Kevin Philip Williams grew up on an oddly shaped one-acre plot of land in upstate New York and spent his weekends gardening with annuals, perennials, wildflowers, and edibles, along with his parents. These chores became cherished rituals and instilled in him the rewarding responsibility that comes with taking care of a space.
After graduating from Bard College with a Bachelor of Arts in The History and Philosophy of Science, Kevin worked in various capacities in the art department of film and television productions as an event planner, and eventually spent three years in library services. Feeling removed from nature and environmentally meaningful work, Kevin left the office life to pursue a working education on Four Winds Farm, a no-till, certified organic, vegetable and livestock farm in Gardiner, NY.
Kevin relocated to Brooklyn, NY, and in 2011 and completed the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Horticulture Internship Program and Professional Certificate in Horticulture. Drawn to naturalistically themed planting design, Kevin spent 2012 working as a Seasonal Gardener at The High Line Park in Manhattan, NY where he later became a full-time Gardener in charge of his own three-block zone called The Wildflower Field and Radial Plantings.
Kevin is drawn to the dynamics of a team sharing their skills and knowledge to pursue a unified vision for the maintenance and development of a public garden. He believes that the garden should be a place of sanctuary, inspiration, and education. The visitor should always have a deep and connecting experience.
Student Postion: Environmental Impact and Program Identity Assitant Leader