Barbie Ballman is the “Mom” of the garden. If sunshine had a name, it would be Barbie. A California native, Barbie was raised in San Marino, near Pasadena. After high school, she headed off to Columbia, Mo to attend Stephens College, and where she met the love of her life, Hal. They have been married for 60 yrs, and have 2 children, 2 grand & 3 great-grandchildren. She joined the garden in 2011 with her husband Hal. She loves spending time at the garden, and helping fellow gardeners.
She contributes coming through some health challenges to support from family and friends, and being in her garden. She has a great sense of humor and loves to stay involved.
Every season, you can see her wonderful garden on the right side as you enter the front gate. Barbie is a giver, and shares her produce with fellow garden members, her bridge club & neighbors. We are all so fortunate to have Barbie, our garden Mom.