My name is Brie. I grew up in southeastern Michigan and studied Landscape Design and Horticulture at Purdue University. With over twenty years of experience as a grower and propagator, I am now determined to share my knowledge and passion for gardening to communities around the world.
After my debut book The Foodscape Revolution became a best seller on Amazon, I started sharing garden advice with audiences who were excited about the future of growing with ecological, economic and nutritional sensibilities.
I am a passionate leader in the foodscape movement - a model of community development that incorporates sustainable, local food production. I also speak on a variety of horticulture topics around the US, and appeared as a correspondent on the PBS television show, Growing A Greener World.
As Vice President of Horticulture for Gardenuity, a direct to consumer on-line gardening company, I use my plant knowledge and extensive grower network to reach consumers across the country. Gardening in the modern era of technology has never been easier. Just visit Gardenuity.com to get started today!
In 2017, I was awarded the first Emerging Professional distinction by the American Horticultural Society and was named in Grower Product News class of 2016 40 under 40. As the founder of Emergent: A Group For Growing Professionals, I encourage open dialogues and networking opportunities between seasoned professionals and rising green industry members. Currently, I am the Vice-President of the International Plant Propagators Society Southern Region and will serve as President in 2020. I’m also on the board of directors for the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation and served as GWA (Garden Writers of America) National Director of Region IV from 2015-2018, representing garden communicators across the southeast US.
I look forward to continuing my travels and sharing wisdom and humor with diverse audiences.
My second book, Gardening with Grains will be available for pre-order soon!