Our mission is to preserve and enhance the natural environment of the community by way of horticultural practices and education. 


Our Team

Maureen Hammond

Board Chair, Head Honcho

Maureen is the mastermind leading Soil Trotters. She envisioned a local garden group that would be inclusive and welcoming to a very diverse group of folks regardless of age, gender or even gardening level. In 2016 she decided to take the plunge and with a handful of friends she started the Soil Trotters garden group.

Name one plant you love:

The corpse plant (amorphophallus titanus) only blooms once every ten years, it's amazing!

What is one plant book you would recommend?

How to side hustle selling plants

Random fun fact:

Green is my favorite color




Board Vice-Chair, Plant Ninja

Adriana is the geek backstage, putting together the monthly newsletter, the annual survey, working on the website, and helping to plan upcoming meetings and events. She joined in 2017 after her neighbor (a fellow plant-lover) encountered the Soil Trotters by chance and learned about their laid-back meetings.

Name one plant you love:

Camellias are my favorite evergreens, no question about it. 

What is one plant book you would recommend?

Variegated Plants: The Encyclopedia of Patterned Foliage - by Susan Conder. Right behind flowers, variegated foliage is my weakness.

Random fun fact:

I used to ride my Honda sportbikes on several professional racetracks.


John David Millican

Board Treasurer, Mr. Upbeat

David keeps an eye on the finances and makes sure Maureen doesn't try to buy another crazy exotic plant.

Name one plant you love:

Peonies - so much I paid a small fortune for my two 'Bartzella's.

What is one plant book you would recommend?

How to be a gentleman in the garden

Random fun fact:

I was bearded before it was cool


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