Professional Horticultural Presentation Experience
Developed course-specific materials and lectured state-wide on varied horticultural topics
Adult Continuing Education Instructor on various horticultural topics – Waterford Schools
Designed and conducted courses as Gardening Instructor – The Community House, Birmingham, MI
Keynote speaker – Henry Ford Estates Spring Day 2008
Recurring guest on NPR’s “Detroit Today”
Featured on Fox news Earth Day 2009 & Fox News 2010 and 2011
Guest lecturer for Wildflower Association of Michigan 2010 Conference
Guest lecturer for Growing Greater Gardens 2011 Wayne Community College
Repeated Guest lecturer for Smith & Hawken
Internationally published garden author for the Daily Om an international publication nuturing mind and body
Michaels gardens have been featured in various newspapers throughout Michigan.
Incredible wildlife photographer
Seasoned lecturer on various horticultural topics
Executive board member The Michigan Wildflower Association - Secretary
1970 Graduated Holly Sr High, Holly, MI
College classes, emphasis on horticulture, Oakland Community College
Advanced Master Gardener – Oakland County - Michigan State Univ – Ext
To help people create positive, life-affirming attitudes for all living things
To cultivate compassion for and to protect the lives of all beings in the kingdoms of animals, plants and insects.
To promote stewardship of the minerals .
To protect the the soil which is alive with millions of species of life forms
To use my experience, skills, and knowledge to educate about the vital part native plants play in maintaining a robust natural environment.