Valerie Loew

Valerie Loew is a lifelong horticulturist specializing in propagation and perennial vegetables. She is also an arborist. Valerie is an instructor of horticulture teaching for over 15 years on subjects ranging from soils to pruning to plant identification and integrated pest management.

Her most recent area of emphasis is growing perennial vegetables, teaching her students and the community how to propagate unique, edible crops. She also advises them on biointensive gardening which is maximizing crop output in small spaces.

Valerie is known for her expertise in mimicking traditional, ornamental landscapes using perennial vegetables, making an average suburban homestead an edible oasis.

Valerie has a Bachelors of Science in Horticulture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Masters of Education from California State University, Hayward.


Valerie is frequently a guest lecturer for local Master Gardeners groups and is available for speaking engagements.