Diane Hoffmaster

Freelance Writer

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Green Living, Gardening, Sustainable Food


University of New Hampshire


Diane is a writer focused mainly on wellness and green living topics, from organic gardening and eating sustainably to upcycling, recycling, and making small green choices for a smaller carbon footprint.


Diane is a writer and scientist with a degree in Microbiology. She is passionate about green living and finding small ways to have a positive impact on the environment.

She likes to share her experiences and tips through Turning the Clock Back, a site devoted to sustainability, wellness, and living simply through a realistic lens. Born in 2010, the site takes a practical approach for people looking for new ways to go green and reduce their carbon footprint on a limited budget.

Diane is also a nationally certified pharmacy technician and has experience in biotech in academic and research settings.


Diane earned her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, with a minor in Health Management and Policy from the University of New Hampshire in 1994.

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