Barb is very interested in gardening, herbs, native plants and the environment.
She also has experience in web site and blog development.
She is also highly proficient in proofreading and editing for quality and maintenance.
Gardening, reading, playing with pets, teaching about herbalism, organic cooking, trying new restaurants, visiting with friends.
The instructional technology masters degree program prepares students for careers as corporate trainers and developers of both in-person and computer-assisted courses. Using a systematic approach to the development of instruction, the instructional designer learns how to craft a course of instruction to suit the learners' pre-existing knowledge and to develop hands-on activity-based lessons that ensure that the behavioral objectives are met.
Barbara has been a prolific garden writer for numerous web sites and two alternative newspapers on the Big Island of Hawaii. She is also the author of a popular gardening book about creating gardens in Hawaii. She has published articles about many environmental topics, including the inherent issues relating to invasive species, genetically modified food, pesticide and herbicide use.
Barbara is the author of over 2000 published articles about gardening for several how-to websites. In n 2006, she also wrote a popular book about creating gardens in Hawaii, and it remains a best seller at local bookstores and the Internet.
In 2000, she created a public botanical garden at her home in East Hawaii that specializes in tropical medicinal plants. Over the years since, she has led educational tours and taught numerous workshops on gardening and herbalism.
Barbara has written numerous published articles about food, primarily concentrating on organic cooking and herbalism. She has also written restaurant reviews of locations in the Hilo, Hawaii area, all of which have been published in "Big Island Weekly" and "Hawaii Island Journal."
Barbara is a prolific article writer, with published articles on several how-to websites, two alternative newspapers and several magazines. Most of her articles are relating to gardening and the environment, but she has also contributed copy on current events, political topics, restaurant reviews and more.
As a contributing editor for two Big Island of Hawaii alternative newspapers, Barbara was sometimes called upon to create press releases for community organizations.
Barbara has been a volunteer blogger for Huffington Post Hawaii since November 2013. She writes occasional entries about life on Hawaii Island, with an emphasis on invasive and endangered species.
Barbara is the author of two published books about gardening and herbalism. One is a print book and the other, published recently, is an e-book.