Recommended Presenter:

Gail Hudson

Minneapolis, MN


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Gail Hudson is a multiple Emmy award-winning, and national award-winning storyteller: a writer, photographer and video producer with a Master's degree in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota. She writes and photographs gardens for Northern Gardener magazine. She's also a garden coach and landscape designer for homeowners in the metro area and out-of-state. Gail owns Gail Hudson Media, a video production and communications company, working with many clients including the University of Minnesota Extension. She's also written garden articles for the "Star Tribune." Gail is co-author of the "Ten Plants Teacher Activities Handbook" (2017)--a classroom companion to "Ten Plants that Changed Minnesota," which is used in middle schools and high schools across Minnesota. She spent 30+ years in the broadcast news industry as a journalist (both on-air and behind the scenes) working for KSTP-TV producing news content and the "On the Road" show with Jason Davis. She is a highly-regarded speaker on various horticultural topics for local garden groups, non-profits and civic groups.

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MN State Horticultural Society, Edina Garden Council, Bloomington Garden Club, Anoka Area Gardeners Association, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, CARAG Neighborhood Association, Kenny Neighborhood Association, University of Minnesota-Public Garden Management class, Hamline University.

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Any topic concerning the home gardener! With beautifuI garden photos and videos and my expertise in science-based horticulture, I love to create fun, interactive presentations for my audiences about Spring bulbs, the bulb-sprinkling technique & how to mix spring bulbs with perennials; how to choose the best perennials for your yard, best perennial combinations, beautiful entry gardens, shrubs with pizazz, shrubs for containers, the right small tree for your garden, ornamental grasses, native plants for sun & shade, pollinator gardens for sun and shade, landscape design for bee-friendly, earth friendly landscapes, designing an Asian-inspired garden and various topics on vegetable gardening. I have given talks on: "Easy Steps to Smart, Sustainable Gardening," "Let the Houseplants Out: Growing Zone-pushing plants in your garden", How to create winter interest, "How to take Beautiful Flower Photos in a Snap!," English garden history, "Great Gardens of Britain," "Great Gardens of Britain Spring Tour," "Secrets in the Dirt: Bringing Old Gardens to Life" (historical garden restoration).