Sostane Seattle

Mari Malcolm


I’m an editor on the Books team at, but gardening and inspiring others to garden are my true passions. I’m currently working on transitioning into a career as a gardening coach and/or garden designer.

Green Steps Taken

I’ve become a certified permaculturalist at the Bulluck’s Farm on Orcas Island, taken a mushroom propagation course with Paul Stamets, and learned much about gardening, growing healthy soil, and creating my own habitat for hummingbirds, bees, and other critters in my own garden. I have a worm bin. And my husband and I are working on creating space at our home in West Seattle for workshops on propagation, container gardening, cooking with locally raised foods, and other activities to help spur our community’s transition toward sustainability.

Surprising Successes

My most exciting success so far has been the flourishing of our garden, which will be featured on an HGTV program next month.

Having Trouble With

My demanding work schedule makes it challenging to go carless and prepare healthful, sustainable food. I’ve recently hired a life coach to support me in a more healthy lifestyle and transition into a career that better aligns with my core values.