Born in Harrisburg and raised in York county, Kendra Hoffman spent her youth learning to homestead while exploring the Conodoguinet, the Yellow Breeches and the foothills of the Appalachian mountain range in Pennsylvania. While her curiosity and love for Earth
took her across the country and around the world, she is now happily rooted on the banks of the ancient pangean Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, PA.
Kendra is a whole systems strategist, community organizer and program designer, with a focus on local, ethical earthcare. She earned her degree in political science, with concentrations in philosophy, communications and international relations at Messiah College. Kendra has also studied woodland stewardship, ethical land management, business startup leadership and is certified in permaculture design, ecological design, wildlife habitat stewardship, wilderness first aid, somatic movement therapy and grant writing.
In 2019, after years of organic farming, gardening and landscaping, as seasonal work between travels, Kendra founded LadyBug EarthCare, offering regenerative landscaping and ecological design. The majority of her time over the last three years has been spent restoring habitat for wildlife, converting lawns to pollinator gardens, and creating natural rainwater management systems in the watershed of our mighty river, here in central Pennsylvania.
With Kendra’s leadership, LadyBug EarthCare has partnered with the Audubon Society and National Wildlife Federation to help property owners transform their green spaces into thriving ecosystems, restoring soil and cleaning our water, one patch at a time. If there’s ever free time, she’s excited to cook local food, forage, hike, play in the water and volunteer with friends – especially for earth justice activism.
Kendra is honored to serve on the board of the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeepers Association and hopes to contribute greatly over the years to come, with gratitude. Water is Life!