June 13, 2019
Spring Luncheon is a cherished Botanical Garden tradition. Guests enjoy a fully catered lunch while listening to a gardening expert.
The Botanical Garden welcomes author Brie Arthur as our 2019 keynote speaker. Originally from southeastern Michigan, Brie Arthur studied Landscape Design and Horticulture at Purdue University. With more than a decade of experience as a grower and propagator at leading nurseries such as Plant Delights and Camellia Forest, she now combines her passion for plants and sustainable land management by communicating the value of gardening across the U.S.
Brie has been dubbed a revolutionary for her leadership in the suburban Foodscape movement and for her work with public schools. With her Amazon best-selling debut book The Foodscape Revolution, Brie looks forward to sharing gardening tips with audiences who are excited about the future of growing with ecological, economic and nutritional sensibility.
Brie is leading the national suburban Foodscape movement; a model of community development that incorporates sustainable, local food production. She speaks internationally on a variety of horticulture topics and is a correspondent on the PBS television show Growing A Greener World.