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Julie Morehouse

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Julie Morehouse, a native of Stockton, California, is the owner of In Season Market and Nursery. This month, in our Home Décor and Garden issue, she shares what she appreciates about our community.

HLM: What do you love most about Stockton?
JM: I have lived here since early childhood. What I love most are the people, the neighborhoods and old houses and the history of Stockton.

HLM: How is your heart inspired to serve the community?
JM: I’m inspired to serve the seniors in our community. They have so many stories and experiences to share.

HLM: What sparks joy in your life?
JM: I find joy in seeing things grow, traveling, meeting new people and observing how people interact with one another.

HLM: Top three goals on your bucket list?
JM: I want to see Stonehenge, study geology and learn to play the drums.

HLM: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
JM: After losing my “big” job in 2008, I went back to college and earned my AS degree in horticulture and graduated with high honors!

HLM: What event has had the greatest impact on your life?
JM: After I lost my job, I was asked to volunteer teaching a garden class with a seniors program at Delta College. That was 13 years ago. I am still teaching and have made hundreds of friends and connections.

HLM: What’s your favorite quote?
JM: From Dave Matthews, talking about dealing with reviews and critics of his art and music. “Once you show it to someone, it doesn’t belong to you anymore.”

HLM: What are you reading today?
JM: The Well-Gardened Mind by Sue Stuart-Smith and Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.

HLM: What’s your favorite food?
JM: My son’s smoked salmon!