Heather Pariso '10 of Dover is a greenhouse and nursery specialist with Rice's Nursery and Landscaping in Canton, but her alter ego is the television personality Garden Gurl. Heather's "Garden Gurl" show debuted in April on TV2 Tuscarawas Valley.
Pariso covers a variety of topics in her weekly show, including the importance of landscaping, seed starting, new plant varieties and pruning, as well as growing vegetables, growing and cooking with herbs, and planting location.
Pariso visited the Ohio State ATI campus in April and taped two episodes of her show in the greenhouses and interviewed Bob McMahon about the greenhouse program. “My students and I really had fun participating in the taping. The exposure to the public about Ohio State ATI through these TV shows will be wonderful," said McMahon, known to his students as Dr. Bob. "I am very proud of Heather and thrilled that she had found such a fun and appropriate 'niche' to apply her talents and knowledge."
To view the two episodes taped at Ohio State ATI, follow these links: