Aja Hudson is the Founder and Executive Director of Earth Designs Cooperative (EDC) located in Rosendale, NY. EDC is a worker owned Cooperative that specializes in garden, meadow and landscape design, installation and management using sustainable and organic methods. Born and raised in Accord, NY, Aja comes from a family of farmers. She helped her grandfather, a horticulture teacher with a degree from Cornell University, grow gourmet fruits & vegetables for NYC restaurants. As a teenager Aja began her career in ornamental landscaping, working first for Garden Makers (based in Accord) before relocating to New Orleans to manage the bedding plants for a chain of nurseries called The Plant Gallery. Aja studied Landscape Design at the School of Horticulture at the NY Botanical Gardens and is proficient in DynaSCAPE (software program for landscape design). Aja’s role at EDC is centered in project and garden design, client relations and employee management.