Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


Nodding Onion Gardens Owners

Beth (Dahlin) Coyne - Columbia Station, Ohio

Business Owner

Nodding Onion Gardens - 2010 to Present - Responsible for all aspects of day to day operations, including social media updates along with website design and maintenance.

Guinea Pig Club .com and Rabbit ( site no longer exists) - 1999 to 2004 - Using the program Dream Weaver I developed, created and designed a children's website which was a collection of: stories, pictures, articles on care, breeding and showing rabbits and guinea pigs. 

Work Experience 

Big Creek Parkway & Brookside Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks - Seasonal Maintenance position - April through September, 2017- Planted flowers, mulched and maintained garden-beds. Planted, pruned and watered trees. Drove large and small dump-trucks, towed water trailer, power washed: pavilions and restrooms. What a privileged it was to work in "my" beloved park!

Cross County/Track Assistant Coach - 2001 - 2007 - Cross-county/track coach for Columbia High School, Columbia Station, Ohio. Several seasons were volunteer others were a paid position 

Volunteer Experience

Lorain Metro Parks - Miller Nature Preserve - October 2017 to Present - Working in the Conservatory - Learning to care for and understand the beautiful tropical plants inhabiting this amazing park.

Lorain County Metroparks - January 2017 - present

Cleveland Metroparks - 2008 - present - experience includes: Green Team (Dave Davork), Youth Out Doors and Watershed Steward

Columbia Local Schools - Wide range of volunteer positions during the years our children were students in the school district 


Mexico High School, Mexico, NY - 1978 - Regents curriculum (college prep) - Competed all four years in four women's sports each year. Earning numerous awards, including Coaches Award and Athlete of the Year. Served and co-captain on several teams 

Plattsburgh State, Plattsburgh, NY - 1983

Bachelors of Arts with class work in: environmental studies, biology. microbiology, chemistry and organic chemistry. Competed in Cross-county and both indoor and outdoor track. Captain of fledgling cross-country team and co-captain of both indoor and out door track. Qualified for nationals in five events.

Continuing Education

Seed to Sustainability Workshop - Cleveland Seed Bank and Ridge & Hollow - Saving seeds, seed born diseases, inbreeding, seed policy

Lorain Community CollegeClass Work - HTML 5 and Web design, Plant Propagation, as well as Soil Management and Conservation. Attended various native plant symposiums and conferences

Hobbies - Ultra Trail runner - Competing in marathons, 50 km and a 50 miler. In 2016 I attempted my first 100 mile trail run - Burning River 100. finishing 87.2 miles.  I also enjoy: distance cycling, baking, gardening, reading and spending time with my family

Martin Coyne - Columbia Station, Ohio

Nodding Onion Gardens - Manages Financial Matters

Lake Catholic High School  - 1975

Mentor, Ohio 

Kent State -

Bachelors of Accounting - 1980

Kent, Ohio

University of Colorado – MBA 1987

Denver, Colorado 

Employed as a controller for a local Cleveland Company for the past 30 years.