John Root, Naturalist

23 Greenleaves Dr. #114, Amherst, MA 01002 * * (413) 961-9059


Certified Organic Landscape Professional, Northeast Organic Farming Association

Apprentice Nurseryman, Tripple Brook Farm, Southampton, MA

Graduate Study in Botany, University of Maryland and UNC at Chapel Hill

Secondary School Science Teacher Certification, Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, MD Bachelor of

Arts in Biology, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Teaching Experience

Presenter of nature and gardening programs at libraries, senior centers, schools, garden clubs, and other venues throughout New England (2005-Present)

Presenter of musical and historical programs at libraries, senior centers, schools, historical societies, summer concerts, and other venues throughout New England (1994-Present)

Owner and Operator of “Our House Daycare” for preschool aged children featuring nature and the arts, Amherst, MA

Leader of “Arts and Adventure” church youth group, Amherst, MA

Science Teacher, Booker T. Washington Junior High School, Baltimore, MD

Camp Counselor and Assistant Camp Director in summer camps promoting awareness and appreciation of nature, Maryland and North Carolina

Activities and Civic Involvements

Chairman of Recycling and Refuse Management Committee, Amherst, MA

Member of Journey Home, offering bedside sings for hospice patients, Amherst, MA

(413) 961-9059