JoAnne Fleming was surrounded by Maple trees growing up on a farm called Mapleholme. She has always felt a deep connection to trees. As an avid gardener, landscape architect, educator, environmentalist and speaker she loves to share her passion, and grow your awe about trees.
A graduate of Queens University and Ryerson University, she established her business as a landscape architect in Sault Ste. Marie. As Chair of the Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee she established a City Beautification program 'The Sault is You’. Concerned about environmental issues, she chaired the Quality of Life committee for the City. Where ever she has lived in Ontario, British Columbia and Mexico, she has been involved in programs to help clean up, and green up her communities.
JoAnne was moderator of a workshop at the United Nations Climate Change conference. Leading public tours at the Ontario Forest Research Institute, she interpreted forest research programs to groups of adults and students. JoAnne taught Environmental Horticulture, Environmental Concerns, Pollution Economics, and community landscape programs at community colleges.
As a lifelong learner, she is deeply concerned about the world our children will inherit from us. She attends conferences, researches, speaks and writes about environmental issues. Whether walking in the woods, garden, park, or countryside, trees nurture her soul, reduce her stress, and inspire her creativity.