Rural Community Builder Name:  Sunny Lindley

Community: Ashland, OR

Role: Conscious Parenting and Gardening Educator, Eco Artist

Recognized by:  Brooke Nuckles Gentekos

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Creative Community Builder

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB:

Sunny is caring, conscientious, creative, and passionate about building community for a more sustainable, healthy, and healed world. She is inspirational through her gentle honesty, diverse skillset, and willingness to help others- whether it’s teaching a new skill like eco-dyeing fabrics with plants foraged from the southern Oregon forests or holding space for clients working to heal generational trauma.

She brings joy, skill, and thoughtfulness to coaching parents and families, to community activism, and to creating beautiful garden spaces that build healthy soil, create rich habitat for animals and beneficial insects, and conserve water.

I’m grateful to Sunny for teaching me how to screen print, prune the cherry trees in my garden, and most of all, for inspiring me to leverage each day as an opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with others in a joyful way.