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Priscilla Williams, Pumpkin Brook Organic Gardening — 978.425.5531

Pumpkin Brook Organic Gardening Is Ready to Spring into Summer

Ayer, Mass. — Gardener extraordinaire Priscilla Williams has a very exciting growing season planned for 2022.

Now coming into its twenty-second year in business in northwest suburban Boston, Pumpkin Brook Organic Gardening, Inc. is still leading the way and setting the trends for the classically beautiful New England towns of Lincoln, Concord, Carlisle, Groton, Harvard, Bolton, Stow, Acton, and surrounding communities.

This year promises to be so productive that Ms. Williams wants to add five new staff-members to her current team, including three apprentices, one team leader, and one versatile project manager. These newcomers will be encouraged to — and expected to — “learn on the job.” This dynamic approach to building up a very knowledgeable staff of 20-odd employees has stood Ms. Williams in good stead for many years.

“I started this business 21 years ago, working out of my station wagon,” recalls Ms. Williams. “I was known to the public as The Seedling Specialist.” From 1997 to 2001, she grew and sold heirloom plants. That focus on new plants struggling to graduate from seed to seedling has been eclipsed by a very broad spectrum of services for maintaining entire landscapes. Pumpkin Brook’s objective is to renovate existing gardens or build new ones, complete with all the planting, pruning, and mulching that such work requires. Ms. Williams has refined her art over many springs and summers, beautifying suburban Boston with peerless organic horticulture.

A native of Connecticut, Ms. Williams came to home gardening at an early age. She studied her craft at Garden in the Woods and Arnold Arboretum in Boston. From the start of her career, she was ahead of the curve with organics and native plants, creating healthy, non-toxic environments and cooperating with Mother Nature’s choices for plants that have thrived for millennia in the soil of what today we call New England.

Ms. Williams is a founding member of the Organic Land Care Program under the umbrella of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA). The company employs many principles of Permaculture, a methodology of caring for the land that mimics natural systems. This science also takes account of traditional methods of enriching the land. Ms. Williams emphasizes knowledge of the soil and what she calls the “web of life” beneath our feet that is much more delicate and complicated than many of us know. (Most staff-members at PBOG are accredited professionals with the NOFA Organic Land Care Program.) Ms. Williams’ goal is always to apply organic and sustainable methods, and to work with nature.

Ms. Williams has such an extensive clientele that new hires are absolutely essential now. These new team members “will be doing a lot of planting and other physical work” that gardening demands and learning their trade, as it were, from the ground up.

Prospective candidates for the five positions can review the opportunities at and contact Priscilla Williams at 978-425-5531 for more information about the spectacular spring and summer she will be bringing to the Boston area this year, and presumably for many years to come.

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