Judy Preston

Host, Gardening for Good
Long Island Sound Study and Connecticut Sea Grant

Judy does public engagement and education for the Long Island Sound Study (a National Estuary Program) through the UConn Sea Grant office in Groton, CT. Through a partnership with the UConn Master Gardener program, she runs an Advanced Master Gardener Coastal Certificate program designed to teach sustainable gardening practices focused on reducing nitrogen inputs to the Sound.


Long Island Sound Study and Connecticut Sea Grant

Judy has worked in the for-profit sector as a geologist, and for over 25 years in the non-profit conservation sector for the Nature Conservancy, and as founder and Director of Tidewater Institute, a community-based conservation organization in the Connecticut River estuary. She taught environmental science and landscape ecology as an adjunct faculty member at Three Rivers Community College for eight years.

Judy is passionate about the natural world, gardening, and gunk- holing in the Connecticut River estuary.

BA Geology, Skidmore; MS Botany Field Naturalist Program, UVM; MEM Environmental Management, Yale FES


Gardening for Good

So much to learn and enjoy regarding our gardens...and Judy Preston shares ways we can work in the dirt without negative impact...how we can nurture and enjoy our gardens without harsh repercussion. From tips on techniques and trends to deep dives into topics like sustainability...Gardening for Good is the resource for you!

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