Diane Hoffmaster

Freelance Writer

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Gardening, Sustainable Food, Green Living


University of New Hampshire


Diane writes about a wide range of topics, from organic gardening and eating sustainably to upcycling, recycling, and making small green choices for a smaller carbon footprint.


After college, Diane spent several years working in cancer research and healthcare. While staying at home with her children, she stumbled upon blogging and found a creative outlet to share her passion for green and healthy living with the rest of the world.

Turning the Clock Back, a site devoted to sustainability and wellness, was born in 2010 and it continues to be a reference for people looking for new ways to go green and get healthy one step at a time.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, hiking, reading, and taking motorcycle rides with her husband.  


Diane earned her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, with a minor in Health Management and Policy from the University of New Hampshire in 1994. She is also a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician.

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