Mary Jasch, writer, photographer

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Mary with her four canine pals: Farley, Tank, Little One & Petey. "The guys" are littermates and have been Mary's hiking pals for most of their 12 years.

Mary Jasch publishes DIG IT! Magazine, the Art & Science of East Coast Gardening at http://www.dig-itmag.com. Her book, Best Hikes with Dogs – New Jersey (Mountaineers Books), is in all major bookstores and independent bookstores. As a freelance writer, her articles and photographs on the outdoors have appeared in Backpacker Magazine, The New York Times, The Skylands Visitor, Boston Globe, and other regional publications.

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Mary graduated magna cum laude from Cook College at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey with a BS in natural resources management, applied ecology in 1997. She owned an interior landscape firm that also landscaped and maintained corporate ponds for 23 years. Her combined knowledge of plants in natural habitat and horticulture enhances her writing and provides her with an expertise she enjoys sharing in workshops. Her hiking experience throughout New Jersey’s complex landscape has led to an appreciation of its natural and cultural history.
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