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URIAH CRANE
Gardener, Design/Build

Uriah grew up tending a garden, flipping compost, and waking up before the sun to care for livestock on his uncle’s Ohio farm. While studying Industrial and Manufacturing Tech in college, he worked part time in the greenhouse nursery, where he learned to create potting mix from raw materials and raise seedlings for a farmers market. After graduating, he put his newly honed skills to work at a landscaping firm. When Uriah moved to Brooklyn in 2006, finding himself deep in a concrete jungle did not deter him from pursuing his love of plants: he has chosen every apartment he’s lived in based on how much natural light it gets, and has amassed an indoor plant collection that gives most botanical gardens a run for their money. In addition to working as a building superintendent, maintaining up to 12 buildings at any given time and supervising outside vendors for larger repairs and projects, Uriah is a founding volunteer member of the Gowanus Tree Network, and was recently a semifinalist in the Greenest Block in Brooklyn competition. As a Garden Manager with Brooklyn Grange’s Design/Build team, Uriah specializes in indoor plants, bringing a bit of the great outdoors into the offices and residences of Brooklyn Grange’s clients. When he isn’t pruning, aerating, or feeding plants and trees, he might be reading up on Brooklyn’s rich history, or combing the beaches of its tiny waterfront parks.