Started in 2007, By Allison Bower. Using native plants, to build a heathy home for streams to meander the neighborhoods of Walla Walla. This program was both ground breaking and part of the paradigm change that Native plants are acceptable habitat for in town gardens. Allison honored Augusta by asking for her help.

  • Worked as the design sounding board for landscape plantings, using Native plants. 
  • Held education workshop on native plants for existing Nursery owners.  
  • Designed first demo gardens. 
  • Logo designed for new program.


Flowers, for many years consisted of my life blood connection to the arts. Tuesdays, I was paid to build that which came to my fingers and Imagination. Not a bad way to climb through the baby years. My main clients were wineries, and restaurants some that have stayed, some have changed hands, and others that are fantastic memories. The rules were: I got to built what I wanted, and they got to be my client. Smart, right?

  • Whitehouse Crawford
  • 26 Brix
  • Seven Hills
  • Walla Walla Vintners
  • Weinhard Cafe
  • Marcus Whitman Hotel
  • Supplier to the Magical Tom at Creek Town
  • L’Ecole N° 41
  • Long Shadows
  • WaterBrook Winery
  • Reyvaan Family Vineyards

Sherwood Leadership Program, Walla Walla, WA - Jan 2011 to Spring 2013

This experience was an interesting step towards understanding the Non-Profit Culture of Walla Walla. My role ultimately ended up as a means for design. Here is my logo we started with before we decided to not use any fish, anywhere. Susan How, an environment photographer developed the language for the signs that graced the path that was ultimately produced. Although I am proud of these signs, as you can see I made them my own. What I am most proud of is, these are the first public signs translated into spanish in our community. These can be found at Fort Walla Walla. 


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 President, Program Rejuvenator, Founder Carnegie Picture Lab; Walla Walla,  WA -- 2009- present

Our mission is to nourish creativity by supporting and enhancing art education for elementary school children in the Walla Walla Valley.

Providing three Art History programs with correlated art projects per year in every elementary school, every class, every grade in Walla Walla Valley, both public and private, servicing 4000 kids, with 75 volunteers at 11 schools.  Providing an art field trip with a pre-curriculum for 5th graders to the Walla Walla Foundry. Art Family Fun Night, a title one program was started to bring art to the school family, in the evening.  Last year Picture Lab partnered with Chihuly, the Public Library and Americorps to bring an opening and closing events with lectures, ten family fun nights and 4000 books for each child we serve.

Presently, I am serving as the Chair of the Carnegie Picture Lab Board. The board has participated in the 2011 & 2013, consultant run, strategic & development planning processes.  We completed the first, and are working on the second strategic and development plan. This summer the board participated in a consultant run capacity assessment. Currently, the program is utilizing the help of two Americorps members. 

Below, is a donate button,  just for Picture Lab. 


Roundtable: Partners in Learning

In the event that the left hand rarely knows what the right hand is doing. Let me suggest the three minute presentation. In 2011, I worked with the Walla Walla Public School District putting on three luncheons to have community members present 3 minute presentations about what they were doing with or for the schools. Amazing things came of this and three minutes can be a really, really long time. Try it. 

Tensegrity Productions

Tensegrity Productions

Some say branding is the process term. This was a process of revealing the truth.

Making an image for a woman owned business was an honor.