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Our Next Show: Sunday November 2, 2014
Guest: Shawna Coronado | The Casual Gardener
Shawna Coronado is a garden and green lifestyle author, on-camera spokesperson, newspaper columnist, photographer, keynote speaker, and successful social media marketer.
As an experienced spokesperson with green lifestyle living, organic gardening, social media, and eco content creation, she campaigns for social good online and speaks internationally on building community, simple living, and green lifestyle tips for the everyday person. Shawna's social media expertise has propelled her far within the online industry – she has over 200,000+ followers on her social media outlets and 170 videos on YouTube with over a half million views. Her goal with her online presence is to better the world by utilizing community involvement and simple green living as tools to encourage social good.
Shawna speaks internationally on building community, simple garden living, and green lifestyle tips for the everyday person as well as social media development. Most recently, she was featured as a Chicago Tribune "Remarkable Woman" and named #1 Garden Blogger on Twitter by Cision in 2014. She has lectured at TEDx and Google, discussing the benefits of green living for community. Shawna Coronado educates the online community on eco-travel, green-living tips, sustainable gardening, inexpensive cooking, home vegetable production, and techniques for every day homeowners to save money by being green and feed the hungry during a down-economy – all this right from her very own home and ornamental front lawn vegetable garden.
Shawna appears regularly on international radio and national American TV as well and has been featured on many stations including ABC, NBC, WGN, and PBS TV. Her garden has been featured in many venues and a recent feature on WGN TV on her private garden has been nominated for an Emmy award. Her organic living photographs and stories have been featured both online and off in many international home and garden magazines and multiple books. You can learn more about her here
Shawna Coronado grew up on a farm in Kokomo, Indiana. This is where her garden experience began; gardening with her grandmothers in the country. She currently lives in Warrenville, IL with her family.
Shawna's passion for green living happened as a result of a dramatic health change where she went from a stressful work life filled with prescriptions and very little time with her family to a life focused on finding the less chemical solution and growing closer with her community. Gardening, sustainability, culinary, and social awareness became integral parts of her daily life. Her health improved and she began writing, teaching, and lecturing on ways others could find a healthier life too.
About the Host:
Since 1979 Sheri has been co-owner and vice president of ARBICO Organics. ARBICO Organics produces and markets organic and natural products for home, business, garden, lawn, farm and pets. Products include beneficial insects and organisms, fertilizers and soil amendments, weed and disease controls, composting supplies, insecticides, critter controls, horse care, traps, lures, pheromones, botanicals and more.
Sheri is on the committee for the Organic Certification of Growers of Arizona. Her memberships and associations include and are not limited to OFPANA (Organic Farm Producers of North America), the ANBP (Association of Natural Bio-control Producers), the ANA (Arizona Nursery Association), the CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers Association), BIRC (Bio-Integral Resource Center), The IOBC (International Organization of Biological Control), and the AAIE (Association of Applied Insect Ecologists), and OMRI (Organic Materials Research Institute).
She works with major universities and their cooperative extensions and researchers. Speeches are made on a nationwide and international basis. She has been asked to speak at major conferences covering the topics of Biological Control, Low Input Sustainable Agriculture, Integrated Pest Management, Impact of Agriculture on the Environment, Eco System Pest Management and more. Her publications include press releases, catalogs, guides for organic agriculture, and handbooks.
ARBICO Organics specializes in Low Input Sustainable Agricultural Techniques (LISA) emphasizing organic farming inputs, bio-intensive pest controls, pro-environmental fertilizers and plant foods, composting, weed and disease control, as well as preventive management.
For over 33 years ARBICO Organics has provided professional consulting and technical assistance worldwide. As an industry leader in the implementation of sustainable and organic agricultural programs, ARBICO Organics offers natural solutions to contemporary agricultural needs. ARBICO Organics provides the way to grow lush landscapes and healthful food within the balance of nature without the use of synthetic chemicals.
When the proper nutrients and minerals are made available to the soil, it will provide the food that gives life to the plant and ultimately to us.