Montclair, NJ – She was passionate about the environment and passionately against leafblowers.
Pat Kenschaft, mathematician, author, local activist and Montclair State Professor Emerita, passed away Sunday. She was 84.
Kenschaft was best known in Montclair as a gardening guru who was generous with advice and often hosted open garden tours at her Gordonhurst home.
Kenschaft grew almost all her family’s vegetables year round without poisons, power machinery, or commercial fertilizers and maintained a large gardening/environmental email list where she shared her gardening adventures.
In March 2021, there was a fire at Kenschaft’s Gordonhurst home; she and her husband of 45 years, Fred Chichester, moved to an assisted living residence. Chichester died in May 2021.
Give a listen to Pat on this video where she shares her goals for life, formulated at age 14:
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