Spend a day behind the scenes at Mount Vernon with SGHS Charter Member Dean Norton (and his bugle!) in this spectacular interview with Clemson World magazine. Eye-popping photos and a short-but-cinematic video accompany the story of Norton’s notable contributions to preservation gardening, including his recent admission to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House by President Biden. Active with SGHS since 1982, Norton is a past president (2010 to 2012) and has organized five annual meetings. He is a Clemson alumnus and director of horticulture and livestock at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate.
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Jessica Russell grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.A. degree in Communications. She worked as a copywriter, graphic designer, public relations specialist beginning in 2006 and in 2016 became Associate Creative Director of Godwin, an integrated marketing firm headquartered in Jackson. Her passion for writing, art, and nature led her to the Eudora Welty House & Garden in 2019, where she served as Garden Projects Specialist. In July of 2022, Russell became director of the historic site, which is operated by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
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