Horticulturist Brie Arthur, author of “The Foodscape Revolution,” will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 19, at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education, located at 300 West Market Street in Downtown Kingsport.
A foodscaping visionary, Brie looks at underutilized garden spaces around homes or in the landscaped common areas of planned communities and sees places where food can be grown, inter-planted with non-food ornamental plants for year-round beauty. Brie will share her infectious enthusiasm for integrating edibles into a traditional ornamental landscape to increase bio-diversity and sustainability in everyday spaces.
Sponsored by Southern Appalachian Plant Society (SAPS), the program is free and the public is invited to attend.
Originally from southeastern Michigan, Brie studied Landscape Design and Horticulture at Purdue University. With more than a decade of experience as a grower and propagator at leading nurseries such as Plant Delights and Camellia Forest, she now combines her passion for plants and sustainable land management by communicating the value of gardening across the United States.
One of the young rock stars of horticulture, Brie has been dubbed a revolutionary for her leadership in the suburban foodscape movement and for her work with public schools across the United States. She is in high demand at horticultural events throughout the country, encouraging gardeners to rethink the use of green spaces and adopt sustainable landscape practices that embrace beauty and utility.
She appears as correspondent on the PBS Television show “Growing A Greener World” and her debut book, “The Foodscape Revolution,” has become a bestseller on Amazon. Arthur is also a leader in green industry communications through her writing, speaking, film production and consulting. This year Brie was honored as the first recipient of the American Horticultural Society’s Emerging Horticultural Professional Award.
Her book, “The Foodscape Revolution,” will be available for purchase and signing at her presentation. Her website is briegrows.com.
For more information about the event, call (423) 817-5473 or email [email protected]