Greening The Urban Environment

Speakers cover the living urban environment, including trees and landscaping, ornamental and food gardens, parks and open space, rivers and riparian corridors, ponds and wetlands, coastlines and lakeshores, and animals, birds, insects, and amphibians of all kinds. The living urban environment should be nurtured, protected, restored, and respected.

Speakers’ Books On The Living
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E Amy Stewart. Author of the bestselling Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers, she has written for The New York Times and been on Good Morning America. Her other books are From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden & The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms More >> Amy Stewart
E Ray Moritz. An arborist, fire ecologist and urban forester, he has 30 years experience in park and urban forest restoration and management. He writes "Ask the Arborist," a column for the San Francisco Chronicle, which mixes humor with public education about arboriculture, sustainable urban forestry, and the benefits of urban trees… More >> Ray Moritz
E Dotty LeMieux. As an attorney practicing land use, tree and neighbor law, she is an expert in conflicts involving trees. Municipalities often enact ordinances to protect trees while balancing the competing interests involved. She has authored numerous articles for online and print publications about tree issues and disputes… More >> Dottie LeMieux
E Jeff Hohensee. He has been Program Director for TreePeople, where he pioneered work on urban tree programs that touched the lives of millions. He has advised the California Department of Forestry and keynoted conferences for the Colorado Chapter of the American Association of Landscape Architects and for Sustainable Landscapers… More >> Jeff Hohensee
E Allen Green. An educator and former Executive Director of East Bay Urban Gardeners, he facilitates sustainable design and cooperation between generations. In projects including urban gardens, greenways, public parks and more, his pioneering partnerships show how to build social bonds essential for a more sustainable society… More >> Allen Green
E Christy Tinsley Ilfrey. As a partner in a Texas landscaping business, she has more than ten years experience in sustainable and native plant landscaping project design and installation. She has written about sustainable landscaping topics for such publications as Home Magazine DFW, Inside Collin County Business, and Plano Profile… More >> Christy Tinsley Ilfrey
E Steve Brill. Author of Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild Places), he is expert on the identification, ecological harvesting, and food and medicinal uses of North America's renewable edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms. He has been leading tours in and around New York City since 1982… More >> Steve Brill
E Dom Nozzi. A city planner with extensive experience in trail planning and in planning to protect the living urban environment, he is currently Executive Director of Walkable Streets Urban Design. He was lead planner for Gainesville's 26-mile greenway trail network, and he is an instructor for the National Complete Streets Coalition… More >> Dom Nozzi
E Peter Bronski. As an ecologist for Audubon International's Cooperative Sanctuary Program, he consulted with hundreds of schools, businesses, and golf courses in twenty countries to implement practices to protect, expand and enhance onsite wildlife habitat, protect adjacent rivers and streams, and minimize risks to wildlife and landowners… More >> Peter Bronski
E Pepper Provenzano. A pioneer in the advocacy of urban and community forestry, he is the founder of TreeLink and TreeUtah, and cofounder of the Utah Urban Forest Council and the National Alliance for Community Trees. He speaks nationally on urban forestry and green infrastructure… More >> Pepper Provenzano

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