Board Member Bio – Kenneth Burke


Kenneth Burke comes from a long line of family farmers.  They raised hogs, beef, and milked, grew  crops such as corn, soybeans, sugar beets, wheat, barley, hay and oats.  The entire family also gardened and that is where Kenneth developed his passion for plants and gardening.  After graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in Dairy Science with endorsements in Biology and Chemistry, he served in the Navy, taught school, worked on the family farm, ranched in Texas, worked construction and now owns Gardening With Altitude.

Passionate about growing plants, indoor or outdoor, flowers and vegetables, Kenneth wants people to know that they can garden and have beautiful yards here in Cheyenne. He encourages people to plant for the birds, bees and butterflies, and to plant low water requiring landscapes.

Kenneth joined the Rooted in Cheyenne board to promote trees and landscaping and raise awareness that our public landscape is a valuable asset that improves both the individual property and the livability of the entire city.

His favorite tree is the Umbrella Magnolia, which is beautiful in bloom, but unfortunately doesn’t thrive in Cheyenne.

As owner of Gardening With Altitude, Kenneth heartily endorses the Habitat for Hero’s program as well as The Laramie County Master Gardeners, the Prairie Garden Club, and of course, Rooted in Cheyenne.