Growing with the seasons.

Briar Maverick

Briar (they/them) is a Texas transplant and has been with Kylin Arts since the spring of 2018. They're currently enrolled in the Barnes Arboretum Horticulture certificate program. Their favorite tree is the Tall Stewartia, and their favorite garden task is weeding.


(He/Him) Que is a Philadelphia native who considers himself a human solar panel. Loves all things of the outdoor variety, his favorite garden tool is his trusty pruners.

Ash Reed

(She/They) They love all things horticulture. When not out in the gardens, they love to work with plants in other ways like cooking, apothecary use, incorporating into their art, dissecting under a microscope, and nurturing their house plants. They also love playing guitar and participating in mutual aid.

Amber O.

Amber is a grower,  writer, and learner originally from Brooklyn, NY. 

Douglas Garcia

 A student of life, Douglas (he/him), likes art, science, medicine and natural living. Doug loves all aspects of gardening and in his free time he’s either learning something new, playing music or skateboarding.

Newt Mallinoff

Newt (they/them) is a maker and grower from Baltimore, MD. They are a wood and metal worker in addition to being a gardener. Newt's favorite tools are their hands and the oxy-acetylene torch. They are invested in the relationship between people and the land and movements of resistance.

Ashley Youhanian

Ashley recently received a Certificate Of Merit In Horticulture from the Barnes Arboretum. She enjoys looking at gardens through an ecological lens.

Theo Jung

Theo is a certified Tree Tender through the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and an Emergency Medical Technician through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. He believes that there is a deep, poetic connection between cooperation, co-planting, sustainability, and community health. Theo's favorite tool is the long handled round point shovel.

DJ Needelman

DJ (they/them) is an artist and lover of the earth from San Diego, California. They have been in relationship with animals, humans impact on the environment and plants in various ways throughout their life. They love listening to birds, watching the sky and going for long meandering walks. 


(she/they) Originally from Baltimore, MD, Ellie enjoys crocheting, skateboarding, and drawing silly things in their free time.

Tiffany Alderfer

I am a PA native who is passionate about environmentally friendly lifestyles and supporting our ecosystems. My favorite thing to do in the garden is pruning; when I’m not outdoors I enjoy collecting and propagating houseplants

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