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.
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.
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.
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.
Monica is a licensed Arborist, Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP), and garden designer who specializes in aesthetic pruning, butterfly gardens, and the use of organic practices. She is Editor of the Gardening Products Review.
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.
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.
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.
Saxon Holt is a professional garden photographer who has been photographing gardens for 25 years and lectures about the importance of "seeing" the essence of a garden.
He is also the Photography Program Director at San Francisco Botanical Garden