Aly Stoffo

Aly Stoffo is an environmental educator, forager, and the owner of Glam Gardener NYC. She holds a Master’s degree in Sustainability Solutions from Arizona State University. She’s worked in various initiatives through her roles with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, the City of Tempe Recycling Services, Aramark Foods, Arizona State University, and one of NYC’s largest green energy consulting firms. At the start of the pandemic, she returned to the roots of what truly motivated her: her love for the outdoors and her community. She started an Instagram page (@glamgardenernyc) designed to be a free resource and space for connection with other city-bound nature-lovers. She shared free information about gardening, local environmental advocacy, and wild edible plants like dandelion and mugwort. Almost 2 years later, Glam Gardener NYC has evolved into a business that offers herbal products crafted with wild plants, education, and art under one roof. Glam Gardener NYC herbal products are designed to offer options for herbal enthusiasts, with hyper-local ingredients including NYC-made honey and regionally state harvested plants. Aly creates educational workshops around nature and crafting for kids and adults. She leads local foraging tours in Staten Island, to teach others how to identify and use wild plants as medicinal remedies and food.