'It's not the Gardener that grows the Garden: but the Garden that grows the Gardener' — Alan Chadwick
Mason Vollmer grew up in Palo Alto, CA, where he was introduced to Biodynamic gardening by author, gardener, and researcher John Jeavons, and Master Gardener Alan Chadwick, through the Saratoga Community Garden and the Covelo California Garden.
He studied Soil Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Biodynamic Agriculture, Rural Development, Anthroposophy, and Waldorf Education at Emerson College in Sussex, England, and Horticultural Therapy at Delaware Valley University.
Educational gardens, which he has helped to grow include:
Ecology Action of the Midpenisula Common Ground- Palo Alto, CA Camp Joy–Boulder Creek, CA Rural Development Garden, Emerson College- Sussex, England Centro Regional de Estudias Agriculturas Rurales CREAR- Dominican Republic
Kainos Work Activity Center–Redwood City, CA Gamble Gardens- Santa Clara County Master Gardener, Palo Alto, CA Summerfield Waldorf School–Santa Rosa, CA Kimberton Waldorf School–Kimberton, PA Triskeles Youth Garden Program Chester County PA Camphill Soltane–Glenmoore, PA
Mason Vollmer has also written for: Renewal, a journal for Waldorf Education; LILIPOH; and Stella Natura.