Gentleness is not weakness—just the opposite. Preserving a gentle spirit in a heartless world takes extraordinary courage, determination, and resilience. Do not underestimate the power of gentleness because gentleness is strength wrapped in peace, and therein lies the power to change the world.” – L.R KNOST

Biography: Cecilia Saavedra (she/her/ella)

I am a Purépecha Indigenous/Chicanx , woman of color —a proud first-generation graduate of Metropolitan Community College and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I have a degree in Horticulture, Land Systems and Management with a concentration in Small Farm Market, Environmental Science with a concentration in Geography & Planning, and a minor in Native American Studies.

My research interests include horticulture, heirloom seeds, sustainable agriculture, community action research, Purepecha history, culture, foodways, and social justice issues. I plan to pursue my graduate education in the near future. My education and experience have allowed me to pursue my passion for helping assist individuals in the community who are suffering from food insecurity by teaching them how to garden and reconnecting with the land. By educating individuals on how to gardens, it empowers the individuals as well as their families. It will provide the individual and their families with the skills, resources, and knowledge to be self-sufficient. During my free time, I enjoy traveling to new places, photography, web development, reading, watching documentaries, volunteering within the community, and working on academic research.

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  1. Hi Cecilia,

    Thanks for liking my Alfresco Renovation, it’s really encouraging 🙂 I love your blog, you have a beautiful garden and great photos.


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  2. Gardening is something I enjoy trying but always find that I have way too many other interests that put it on the back burner and one thing about gardening is that you have to stay on top of the situation or before you know it you are growing nothing but weeds. I can appreciate the time and dedication that you must put into your endeavor and maybe one of these days gardening will ‘stick’ with me. For now I’ll just keep making my attempts and have a bit of fun in the process. 🙂 Keep up the great work and I can’t wait to see what you grow in the future. Stay safe!

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    1. Yes, exactly. And with so many hobbies, its sometimes hard to focus on the garden, but I get a little help from my mom once in a whilexD Thank you very much! I really appreciated kind words. 🙂 and good luck to you too. 😀

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  3. Hi, Cecilia!
    Thanks for visiting my little blog. Majoring in library science and horticulture is actually an excellent and valuable match. One of my best friends is a librarian and keen amateur horticulturist and is now in an awesome position at one of the premier botanical gardens in the country. Best of luck to you!

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    1. Hii Grower, I apologize for the late reply.

      You’re very welcome. Thanks for telling me about your friend. I’m going to work twice as hard now, and hopefully, I’m able to finish my major in horticulture and environmental science in the next few years. Once again, thank you so much!


  4. Hi Cecilia, thanks for visiting squidbasedink! Your garden posts are lovely and inspiring, and make me look forward to the day when I can once again have a garden of my own. Best of luck with your studies – horticulture seems like a perfect match for you 🙂

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