Tiffany Lappinga is a Home Ranch triple-threat employee: Horticulturalist, Arborist, and Master Trail Maker, and we feel very fortunate to have her on our team. Originally from southern California (she graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Forestry and Natural Resources), she also spent a year in the Washington Conservation Corps in Seattle doing environmental work.
A certified arborist from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), Tiffany has been key to the development of our new orchard on Clyde’s farm. She is our primary “weed controller” and the benevolent “godmother” of all the trees at the ranch. Her favorite tree is the native plum we are planting – along with apple trees. (She finds it very hard for her to pick a favorite.) This past week on the farm Tiffany also found our first ranch raised egg in the hen’s nesting boxes, which was very exciting!
I asked Tiffany why she settled on working at The Home Ranch. Tiffany said it was “all the opportunity to learn new things from the projects the farm/horticulture team has been working on. I’m honored to be part of the whole design and construction of Clyde’s farm. I also get to work under inspiring people; Adele is the hardest working person I know and Clyde is really involved in the development of the farm.”
Tiffany has been working on our new “two-legged trails” as well. The new “non-horse” trails are being designed so our guests can walk around the farm and explore new parts of the ranch. On your next visit to the ranch make sure to check out all of Tiffany’s hard work by testing out the trails, enjoying the lefty salads, or walking around all the raised garden beds.