by the capital projects and landscape management divisions of Prospect Park Alliance in Brooklyn NY, a nonprofit conservancy committed to restoring and maintaining the park’s historic architecture and landscape after decades of deterioration and decline. Martha studied classics at St. John’s College in Santa Fe NM and has a particular interest in recording and tracking the human impulse to garden. She grew up on a hobby farm turned cut flower and vegetable CSA in rural Nebraska. Martha currently lives outside of Philadelphia PA, where she is engaged in preparing to launch an urban nursery, involvement with select Apiary Studio installations, and returning once-vacant lots into gardened parklets.