Who We Are

The Education Department is part of the EarthBox team which is dedicated to the development of quality products that enhance sustainable, healthy life styles and education. We deeply appreciate the EarthBox commitment to Education.

Education and Community Gardens Director (past)
Molly Quinn Philbin

Molly, a parent to four grown children and grandmother, has been happily married for 40 years to David Philbin, a mining engineer and public servant. Ms. Philbin, with a degree in International Marketing and a minor in Spanish, has been working in alternative education for over 25 years. She develops award-winning curricula and programs for employment readiness, adult literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), seniors, and at-risk youth centered around the EarthBox Container Garden System.

Education Associate (past)
John Romanaskas

John, a contributor to EarthBox Education guides and programs originally worked his way from production to foreman in a manufacturing environment. When John lost an 18 year job due to competition overseas, he returned to school to study Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. Today, he is a Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist and a Certified Professional Landscaper by PGMS.

Education Associate (past)
Steve Lott

Steve, a father of two growing children, who co-authored the EarthBox standards-based curriculum, holds dual Master’s degrees in the areas of Biology and Secondary Education. Steve worked for several years as a researcher, conducting investigations into ultraviolet radiation and aquatic ecosystems, grizzly bear nutritional habits, and nutrient dynamic in riparian habitats before joining the EarthBox team. He taught Biology at the High School level, is a member of the National Science Teacher’s Association (NSTA), and is currently a Middle School science teacher who incorporates EarthBox Education into his classroom.

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