When Mark Highland is not out in the greenhouse or warehouse, Mark spends much of his time traveling to garden centers, trade shows and similar venues to promote, educate and inspire others to the many rewards of organic gardening. He has taught classes at Longwood Gardens, The Tyler Arboretum, Mt. Cuba Center, The Scott Arboretum, Callaway Gardens, and speaks regularly at public events like The Philadelphia Flower Show and to numerous garden clubs. Visit him at http://www.organicmechanicsoil.com
Alex Lewin is a writer, nutrition strategist, trained chef, lactofermentation and pickling instructor, urban bicyclist, and former software engineer. His blog can be found at http://FeedMeLikeYouMeanIt.com/ . You can follow him on twitter at http://twitter.com/lactoferment
Patti Moreno is the host of http://www.gardengirltv.com and contributor to Organic Gardening, Fine Gardening, the Huffington Post and the Farmers Almanac . She publishes the web magazine http://www.urbansustainableliving.com and she answers questions at http://www.gardengirltv.com/messageboard. She is the Co-Host of Growing a Greener World and the number one gardening expert on Youtube. Buy Patti’s 4hr DVD at www.olivebarn.com
Country farmer in childhood turned urban gardener in adulthood with emphasis on indoor gardening, Dana Gordon, who is a wife and mother of two, has been gardening and preserving food since childhood with the guidance and knowledge of three generations.
Visit her blog at: http://alotgreener.blogspot.com/
Kenny Point is an organic gardener on a mission to encourage more people to get out and enjoy the pleasures and many benefits that a backyard garden can offer. You can catch him gardening and writing over at
Trudi Davidoff is the leading expert in Winter Sowing Germination, her website, WinterSown.Org, is aimed at the home-gardener and provides "green" information on the germination method, seed saving, seed trading and seed storage. Trudi maintains a seed bank and freely provides seeds to individuals, and worthy organizations like Veteran's Administration hospitals, at-risk youth programs, blue-collar factory groups, food-bank garden initiatives, community gardens, and public schools and kid's clubs.
Frederick J. Dunn is a retired Navy man and a life long poultry man. He raises bees, emu and chickens in rural PA and is the author of the DVD Regarding Chickens. Fred is a contributor to Mother Earth News. Check out his website: www.fredsfinefowl.com to learn more about him.
Kate Bryant is a freelance garden writer with a special fondness for edible, native, drought-tolerant and unusual plants (not necessarily all at once).
She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she also runs a gardening and consulting business. Check out PLANTWISE, her blog for Portland Monthly Magazine at http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/blogs/plantwise.
Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Davies gardens in the Seattle area (Zone 8b). At 37, I hope to improve the variety and quality of the food my family eats. My 5 and 2 year olds and I are excited to grow food for our family all year long and work to eat better. Along the way, I hope to learn all I can about vegetable gardening and pass along the knowledge to future generations. Enjoy your garden!
Visit his blog at: http://ft2garden.powweb.com/sinfonian/
Patricia Lanza is the author of How to Create Wonderful Gardens, Lasagna Gardening, Lasagna Gardening for Small Spaces and Lasagna Gardening with Herbs.
For more information see www.lasagnagardening.com
Check out Pat's latest book: My Garden Doctor
Nationally syndicated garden writer and host of the PBS series Garden Smart, and DIY Network’s Fresh from the Garden, Joe Lamp’l, aka joe gardener® is one of the most stimulating national gardening and sustainability communicators today. www.joegardener.com
Justin Cave was born to landscape, he got his first work permit when he was 14 so he could drag a 200-foot hose to thirsty beds of annuals. He launched his professional landscaping career while he was at college, working his love of lawn care in between classes. Later, Justin went to work for two of Atlanta's top landscaping and design firms, managing large-scale projects and learning the tricks of the trade on more complex challenges. Visit him on line at: http://www.sierraconsultingus.com/about-sierra-consulting/
Cynthia McKenna is a writer, gardener, Episcopal Priest, and psychotherapist in the Texas Hill Country. You can learn more about her at her website: www.cynthiamckennacounseling.com or visit her blog: http://gardengateblog.com
Annie is a syndicated eco-columnist and Master Gardener Annie Spiegelman offers practical tips on organic gardening, composting and planting along with guidance and gripes on marriage, motherhood and that so-called 'having it all.' As your cynically optimistic horticultural host, Spiegelman offers positive reinforcement and moral support from a gardener who's made all the mistakes, and has lived to tell how to make peace with snails, fungi, bacteria and...your boyfriend. Visit her at www.dirtdiva.com
William Moss, landscape architect on TLC's Town Haul, found his calling after taking a master gardener course in 1996. William's first gardening-related job was a supervisory position with the Chicago Department of the Environment. He immediately impacted the community by overseeing the installation of gardens citywide. In the spring of 1998, Moss moved his expertise to the Chicago Botanic Garden's Community Gardening department, where he continued to make a difference within Chicago communities by installing more gardens and teaching home gardening classes. Visit William at: http://www.wemoss.org/
Shawna Coronado is the author of the new greening, health, and community self-help book "Gardening Nude" and hopes to inspire the world to live healthier and happier.To purchase Shawna's green lifestyle book, go to Amazon.com or this link - http://tinyurl.com/cv6svv. As an author, columnist, speaker, and environmental correspondent, Shawna hopes to inspire the world to get off the couch and get out into the environment and community to improve physical and emotional health! To contact Shawna,
please visit her websites -
www.thecasualgardener.com - www.gardeningnude.com
Luci is a native of New York City, Luci has lived from the east coast to the west coast. Luci currently works as a Sustainability Planner for Ft. Bragg. She previously served as an Army Officer for 5 years and worked as a registered nurse for 10 years. She has been active in local sustainability issues since returning to Fayetteville NC. She volunteers with Sustainable Sandhills, a local sustainability focused organization and served on the City of Fayetteville Recycling Task Force.
Dr. Kathryn Hayward is a Board certified primary care internist and Associate Physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. In addition to caring for patients with complex medical problems, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, she has developed integrative medicine programs for weight management and has been an investigator in national trials for diabetes prevention and treatment.
Helen Yoest is a garden writer, speaker and garden coach through her business Gardening With Confidence™ with a background in environmental engineering. She is a field editor for Better Homes and Gardens and Country Gardens magazine and she also serves on the board of advisors for the JC Raulston Arboretum. Helen is co-founder and contributor to: Beautiful Wildlife Garden and the founder, publisher and editor of:Tarheel Gardening your online resource for North Carolina gardening enthusiasts.
Originally a product of the Motor City, Mike has lived in on the streets and on the beach in Hawaii, as well as in Haight Ashbury and the North Beach neighborhoods in San Francisco. Mike is also founder of the Experimental Theater Workshop, and The Spare Change Artists. He is journalist, Managing Editor of two newspapers in the Pacific Northwest, and a freelance magazine writer of green issues, gardening, pop culture, travel and history for numerous publications. He has also written four books about American Pop Culture and Travel.
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