The Garden Beat

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Beth Botts

Expert, accessible communication about gardening,
conservation and the natural world

Writing, speaking , editing , content marketing ,
communications consulting, and compelling storytelling

2016 speaking engagements

Feb. 6: Perennial Plant Association Midwest Regional Symposium, "Inspired by Nature," 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Ill. Topic: "Division and Multiplication: When to Divide What (and How)"

Feb. 9: Joliet Area Garden Club, 7 p.m., Bird Haven Greenhouse, 225 Gougar Road, Joliet, IL. Topic: "What Now? Refreshing the Tired Garden -- and Gardener" 

Feb. 22: Palos Heights Garden Club, 7 p.m., Lake Katherine Nature Center, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL. Topic: "Divide and Multiply: When to Divide What (and How)"

March 5: Chicago Community Gardeners Association, South Shore Country Club Park. Topic TBA

March 13: Chicago Flower & Garden Show, 2 p.m., Navy Pier, Chicago. Topic: "Snip & Shape: Practical Tips for Pruning Shrubs"

April 2: Dubuque County Master Gardeners Spring Garden Seminar 2016, Dubuque, Iowa. Topic: "Growing Green in a Changing Climate"

April 23: Edible Gardening Workshop, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Ill. Topic: "Vegetables Month by Month"

May 19: Beverly Hills Garden Club, Chicago. Topic: "Taming the Wild Ones" 

June 17: Purdue Master Gardeners State Conference, West Lafayette, Ind. Topic: "Vegetables Anywhere: How to Fit farming Into Your Life"  

June 29: Midway Garden Society, Chicago. Topic: "People and Plants: The Story of the Garden"