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2020 Garden Walk Speakers 


Mike Larrivee

Composting 101


Donna Manley

Growing Exotic Mushrooms

Dan Elgart

 Soil Basics

Tonya Ashworth

Making Self-watering Containers

Tom Mashour

Growing Onions in South

Daryl Leven

Aquaponics 101

Adam + Renee’ Queen

Growing Microgreens

Dana Sanders

Growing Native Plants

Gizem Altin Nance

Nutritious Food for Chickens

Susan Wallace

Growing + Using Medicinal Plants

Susan Elswick

Using the “Green Fee” App for Sustainability

Karen Pennington

Growing a Tower Garden

2020 Garden Walk Speakers Wanted

Do you have a garden subject you love to share with others?  We invite you be an Educational Speaker at the 5th annual Cooper-Young Garden Walk, May 16-17, 2020, 9am-5pm. Showcase your topic to an eclectic audience of retirees, baby boomers, and young millennials  interested in all things gardening at our annual garden extravaganza. 

Chosen Garden Speakers earn:

  • speaker fee per 4 hour block
  • free publicity on our webpage for a year, social media mention, and mention in our garden walk brochure.
  • 1 complimentary ticket to the garden walk
  • opportunity to meet lots of new people and spread the joy of gardening.

Speaker Topics we are especially interested in:

  • sustainability—house plants—composting—flower arranging—organic gardening methods—growing mushrooms—beverages from the garden—attracting wildlife to the garden—climate change—zero waste living—preserving food

Registration Deadline: March 1, 2020. Due to limited number of spaces, early registration advised.

All Garden Speakers will be stationed at “Secret Gardens” throughout the neighborhood. This puts you at our most visited gardens, provides shade, and makes it easy to park for set up and take down.

The Cooper-Young Garden Walk  celebrates gardeners, demonstrates sustainable garden practices, showcases beautiful, imaginative gardens, and inspires all our visitors to make their own outdoor spaces beautiful.    

You have two options to apply: 

You will receive an email confirmation of acceptance.  Thank you.