Tending gardens at the vice president’s home

Community College Times

September 19, 2012

This article first appeared in the spring/summer edition of Tech Quarterly, the magazine of Forsyth Technical Community College. It is reprinted in Community College Times with permission.

It took Jobe Axley a long time to discover her true passion. But, with the help of a Forsyth Technical Community College education in the horticulture, she now has the job of a lifetime—caring for the gardens at the vice president’s official residence in Washington, D.C.

She’s been on the job for six months and she’s still pinching herself. A graduate of Forsyth Tech’shorticulture technology program, Axley is on the staff caring for the gardens at the vice president’s residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory. 

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