Lori worked as a nurse for over 20 years. Her true passion of working in the garden and raising chickens was fostered while growing up in Saskatchewan working in the garden with her parents and visiting the family farms. Her entrepeneurial spirit was triggered when she saw the opportunity to open a nursery on her existing property. Raising her 3 children Kenny, Jordan and Melanie (KJM) is at the top of her list of accomplishments.
At a very young age Jordan was drawn to the outdoors, and frequent treks and adventures with friends and family connected him to nature. But it was while studying landscape horticulture at Capilano College that he discovered his extreme passion for plants. That education combined with his natural creativity and talent for building, and of course many dedicated hours with help from family and friends, have allowed him to transform an empty field into what KJM is today. Jordan is always on hand to eagerly discuss all things plants with his colleagues and customers. When not at the nursery, Jordan enjoys rock climbing, travelling, woodworking/building, and playing/writing music.
Robin has been connected to plants and gardening from a very young age thanks to having parents with wonderfully green thumbs. She earned her bachelor of fine arts from Emily Carr, before attending Capilano College and Kwantlen University for horticulture. As well she worked with the parks board at such sites as VanDusen Botanical Gardens, Stanley Park and Sunset Nursery. She joined the KJM team in March 2011 and always looks forward to discussing gardening and design with customers. She also has a passion for beneficial insects and is on hand to discuss pest and disease issues.
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Duncan started to become interested in plants when his grandfather gave him a small plot to grow flowers and vegetables. His first part-time job was at a nursery after school, later working for a seed company supplying seeds to commercial growers broadened his knowledge. Following that, he worked for a wholesale garden supply company that also had retail stores (Buckerfields). He started in the retail garden center business in 1960 at the old David Hunters on Broadway and Arbutus and worked with them for 49 years. Now semi-retired, but still very interested in the gardening industry. “KJM Country Gardens is becoming well known for their plant selection and it keeps ones mind sharp!!”