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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
National speaker and award-winning author EVELYN HADDEN showcases the diverse beauties and rewards of nature-friendly, soul-satisfying landscapes with less lawn.
Garden writer, speaker, Master Gardener, herbalist,gardening magazine editor, featured on local television.
Paul Hervey-Brookes is a well-respected designer who has built a strong reputation for landscapes and gardens that are classically English relying on planting schemes to create spaces and rich, multi-layered habitats.
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.