Allen Hirsh is a plant cold hardiness scientist, ex-nurseryman and exotic gardener in Silver Spring, MD. His unusual background enables him to lecture in depth on both interesting plants and winter challenges in the garden.
National speaker and award-winning author EVELYN HADDEN showcases the diverse beauties and rewards of nature-friendly, soul-satisfying landscapes with less lawn.
Dan has been involved in every facet of horticulture. His articles and photos have been seen in many magazines. He has taught horticulture, wholesaled, and run his own landscape co. He’s hosted a show on radio and been on HGTV, HMC, and BBC.
Thor Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, Switzer Environmental Fellow, and winner of the John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing. His books include Feathers, The Impenetrable Forest, and The Triumph of Seeds.
Robin's diverse, knowledgeable, down-to-earth speaking style provides audiences with fun and fantastic learning experiences. She has farmed in rural Virginia, ranched Northern California, cultivated in Los Angeles, and put down roots in Seattle, WA.
Pat's passion for beautiful, water-wise gardens and landscapes comes through in every presentation, whether to beginning gardeners or long-time professionals. She practices what she preaches: great horticulture combined with exploring new horizons.
Mark's M.S. degree in the Longwood Graduate Program focused on compost & potting soil. He started The Organic Mechanic Soil Company in 2006. Mark was a frequent guest on NBC’s The 10! Show, & consults for the EPA and ILSR on food waste composting.
Stacey is an author and professional horticulturist committed to sharing her love and knowledge of gardening. She teaches, not preaches, to inspire and empower audiences of all sizes and skill levels.
Author of the recently released book Pollinators of Native Plants, Heather Holm owns a Minnesota-based landscape design and consulting business specializing in native landscapes. She passionately speaks about native plants, pollinators, and design.
Garden writer, speaker, Master Gardener, herbalist,gardening magazine editor, featured on local television.