New England Wild Flower Society has excellent speakers available for presentations, seminars, panels, symposiums, and more.
New England Wild Flower Society
(Contact the speakers directly as each maintains his/her own calendar.
Please note speaker fees, except for travel expenses, are used exclusively for
Garden in the Woods and our plant conservation efforts.)
William Brumback (508-877-7630, ext 3201, firstname.lastname@example.org) – $500 per talk or panel
Conservation Director, New England Wild Flower Society since 1991. Initiated the New England Plant Conservation Program (NEPCoP), a regional voluntary collaborative of representatives from over 60 organizations. Supervises NEPCoP, Plant Conservation Volunteer Corps, New England Flora (development of a new flora including a field manual and associated website). Co-authored A Guide to Invasive Plants in Massachusetts (2006), Flora Conservanda: New England, the NEPCoP List of plants in need of conservation (1997). 1982 to Present – recovery projects for four federally endangered species. Graduate, Washington and Lee University.
- Climate Change
- Invasive Plants
- Conserving Native Flora
John Burns (508-877-7630, ext 3204, email@example.com) - $400 per talk plus travel expenses, including 50 cents per mile
Administrative Coordinator for the Plant Conservation Volunteer Program. MS from Antioch New England, studying ferns in southern Brazil. Field work for the States of Massachusetts and Vermont and private organizations such as Massachusetts Audubon Society, Deerfield River Watershed Association, and Massachusetts Riverways Program.
- Ferns and Fern Allies
- Wetland Shrubs
- Beginner Sedges
Kristin DeSouza (508-877-7630, ext 3404, firstname.lastname@example.org) - $200 per hour plus 50 cents per mile for each additional mile over 50 miles travel
Senior Horticulturist at Garden in the Woods. She has a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Kristin has interned at the Arnold Arboretum, New York City’s Central Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and the Eden Project.
- Sustainable Landscape Techniques
- Gardening in Wet Spaces with Native Plants
- Edible Gardens - design and installation of edible native plants
Ted Elliman (508-877-7630, ext 3203, email@example.com) - $400 per talk plus travel expenses, including 50 cents per mile
Vegetation Management Coordinator at New England Wild Flower Society. Before his current position, did rare plant searches, forest community surveys, and invasive plant management for ten years on Appalachian Trail and Boston Harbor Islands on contract with National Park Service.
- Invasive Plants of New England—survey of invasive plants throughout the region—identification, habitats, range, impacts on natural landscapes, and management strategies to control each species.
- Natural Communities of New England: survey of the plant associations of the region’s native upland and wetland habitats, including alpine habitats, variety of forest communities, swamps, marshes, bogs, and fens, and coastal habitats.
Flora, natural/cultural history and conservation in western China
Arthur Haines (207-837-4920, prefers contact at firstname.lastname@example.org) - $500 plus travel expenses.
Research Botanist, New England Wild Flower Society. Arthur Haines is a plant biologist specializing in the taxonomy and identification of New England tracheophytes. Through study of living populations, herbarium collections, and literature, Haines aspires to gain the regional knowledge possessed by biologists such as Harry Ahles, Bruce Sorrie, and Edward Voss. Haines has just completed writing a new tracheophyte flora of New England titled Flora Novae Angliae, published by New England Wild Flower Society and Yale University Press.
- Flora of New England and related botanical topics
Dan Jaffe (508-877-7630, ext. 3405, email@example.com) - $250 per hour plus 50 cents per mile for talks over 25 miles from Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA.
Propagator and Stock Bed Grower. Dan earned a degree in botany from the University of Maine, Orono, ME. He is a previous intern at Garden in the Woods, followed by a year at the Garden as Plant Sales Coordinator. Before Garden in the Woods, he had four years nursery experience including management responsibilities.
- Container Gardening with Native Plants
- Design-less Gardening: An Ecological Approach
- Multiplying Your Stock: Propagation for the Home Gardener
- Plants for Professionals
- Practical Botany
- Bonsai for All: How to use native plants to create low maintenance bonsai
- A Gardener's Challenge: Growing Trillium, Lady's-Slippers, and Other Complicated Species
- Multiplying Your Stock: Propagation for the Home Gardener
- Ground Covers and Mat-Forming Natives
- Knowing our Wild Edibles: Finding, Growing, Eating
- How to Make Your Life Easier Using Mat-forming Natives
Nate McCullin (508-877-7630, ext. 3402, firstname.lastname@example.org) $200 per hour plus 50 cents per mile for each additional mile over 50 miles travel
Horticulturist and Facilities Coordinator at Garden in the Woods. Nate has a degree in Landscape Horticulture and Plant Science from the University of Delaware. Previously a stock grower at North Creek Nurseries and former Garden in the Woods intern, Nate has a wide variety of experience in the industry ranging from residential landscaping, to golf courses, nursery operations and public gardens. His hands-on techniques in conjunction with a strong horticultural foundation allow him to convey information in a way that both the plantsman and layman can appreciate.
- Creating and Maintaining Wildlife Gardens
Kate Pawling (413-397-9922, email@example.com) $200 per talk plus travel expenses, including 50 cents per mile
Nursery Operations Manager and Propagator at Nasami Farm, Whately, MA. Kate received a BS in Biology in 2006 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She began as an intern at Nasami Farm in 2007 and is now the plant propagator and nursery operations manager. She has a profound interest in plant communities, the life that they support and recreating this in the garden.
- Propagating Wildflowers from Seed
- Seed Saving: Collection, Cleaning, and Storage
- Container Gardening with Perennials
- Gardening for Wildlife