Elisha Sidlar-Monroe is an artist, educator, and earth mama. She studied the performing arts in Vancouver at Spirit Song Aboriginal Theatre Company and Tooba Physical Theatre Center. In 2002 she joined Debajehmujig Theatre Group based on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. Here she led projects showcasing and celebrating our relationship with community, land, art, and food. In recent years, she has made family caregiving her primary focus while earning a diploma in early childhood education and another in horticulture. She moved to Nova Scotia in 2016 to be closer to extended family. Since being here she has had the honour of having a small hand in many a garden; the gardens of her family with four generations, the beautiful historic gardens in Annapolis Royal, and the gardens of the Ross Creek Centre.