Sharon Korotkin, Founder and President, has been a horticulturist since 1974. Sharon holds a BS degree in Conservation of Natural Resources field major from U.C. Berkeley, where she specialized in environmental, human, botanical and soil sciences. She extended her studies, then career, to include design and ornamental horticulture in the landscape program at Merritt College in Oakland.
At UC Botanical Gardens in Berkeley, as Supervisor for greenhouses, she innovatively implemented integrated and biological pest control (IPM). Sharon also held the position of Technical Horticulturist at Blake Gardens, the U.C. Department of Landscape Architecture project grounds and home of the Chancellor.
While residing in New Orleans, LA, she created a horticultural consulting service for businesses and building management companies. In 1981, she established Korotkin Associates (then known as Plant Dimensions).
With a focus on environmental studies and because of her environmental concerns, she has been involved in research in the field of water conservation systems, with particular emphasis on native species, drought tolerant plants and water efficient landscapes.
She has written for the San Francisco Nob Hill Gazette on subjects relating to horticulture.
Sharon brings to her clients a refined expertise in horticulture and environmental design. She combines this strength with a comprehensive awareness of cutting edge botanical technology and a licensed California Contractor’s depth of complex and practical experience.