Stephanie Koeser created Pineapple Acres – a non-profit which encourages mindfulness in nature. Her vision flourished through her passion for the outdoors, gardening and mindfully living in her daily life. She created a blog, Learning to Grow in Florida, where she discovered many urban dwellers crave holistic mindfulness, but aren’t sure where to begin. Through her business, she hopes to offer members a chance to find this in nature, whether it’s through a gardening workshop, a permaculture-based landscape design, or a meditation in the trees. For Stephanie, gardening is not simply about growing plants. Gardening is a chance to reconnect to nature where she can seek the space to listen to her soul. Stephanie wants to spread that magic.
Gardening has been a part of Stephanie’s life since she was a little girl. She has experience in landscaping and is certified in permaculture design. Her philosophy is that in order to find inner peace and balance in life you must connect to your spirituality. And nature offers so many opportunities to do just that.
Recently, Stephanie co-created a children’s gardening club and partnered to work with the South Shore community to implement designs for community and school gardens. She is planning to create a community garden and educational food forest at one of the local parks where she teaches a weekly regenerative gardening program for all ages. She has forged a partnership with one of the local schools, where she is exploring a “green” curriculum.
She is certified in meditation, mindfulness, energy medicine and stress management. Stephanie is currently working toward a certificate in yoga to include in her holistic healing classes.Return
When she’s not gardening, Stephanie enjoys writing, surfing, cooking, yoga, volunteering and spending time with her family.
You can keep up with her events and workshops at pineappleacres.org or follow her blog at: learningtogrowinflorida.com.
Founder and CEO of Pineapple Acres
Pineapple Acres - Where you can hear the whispers of your soul, ground yourself in nature and find inner peace through plants.