Originally from southeastern Michigan, Brie Arthur studied Landscape Design and Horticulture at Purdue University. She was a professional plant propagator at Plant Delights Nursery and Camellia Forest Nursery before transitioning her focus to Green Industry communications through writing, public speaking, film production and consulting.
As a professional garden industry communicator Brie is leading the national suburban Foodscape movement; a model of community development that incorporates sustainable, local food production. She writes for Meister and GIE Media about green industry trends and strategies to expand market demographics. She speaks internationally on a variety of horticulture topics ranging from foodscape design to technical propagation methods and marketing. As a correspondent on the PBS television show Growing A Greener World, Brie shares practical advice from her one acre suburban foodscape encouraging everyone to embrace the hobby and lifestyle of home gardening. 2017 brings new ventures, including her first book, The Foodscape Revolution published by St Lynn’s Press.
Brie serves as GWA (Garden Writers of America) National Director of Region IV representing garden communicators across the southeast US. As founder of Emergent: A Group For Growing Professionals, Brie encourages an open dialogue and networking opportunities between seasoned professionals and rising green industry members. She sits on the Executive Committee for the International Plant Propagators Southern Region and is Marketing Chair for the IPPS International Board.