Area(s) of expertise: Ecological gardening, horticulture
Summary of expertise:
Environmental Horticulturist; expert on native plants and ecological landscapes. Instructor at New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Native Plant Center, Rutgers, et al. Active public speaker on gardening/landscaping for environmental improvement. Freelance writer; blogger; producer of videos and podcasts.
Blog/Web site: www.ecobeneficial.com
"Helping Bees in Crisis: 7 Steps to Creating a Bee-Friendly Landscape" Westchester Home Magazine, "Be a Good Host to Butterflies This Year" The Daily Voice, "Plant an Ecosystem Not Just a Garden" The Daily Voice, "Replacing the Green Desert: Meadowscaping and Other Native Alternatives" MLP Newsline, "Declining Species is a Huge Red Flag" The Journal News, et al.
Certified Horticulturist with the American Society for Horticultural Science, Accredited Organic Landcare Professional, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, Steering Committee Member - The Native Plant Center. Recipient of President's Volunteer Service Award, Yonker's Greenies Award.
Prior media experience:
HGTV.com, HGTVgardens.com, The American Gardener, The Journal News, Courier News, Home News Tribune, Scarsdale Inquirer, Bedford-Pound Ridge Record Review, Phillipstown.info, "Down in the Valley" (WKFCF), "This Blooming City" (Cable TV) et al.
Certificate in Horticulture from New York Botanical Garden, trained and certified as Accredited Organic Landcare Professional with NOFA, trained and certified as Master Gardener and Master Naturalist with Cornell Cooperative Extension, NY.
Gardening, landscapes, ecology, environment, sustainability, biodiversity, native plants, invasive plants, bees, birds, butterflies, wildlife.
The Daily Voice. Westchester Home. MLP Newsline.
Tom Renner, The Daily Voice.
I am used to working with tight deadlines and welcome last minute inquiries from print, online, TV or radio.
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