Deborah Denome is a Social Entrepreneur, Educator, Horticultural Therapist, Herbalist and Certified Forest Therapy Guide. She is passionate about the expansion of human consciousness as it informs our Interdependence with All Things. Deb's greatest joy is in helping individuals to deepen their own relationship with the Earth, each other, and our own true nature. She finds Forest Therapy/Shinrin-Yoku to be a profound yet simple and accessible path to expanding these connections.
Since 1997 Deb has served as Director of Shimmering Light Farm & Renewal Center, a non-profit educational organization that explores, models and inspires more conscious and restorative ways of life. Here she has co-created many successful projects including Shimmering Light Farm CSA (community supported agriculture), Finger Lakes Farm to Cafeteria, Herb Circle (serving women living with mental, physical and/or developmental disabilities), a Waldorf homeschooling cooperative, as well as numerous workshops and retreats. Her previous corporate career was in international training and publishing and she was the 2008 Canandaigua Athena Award recipient for her work, community service and promoting women in leadership. Deb is blessed to live and play at Shimmering Light Farm in Naples, NY. Here, overlooking Canandaigua Lake, she raised three fascinating young adults, tends abundant herb gardens, and hikes & dances as often as possible.