Virtual Professional Show & Tell
Sunday, July 12th 4:00 PM via Zoom
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Join us online as six fellow Women in Horticulture discuss their go-to garden gear! Each presentation is about 10 minutes long and offers opportunities for Q & A. This event is FREE and all are welcome. Please RSVP to the event by emailing to receive the Zoom link. Thanks to all our presenters, we can’t wait to hear about your gear!
When: Sunday, July 12th at 4:00 PM
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Pruning with Power with Rebecca Allan
Rebecca will discuss and demo the 24 Volt Kobalt Lithium Battery Powered ChainSaw Professional which she uses for cutting small trees and pruning yews and out of control shrubs.
She will also present on her experience with the Garrett Wade pole pruner.
Rebecca Allan lives in the Bronx and owns a small gardening business, Painterly Gardens. Informed by her work as a professional artist and educator, Rebecca is an experienced gardener who has worked as a plant records manager, and published writings on art and horticulture. She is currently completing the Certificate in Sustainable Garden Design at the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture.
A Curvy Woman's Quest for the Perfect Work Pant with Cat Meholic
In 10 minutes we will dissect work pant options, buying ethics, and body acceptance. Sounds like a lot, but we women know that every decision we make, including buying pants, has a lot more to it than the surface let's on.
Cat Meholic is the Curatorial Horticulturist at Ambler Arboretum of Temple University. She has an M.S. from the University of Delaware in Plant Science, and to be frank, a big butt from decades of skating and genetics. Thus complicating her quest for the perfect work pant to wear for her work doing plant records, hands on horticulture, and wild collecting.
Surprise Topic with Abra Lee
Abra will be presenting on a topic that has yet to be announced! Stay tuned for more details as we look forward to hearing from this dynamic and intelligent horticulturalist.
Abra Lee is owner of Conquer the Soil, a community that celebrates horticulture beyond plants. She has spent a whole lotta time in the dirt as a: floriculture intern, municipal arborist, county extension agent, and landscape manager for two international airports. Lee is a graduate of Auburn University College of Agriculture and a member of Longwood Gardens Society of Fellows.
Foxglove Love with Julia Detwiler
Julia will present on her favorite brand of garden gear, Foxgloves,which has a variety of hats and gloves that provide sun protection and comfort while you are playing in the dirt. Join Julia in her garden to see Foxgloves in action and hear about why they are the only gloves she uses.
Julia Detwiler is a landscape designer with a passion for gardening.
Grappling with"The Girls" with Johannah Fine
Join West Philly arborist and educator, Johannah Fine, to discuss and demo (hopefully) what she calls the Girls’ sledge. As Johannah explains, “It's a ridiculous name for anything, which both gets attention if you're trying to talk to volunteers or interns or students, and then loosens things up which helps people to listen with less defensiveness.”
Johannah will also share her use of the Poacher’s Spade.
Johannah Fine is an ISA Certified Arborist, Urban Forestry Consultant, UC Green Consulting Arborist, community advocate, and educator who lives in West Philadelphia.
The Gimpy Gardener with Beth MacMillan
In the words of Beth, “I have 50 years of gardening trying to make do with the wrong tools, do it myself when I shouldn’t, and overdo everything possible. Each suggestion on garden safety I offer here has a story, scar or broken piece of equipment (or me) behind it, so listen closely to see how I survived.”
Beth MacMillan is currently president of the Four Seasons Garden Club and the Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society. She is a Chester County Master Gardener.
Beth volunteers as a gardener at Longwood Gardens and an Ambassador at Mt Cuba. She is also a volunteer coordinator and supports the Horticulture Information Booth at the Philadelphia Flower Show.
Beth has lived in Chester County for 30+ years. Her garden is used to support six or seven plant swaps each year for charities, she gives tours, has a Propagation Clinic, and an occasional bird watching site. It is a Backyard Wildlife Habitat and won Garden of Distinction in the 2019 PHS Home Garden Contest.