Hand’s Cove Orchard: Melita J. Bass
Melita has specialized in restoration and maintenance of existing gardens for residential and commercial clients, with an emphasis on proper pruning and optimum soil health. She offers consulting – from plant care and growing requirements to selecting qualified design and installation professionals. Recently, in response to developing late stage Lyme disease, she has taken on renovating an organic apple orchard with a focus on land conservation, forest restoration, diversified tree and shrub crops, pollinator habitat and agricultural/ecological tourism.
Melita has over 30 years of experience working in the horticulture industry in greater Addison County.
Melita earned a BA in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Illinois.
She is a Vermont Certified Horticulturist.