She's a Licensed Master Social Worker by training and worked in systemic advocacy and nonprofit management for more than a decade. Her passion lays in creating a beautiful, sustainable Nashville through community work and gardening at the intersection of social justice and environmentalism.
When Linnet moved to Nashville in 2004, she began dreaming of a home and, more importantly, a garden of her own where she could put down roots. The dream came true in 2009, when she planted her first cut flower garden, just an 8 X 8 raised bed full of zinnias, at her family’s new home. She’s grown cut flowers ever since - sharing blooms every year with neighbors, and volunteering her floral design services for nonprofit events and friends’ weddings.
As Linnet’s young family grew, so did her desired to spend more time at home with her children. She began to wonder if she could move her home gardening into a career. Inspired by international approaches to urban micro farming, such as My Luscious Backyard in Toronto, she developed Green Linnet in 2018. She expanded her growing space into neighbors’ backyards and gardens across Davidson county, which now provide four times the growing space and numerous blooms for her seasonal mixed bouquets.
Green Linnet's design work is available year round and our locally grown blooms are cut fresh March through September. Reach out to schedule custom design work and check out our handmade artisan goods right here on our website.