Marcia Eames-Sheavly is a Senior Extension Associate in the Department of Horticulture, where she coordinates youth gardening programs statewide.
She is a true believer that the process of gardening is as important as the product.
"It's great to grow healthy food and beautiful flowers," she says. "But gardening can also improve our lives and the lives of our
kids and our communities."
Marcia collaborates with faculty on campus and Cornell Cooperative Extension staff around the state to find ways to use
horticulture as an avenue for human, social, and community development. One of her latest projects has been to help bring the Junior Master Gardener Program
developed at Texas A&M University to New York.
In addition to being a great gardener and an avid painter, she is the author of award-winning publications to help youth leaders and teachers
start garden programs and integrate horticulture into their curriculums. Her publications include The Appealing Apple and The Three Sisters:
Exploring an Iroquois Garden.