Meet Belinda

Belinda is collaborating with Jennifer McDonald, owner of urban winery Jenny Dawn Cellars, for the Front Porch project. 

Belinda K. Smith’s passion is horticulture. Creating colorful inviting spaces for all to enjoy has been her lifelong pursuit. She has worked as a freelance landscaper breathing life into previously lifeless spaces and has been with Sedgwick County Zoo for over 20 years as the greenhouse manager.

Belinda proudly completed her Associate's Degree in Science at 48 years old in 2013 in order to expand her understanding of the natural world.  She has also completed the K-State Master Gardener Program.

Jenny Dawn Cellars

Belinda is collaborating with Jennifer McDonald, owner of Jenny Dawn Cellars. In 2017, Jenny Dawn Cellars established a working partnership with a wine facilitator in Napa, California. In 2019, Jenny Dawn Cellars opened a winery and tasting room in the heart of downtown Wichita located at Union Station. Jennifer now crafts and bottles her wines on-site, with grapes and juice sourced from the finest growers in California and Kansas. This local winery offers charcuterie and small bitesvenue rentals, private wine tastings, wine locker memberships, and Winuecation – a monthly educational class. Owner Jennifer (pictured) will collaborate with Belinda on the Front Porch project.