Deni Peterson

Adjunct Professor Geography & Earth & Environmental Science

Deni Peterson is the co-owner of Blue Door Garden, Inc. in Abingdon, VA. Deni and her husband Tom tend a flourishing two-acre farm that grows flowers, vegetables, and herbs for the Abingdon Farmers Market, local restaurants, and C.S.A subscriptions. Over time, Blue Door Garden has grown into Southwest Virginia’s primary source for fresh, local, organically grown fresh and dried flowers. Deni’s unbound creativity has developed a reputation for providing floral arrangements that are stunning to behold and a treat for the eye.

In her spare time, you can find Deni practicing and teaching Tai Chi; walking her dogs, Lucy and Oban Little Bay; or sipping cider while she listens to her husband play jazz saxophone in local bars and restaurants.

Asked where her love of gardening and eating great food starts, and she’ll give you a grin and reply “the compost pile”.

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