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Welcome to our New Outdoor Classroom and Landscape Manager, Chelsea Baird.

Posted by stephanie Rogers on June 22, 2022 in News
Chelsea Baird
Chelsea Baird

Born and raised in Tatamagouche, NS and now raising her two children with her husband in her hometown, Chelsea Baird is glad to return to her alma mater as the Outdoor Classroom and Landscape Manager, 15 years after graduating from the Environmental Horticulture program at NSAC.

Fresh off graduation, Chelsea was hired for the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor position with the Town of New Glasgow where she was responsible for the overall beautification and horticultural care of the municipality.

After seven years with the Town of New Glasgow, Chelsea then went on to become the Town Horticulturist with the Town of Amherst. Throughout her years in the municipal horticulture world, she was responsible for anything and everything horticulture related from designing annual floral displays, to the management of the municipality’s respective urban forests and the maintenance and care of turf and turf facilities. Her past employment saw her in a managerial role where she was responsible for the training and management of horticulture staff.

Her hobbies and interests include playing sports- some of her favorites include softball, golf, hockey, and snowboarding and being outside- camping, hiking, travelling and anything beach related.

As Outdoor Classroom and Landscape Manager, Chelsea will supervise the Botanical Garden and Horticultural staff while overseeing the maintenance of outdoor classroom spaces, including orchard, gardens, greenhouses, and living/green walls, and managing and coordinating research space in the Demonstration Garden.