IECA is Happy to Announce Brie Arthur as our 2019 MS4 Keynote Speaker
The Foodscape Revolution- Ecology & Sustainable Management
Thoughtful management of landscapes is important for many reasons as concerns of storm water pollution increases. Brie will discuss design strategies and plant selections that will lead to lower maintenance while improving the environment by reducing potential fertilizer and pesticide runoff. The best organic products are featured to arm attendees with meaningful land management ideas. Learn about a wide range of plants and the pollinators they attract that can aid in ecological restoration. Get inspired to see the potential every landscape offers by transforming them into purposeful spaces that embrace solutions to modern day maintenance practices.
Originally from southeastern Michigan, Brie Arthur studied Landscape Design and Horticulture at Purdue University. She was a professional plant propagator at leading nurseries such as Plant Delights and Camellia Forest before transitioning her focus to Green Industry communications through writing, public speaking, film production and consulting. She is a published author, with her debut book, The Foodscape Revolution becoming a best seller on Amazon.
As a garden industry communicator Brie is leading the national Foodscape movement; a model of community development that incorporates sustainable, local food production. She speaks internationally on a variety of horticulture topics and has appeared as a correspondent on the PBS television show Growing A Greener World. As Vice President of Horticulture at Gardenuity, a direct to consumer on-line gardening company, Brie is able to use her plant knowledge and extensive grower network to reach consumers nationally.
In 2017 Brie was awarded the first ‘Emerging Professional’ distinction by the American Horticultural Society and was named in GPN’s class of 2016 “40 under 40. As a founding member of Emergent: A Group For Growing Professionals, she encourages an open dialogue and networking opportunities between seasoned professionals and rising green industry members. She is vice president of International Plant Propagators Southern Region and is on the board of directors for the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation. Her second book, Gardening with Grains published by St Lynn’s Press, will be available in 2019.