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Shonna Lee Leonard - Bio
by Shonna Lee Leonard



I am a freelance writer living in Ellershouse Nova Scotia, where I garden in lovely country air on 2 acres. Writing is more of a hobby now, as I keep busy running my fully licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility for orphaned and injured songbirds and doves.

Some of my credits include East Coast Gardener, You Magazine, The Complete Canadian Gardener Magazine, Coastlife Magazine, Organic Times, The Plowman Journal, Parents-n-kids Magazine to name a few, and I was the garden columnist for The Bluenose Tribune before its unfortunate demise. I won the Stokes Says Outstanding Gardener Award in 1999. I gladly offer my writing skills to charities and the like as we all need to help others in some small way


December 3, 2000

Shonna Lee Leonard is a freelance writer and mother of one living in Sackville, N.S. Some of her credits are East Coast Gardener, You Magazine, Organic Times, Child Times, Parents n’ Kids Magazine, Canning Gazette, Garden of Missing Children’s Society, CoastLife Magazine,and she was the garden columnist for The Bluenose Tribune.

Shonna loves running & fitness, baking and gardening with her daughter Amanda. Reading as well as listening to music are another passion she enjoys immensely. She is a true hands in the dirt the world can wait kind of gardener, a mad passion for her own garden of eden won her the Stokes Says Outstanding Gardener Award for December 1999. She truly believes that when you plant a garden you plant happiness- she is always helping others dig up and plant gardens in her spare time. She can often be found in local garden centres making new gardening friends of all ages.

Shonna enjoys helping others and does volunteer work when she can. “ I believe that what we put out into the world is what we get back from the world. Life is an all too short experience to be enjoyed to the fullest-gardening is one of the best ways I know of connecting with the earth, feeding one’s soul and exeriencing life at its fullest and richest.”

I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred, I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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