Anita Stone is a retired science education teacher and a certified
Master Gardener. Her second career has found substance as a horticultural therapist
at Magnolia Glen, Woodland Terrace, and Heartfields, teaching seniors how to garden from an indoor facility.
While teaching horticulture at Montgomery College,
Anita became a garden columnist for The Pilot which serves three counties in the Sandhills area and has contributed to The
News & Observer in North Carolina, Fifty + Magazine, Carolina Woman, Countryside, Herb Companion, Backhome, Acres, and House, Home and Garden. She is currently assembling a
project for Scholastic.
Anita has spoken at a variety of garden clubs and herb societies. She has taught Girl Scout leaders how to teach their troops the importance of herbs/gardening
along with methods. She has initiated and implemented a program for teachers
so they can return to the classroom with activities and tools to enhance their programs.
And she has taught Health Care professionals how to teach horticulture to seniors who reside in assisted living and
skilled nursing facilities.
For the last 5 years Anita has partnered an herb business - ‘Growers ‘N’ Sync.’ Her book, “I Never Met a Flower
I Didn’t Like” is currently available and she is working on another
garden book called, “The Gardener’s Cookbook – Sow It, Grow It – Heat It, Eat It.”
An avid gardener with little time for retirement, Anita says, “Gardening is like the seasons – always there, always a new challenge
and so much to learn.”