Melvadean Pearson

Steward with Friends of Belle Isle

February 28, 2018

Gardening on Belle Isle and Environmentalist Issues

About the speaker

Pearson is a certified conservation steward via the Michigan State University Extension Center, a master gardener and composter, and an ecological gardener. She's worked in St. Clair, Macomb, Livingston and Oakland counties on issues of water quality through the Michigan Groundwater Stewardship program and describes herself as having a general "interest in ecological issues" and says, "I love being outside."

Pearson and her family moved to the metropolitan area almost two decades ago from St. Louis when her husband was transferred to Wayne State University. She worked as a court reporter for many years, but stepped back to raise her kids, all the while volunteering and retraining herself.

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