About the Founder

Who Is Green Goddess Designs?

Green Goddess Designs is owned and operated by Shennandoah Connor. Shennandoah grew up on a dairy farm in New Mexico with 300+ milk cows, 80 acres of farmland, and a blue heeler at her side. Living on the farm and spending weekends helping her grandmother tend to her war-era victory garden spawned a life-long love of gardening and living close to the land. Life is always full of winding roads and twisting turns, that brought her to a career as a copywriter, then business consultant, where she landed a role owning and operating a landscape company for 8 years.

Life took a hard left turn again back to management consulting, but she continued to hone her horticulture knowledge through ongoing training and certifications, until finally deciding to dive head first into running a business that combined her passion for education, the environment, gardening, design, and business. Thus, Green Goddess Designs was born!

A Few Interesting Facts

  • She’s a published writer and loves writing about gardening and other horticultural topics
  • She’s loves teaching people what is possible – from leadership to earth friendly lawns – and often speaks at garden clubs and other organizations
  • She loves to bake and can’t pass a bakery or pastry shop with out giving something a try (almond croissants, cupcakes, cookies!). Many of her garden harvest ends up in her treats.
  • She’s an avid genealogist, kind of geeky about it actually. Family tree, real tree, there is a connection!
  • She’s addicted to Hallmark mysteries . . . and plants . . . and books . . . and puzzles . . . and, well lots of things really
  • Most of all she is passionate about sustainable gardening with edibles, herbs, natives, and flowers alike!

Key Certifications and Training

Master Gardener

Hays County Master Gardener Certification

Grow Green

City of Austin Grow Green Certification

Horticulture and Design

Associates in Landscape & Horticulture from Palo Alto College

Homestead Care

TAMU Extension Agency Small Land Owner Series

Shennandoah also holds a BA in Economics from St. Edward’s University and a MS in Organizational Development and Leadership
from the University of the Incarnate Word (remember what we said about life taking turns!).

Why Choose Green Goddess?

Because we're passionate, maybe even a little fanatical, about building organic, sustainable, beautiful landscapes for San Antonio and Central Texas.

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