Paula has been inspired by nature ever since she was a little girl growing up in the arid mountains of northern Mexico. When she was 10, her family moved to Calgary, Alberta where she continued to develop a love for nature and the outdoors. After University she spent 10 years working as an environmental consultant and educator.
In 2007, Paula relocated to the Okanagan. Here, she has worked for the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society, Sagebrush Nursery, and as an environmental consultant. Currently, she is also the coordinator for the Okanagan Community Bat Program. She has a vested interest in nature interpretation and co-leads adventures for Nature Kids BC. On her spare time, she explores the grasslands and hillsides around Penticton with her family. She also loves gardening, local food, music, and beautiful landscapes.
Paula has a Bachelor of Science in Ecology from the University of Calgary and a Diploma in Fish and Wildlife Technology from Lethbridge Community College. She also has a certificate in Ecological Gardening and Permaculture Design from the Linnaea Farm School. She has over 12 years of experience with native plants as a result of her work with habitat enhancement projects in the East Kootenays and Okanagan. Paula also developed the manual Waterwise Gardening for Home and Small Acreage Owners of the Oliver Area for Oliver Communities in Bloom.
Dancing Grasses Xeriscaping
Owner and Designer,
Paula Rodriguez de la Vega, BSc.