Scott Gordon fell in love with Vermont more than forty years ago while attending UVM. His coursework included the study of sculpture and site specific earthwork with Professors Ed Owre and Francis Hewitt. He continues to pursue every possible opportunity to go outside to play…and to work.
Scott spent years on Long Island teaching art to middle school students before opening his own Nursery and Garden Center. After nine years in the retail business he began to plan his return to Vermont. In 2000, he and his wife, Robin Gordon Taft, moved into the old Varga Farm in North Clarendon and set to work building Pine Hollow Nursery into the successful business it is today.
At Pine Hollow Farm, change and growth are a constant. Robin and Scott have constructed greenhouses on the property where in the past they have grown perennials for wholesale and retail sale. More recently, those greenhouses are being used to create Pine Hollow Poultry where they grow chickens and turkeys that are sold at the Rutland Farmer’s Market. The property offers many opportunities for keeping busy outdoors where Scott also; raises pigs for personal consumption; assembles and disassembles the occasional sculpture, builds outbuildings; creates beautiful planting areas with stones, trees shrubs and perennials. There is no end to the ways that Scott makes the small world of Pine Hollow Farm a better place. And he does so with humor and energy and a love for the land that shows in all his work.