Coalition Members

Evelyn J. Hadden (admin) – national speaker and award-winning author of Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives and Hellstrip Gardening: Create a Paradise between the Sidewalk and the Curb.

Susan Morrison (admin) – Northern California Master Gardener, speaker, landscape designer specializing in no-lawn gardens, and co-author of Garden Up! Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces.

Ginny Stibolt (admin) – Florida-based columnist and author of Sustainable Gardening for Florida, Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida, and The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native Landscape.

Shirley Bovshow – nationally recognized landscape designer, television host and designer of the “Garden Police” show on the Discovery Home channel, gardening coach, syndicated blogger, and new media broadcaster.

Thomas Christopher – columnist for Martha Stewart Living and House & Garden, co-author of Essential Perennials and author of many other garden books, and landscape designer/installer.

Billy Goodnick – Southern California-based landscape architect, blogger at Fine Gardening Magazine, and co-host of the educational and humorous regional television show Garden Wise Guys.

Saxon Holt – award-winning professional garden photographer with hundreds of magazine and book credits including The American Meadow Garden, Hardy Succulents, and Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates, author of several garden photography e-books available at his commercial site PhotoBotanic, and regular blogger at Gardening Gone Wild.

Pam Penick – Texas-based author of Lawn Gone! Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard and The Water-Saving Garden: How to Grow a Gorgeous Garden with a Lot Less Water, landscape designer, freelance writer and photographer, and blogger at Digging.

Paul Tukey – founder of the non-profit SafeLawns Foundation, executive producer of the documentary A Chemical Reaction chronicling the origins of the North American anti-pesticide movement, publisher of People, Places & Plants magazine, author of The Organic Lawn Care Manual: A Natural, Low-Maintenance System for a Beautiful, Safe Lawn, co-host of HGTV show People, Places & Plants with Roger Swain, and sustainability officer for Glenstone Museum in Maryland.

Advisory (Nonvoting) Members

Neil Diboll – famed prairie ecologist, national speaker, landscape designer and grower at Prairie Nursery.

Ava Salman - activist in both her local community and in the gardening industry, grower at High Country Gardens.

David Salman – recognized expert in the field of waterwise gardening and xeriscaping, sought-after national speaker, grower and plant breeder at High Country Gardens, and blogger at The Xeric Gardener.