Mae Lin Plummer
Mae Lin Plummer has been a horticulturist, leader, and passionate advocate for public gardens for nearly 10 years, a career she enthusiastically leapt into after a nearly 20-year career in the corporate financial industry. Becoming a gardener and getting involved at a local botanical garden changed Mae Lin’s life after she realized the role public gardens have in cultivating the relationship between people, place, and the natural world. Mae Lin currently serves as Director of the newly launched IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility) Center for Public Gardens. She is the founder and creator of Never Stop Talking Associates and the Plant People in Plant Places podcast. Mae Lin also served as horticulturist and garden director at The Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC. In 2020 she graduated from the esteemed Longwood Fellows Program at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania.
Mae Lin will be presenting Connecting Within and Beyond for the Love of Trees.
Ethan developed his love of the natural world exploring the Susquehanna River hills in southeastern PA. He cultivated his horticultural perspective over two decades of gardening in the Deep South, including as director of Moore Farms Botanical Garden, where he led the transition from a private pleasure garden to a public botanical garden. Drawing on influences from both regions, he currently serves as the first director of Stoneleigh: a natural garden, a 42-acre former estate located in Villanova, PA, which opened to the public in 2018. At Stoneleigh, he enjoys creating a garden experience that inspires others to garden for beauty, biodiversity, and the health of our planet.
Ethan will be presenting Stoneleigh: Natives You Love, Natives You Never Knew You Needed.
Tama Matsuoka Wong
Tama Matsuoka Wong is a forager, weed eater, meadow doctor, lawyer, and mother of three. She authored Foraged Flavor, a wild food field guide and cookbook (2012) from Clarkson Potter, which was nominated for a James Beard award. Tama speaks to diverse audiences and she has also hosted foraging events. She supplies local wild foods to a select number of chefs and independent food institutions in the Mid-Atlantic area and collaborates with conservation groups and organic farmers on wild farming and foraging. After graduating from Harvard Law School and serving as a financial services lawyer, Tama returned to New Jersey and launched Meadows and More LLC. In 2007, she was named Steward of the Year by the New Jersey Forest Service. Tama has been featured in CBS Sunday Morning “Our war against weeds,” the NY Times Finding Flavor in the Weeds, and a 2013 TedX Manhattan talk on How I did less and ate better, thanks to weeds.
Tama will be presenting Foraging Woody Plants for Sustainability and Deliciousness.
Jenny Rose Carey
Jenny Rose Carey is a renowned gardener, educator, historian, and author. She served as the senior director at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown and at Temple University, first as an adjunct professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and then as director of the Ambler Arboretum. Jenny Rose has been lecturing nationally and internationally for many years. Her Victorian property, Northview, has been featured on the PBS series The Victory Garden and has been included in numerous publications. Jenny Rose is also the author of several books including Glorious Shade, 2017, Timber Press, and The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Guide, 2022, Timber Press.
Jenney will be presenting as part of Gardener’s Voices.
Eva Monheim is the author of Shrubs & Hedges: Discover, Grow, and Care for the World’s Most Popular Plants and has written over 100 gardening articles and scholarly papers on design and garden history. An award-winning educator, Monheim teaches Woody Plants at Longwood Gardens for the Professional Horticulture Program and is an adjunct professor at The Barnes Arboretum at St. Joseph’s University where she teaches Garden Appreciation and Landscape Management. Her breadth of knowledge and extensive teaching experience has led to the formation of VEE – Verdant Earth Educators, LLC. She consults, educates, writes, and advises on all things horticulture. Eva is also the producer and co-host of The Plant a Trillion Trees Podcast – heard in 69 countries and found on all major podcast platforms.
Eva will be presenting as part of Gardener’s Voices.
Todd Greenberg is the Senior Project Manager of Public Gardens and Landscapes for The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Todd oversees the site management, horticultural care, and teams of gardeners responsible for many gardens throughout the Philadelphia area, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Logan Square, The Philadelphia Navy Yard, and the Eastern State Penitentiary. Prior to joining PHS, Todd served as Head Gardener of Bartram’s Garden for over a decade. Todd received his B.S. in Horticulture from Temple University, Ambler. He has been working in public gardens in Philadelphia for the last 18 years. Todd is an avid urban gardener both personally and professionally.
Todd will be presenting as part of Gardener’s Voices.
Linda Chalker-Scott has a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Oregon State University and is an ISA certified arborist and an ASCA consulting arborist. She is WSU’s extension urban horticulturist and professor in the Department of Horticulture. Linda also holds two affiliate associate professor positions at the University of Washington. Linda conducts research in applied plant and soil sciences, publishing the results in scientific articles and university extension fact sheets. In 2020, she was named editor for Western Arborist magazine and she is also the award-winning author of five books. In 2018, Linda was featured in a video series – The Science of Gardening – produced by The Great Courses and is one of the Garden Professors – a group of academic colleagues who educate and entertain through their blog and Facebook pages.
Linda will be presenting Practical Woody Plant Management for Sustainable Landscapes.
Chris Reed is Founding Director of Stoss and is recognized internationally as a leading voice in the transformation of landscapes and cities. He works alternately as a researcher, strategist, teacher, designer, and advisor. A recipient of the 2012 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture, Chris is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Chris will be presenting Climate Ecologies + Garden Landscapes.