"Vanessa is an amazing facilitator in the living learnscape. She creates an atmosphere of safety, delight and wonder with clients of all ages. Her magic is ever-evolving, keeping her work fresh, inspiring, authentic and current.”
-Vanessa Carter, Resilent Schools Director, OAEC
"Vanessa is one of those joyful individuals who inspire love and the best in people. I have known her since my girls, now adults, were teens. I trusted her completely with their lives during this often difficult time of growing up. Through Vanessa's grace and wisdom, she allowed them to be who they were while encouraging their growth. She also helped me to guide and love them in a way that still fills my heart to this day. Our relationships are stronger because of her. If you can work with Vanessa, do. It's transforming."
-Vicki, Mother of two daughters
"I had the joy of experience Vanessa's teaching skills as both a child, and later as an adult. Vanessa was garden coordinator at my elementary school and taught us about cooperation with peers through various garden projects. Many years later I got to see Vanessa's teaching again through the raising of her own daughter. She had the same patience and compassion I had seen when I was young. Vanessa is by nature a teacher and offers the gift of her wisdom to anyone willing to learn. She is extremely easy to open up to and communication flows naturally."
"I appreciate Vanessa's calm and loving spirit. I learned to take in the garden and the importance of quiet time with my daughter."
"The exercises and activities we did with Vanessa brought up much emotions and awareness. It has been truly amazing to see how this experience has affected me in a positive way. I have been able to manifest the relationship that I have always wanted. I will cherish this time!"
"I loved how easy it is to talk with Vanessa and how she listened to me. I really loved learning better ways to take care of myself and how to eat better from the garden."
"Vanessa is amazing!!!! I love learning from her! I loved when we made lip gloss from lavender from the garden! She taught me how to communicate better and express what I am feeling in a way that is not hurtful. I feel better about myself and about my mom too."