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.
National speaker and award-winning author EVELYN HADDEN showcases the diverse beauties and rewards of nature-friendly, soul-satisfying landscapes with less lawn.
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.
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.
Thor Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, Switzer Environmental Fellow, and winner of the John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing. His books include THE TRIUMPH OF SEEDS, FEATHERS, and THE IMPENETRABLE FOREST.