Jeanne Nolan is a well-known educator, author, and consultant who has been growing food organically for more than 20 years. Her company The Organic Gardener Ltd, works with families to develop gardens that are beautiful, productive, and uniquely suited to their homes and lifestyles. She also works extensively with schools, restaurants, not-for-profit organizations, and other institutions and has created more than 700 food gardens in and around Chicago. In partnership with Green City Market, she designed, installed, and maintains The Edible Gardens, a 5,000-square-foot vegetable garden in Lincoln Park Zoo. She teaches monthly workshops at The Edible Gardens. She is also a regular on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight."
Jeanne Nolan will be speaking about her book "From the Ground Up", sharing her personal experiences that led her into the good food movement, the benefits of having an organic garden, and her 5 keys to successful growing.