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Here is a listing of his presentation topics:
Public Talks for the Gardening Community
HOME COMPOSTING MASTER CLASS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO MAKE GREAT COMPOST (NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, AND WHY YOU SHOULD)
Of all the ingredients you can add to the soil to make it better, compost is the best. No store-bought or man-made product can do as much as the compost you make at home to produce great results in your garden. In this expanded presentation, Joe Lamp’l debunks the myths and demystifies the process to give you the simple steps so anyone can make great compost.
FEARLESS COMPOSTING: THE THREE SIMPLE STEPS TO MAKING COMPOST AT HOME (NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, AND WHY YOU SHOULD)
The single best thing you can add to any soil is compost. And you can make it at home (no matter where you live) for free. It’s good for your plants and the planet. Yet too many people incorrectly think it’s too complicated, too much trouble, or not worth the effort. In this enlightening and entertaining presentation, Joe Lamp’l (aka “joe gardener”), debunks the myths and demystifies the process so anyone can compost like a pro.
DIGGING DEEPER–FIVE THINGS SMART GARDENERS KNOW THAT OTHERS DON’T
No matter how much you know about gardening, there’s always more to learn. But it’s the smartest gardeners that know how to work with Mother Nature, have the wisdom to realize who’s really in control and possess the knowledge to know how, when and what do to, to get the best overall results with the least amount of wasted resources. These smart gardeners are an elite group. Are you one of them? You will be after this insightful presentation as Joe Lamp’l reveals the secrets to what the smartest gardeners know that others don’t.
THE TWENTY-FIVE DOLLAR VICTORY GARDEN CHALLENGE: GROWING A GARDEN TO FEED YOUR FAMILY ON $25 OR LESS
In this multi-media presentation, Joe Lamp’l takes you back to where it all began. The notion of creating an organic garden from scratch, sufficient to feed his family of four, all their veggie needs for an entire season. The challenge; spend less than $25 for the entire project. The catch; he had to do it as if he were a brand new gardener, with no tools and no contacts to help make it happen! Not only did he do it, there was money left over. Come see all the tricks and tips Joe pulled from his recycling bag of tricks in his efforts to make it happen and learn how any gardener at any level can do the same thing at home.
GROWING A GREENER WORLD – A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT SOME OF OUR MOST POPULAR STORIES FROM THE PAST 9 SEASONS
In this inspiring and motivational session, Joe draws on his extensive travel across America to produce and host his Emmy award-winning national public television series Growing a Greener World®. With an extensive collection of stories over 100 episodes, through beautiful high definition video and award-winning photography, you’ll meet some of the most fascinating people, see some of the most interesting places and discover organizations doing great things for the planet, all with an emphasis on gardening and a common thread that will empower each of us to advance the cause of these gardening heroes in our own communities.
GROWING A GREENER URBAN WORLD – A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT SOME OF OUR MOST INSPIRING URBAN GARDENING STORIES FROM THE PAST 8 SEASONS
Over the past 10 years, Emmy award-winning national public television series Growing a Greener World® has traveled the country to produce episodes that feature people and places doing great things through gardening. And many times, those stories have urban roots. In this inspiring and motivational presentation, GGW creator, and host, Joe Lamp’l introduces you to some of his team’s favorite urban gardening heroes from over 150 episodes. Through beautiful video and award-winning photography, you’ll meet some of the most fascinating people, see some of the most interesting places and learn about some of the most innovative ideas of people positively impacting their urban communities and beyond – all with a common thread of urban gardening.
GREENING YOUR GARDEN WHILE PROTECTING THE PLANET
This presentation is based on Joe’s popular and latest book, The Green Gardener’s Guide; simple significant actions to protect and preserve our planet. Gardeners enjoy a connection with the earth unlike anyone else. Ironically as we create and maintain beautiful gardens and landscapes, many unknowingly are doing so in a way that is harmful to our environment. In his highly popular presentation, Joe Lamp’l will entertain and stimulate your thinking in new ways as he shares seven significant concepts we all can do right now to make our gardens and community ‘greener’ while protecting the planet too”.
STARTING AND MAINTAINING A THRIVING ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDEN
Eating local and growing your own fresh food is the hottest topic in gardening today. Home gardeners are rediscovering or learning for the first time just how fun, healthy and delicious it is to grow your own. Joe Lamp’l, host of the popular DIY Network television series “Fresh from the Garden” and now “Growing a Greener World” on public television, shares his secrets to successfully starting and growing your own vegetable and herb garden with tips and information that will assure success and simplify the process.
THE 5 BIGGEST MISTAKES IN OUR GARDENS & LANDSCAPES AND HOW TO FIX THEM
Many of the biggest problems in the landscape and garden are avoidable. In fact, in many cases, we’re the ones causing them. Find out what we’re commonly doing around the country that we should never do and how to make it right instead! Joe Lamp’l takes it “over the fence” as he addresses these topics and more from his popular book; Over the Fence with joe gardener®. This presentation was created to inform your audience on how to create beautiful and functional landscapes and gardens and how to avoid the most common mistakes.
NO-TILL GARDENING: IF YOU LOVE YOUR SOIL, DITCH THE TILLER
Tillers are that go-to tool we’ve always used to break up the earth. But is tilling really the best way to get your soil in shape? While it might be the easiest and fastest way to start, it’s not the best way. In this presentation, Joe Lamp’l explains how tilling adversely impacts the soil, and shares the five simple steps to creating a thriving no-till garden.
JOE GARDENER’S BEST OF THE MUST-HAVES™ IN GARDEN GEAR AND GADGETS
Back by popular demand, Joe Lamp’l, aka “joe gardener®” reveals the latest and best of the must-have tools and gadgets for any gardener and weekend warrior. After years of searching and testing, these products have stood the test of time for quality and value, and have earned the prestigious ranking as a joe gardener certified, Best of the Must-haves. New for 2013, on location video, will showcase the products in action by Joe, and why anyone with a yard or garden needs these in their tool shed as well. (p.s. You may be one of the lucky winners to take home one of these products after the presentation since everything is given away by random drawing).
SECRETS BEHIND CREATING THE PERFECT TV GARDEN
You’ve watched the home gardening shows hundreds of times. You’ve envied the beautiful beds of lush foliage and bright flowers and perfect rows of exceptional produce. You’ve lusted after soil loose enough to plunge your arm into. Now it’s time to learn the tricks of the trade straight from Joe Lamp’l, host of Fresh From the Garden on DIY Network, Garden Smart on PBS, and now his own show, Growing a Greener World®. Let Joe share the best-kept secrets from his own television garden and the best tips he’s learned from the pros around the country. In less than one hour, Joe can help you create an extraordinary garden that will likely be your best ever!
CREATING A GARDEN TO WEATHER ANY STORM
This presentation was inspired by the incredibly healthy garden Joe Lamp’l created and maintained on the set of The Fresh from the Garden television series for over three years–in spite of many difficult environmental challenges! In this unique and informative presentation, Joe shares his secrets about creating a garden that will stand up to all the unpredictable variables in Mother Nature’s bag of tricks. Joe will explain how best to prepare any garden or landscape to perform no matter how wet, dry, sunny or shady it may be. He’ll also share his methods of dealing with critters of all shapes and sizes. Learn the tricks of proactive gardening – from soil testing and preparation to fertilization and watering, as well as pest and disease control, all in a more eco-friendly way.
CHOICES AND TRICKS TO MAKE THE MOST OF ANY SMALL SPACE GARDEN
These days, no space is too small for a beautiful ornamental or edible garden, or both! With a few design tricks and plant varieties that are specially bred for small spaces and containers, you’ll have more growing space and choices than you ever imagined, along with a beautiful garden that fills that space without overtaking it. In this informative presentation, Joe Lamp’l pulls from a vast network of expert designers and plant breeders to share the latest information on what you need to know to make the most of any small space.
EDIBLE LANDSCAPING–CREATING A GARDEN DESIGN THAT LOOKS GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT (BECAUSE YOU CAN!)
Who says vegetable gardens are ugly? Edible landscaping is one of the hottest trends in home garden design. Beyond shrubs and trees, today’s front yard gardens integrate edible growing space for fruits and vegetables, herbs, and berries – and your neighbors might not even realize it. Joe Lamp’l offers beautiful examples of simple design techniques that incorporate edible ornamental selections to enhance the look and function of any home garden.
THE ZERO WASTE PROJECT – HOME EDITION
Companies do it. National Parks do it. But can “we” do it? Creating zero waste at home may sound like a daunting task. But so much of what we throw away could have a new life if we just knew how. In this fun presentation, you’ll learn amazing, practical, and even profitable ways to give new life to common household trash, and rejuvenate your garden using common kitchen discards, all while doing your part to keep it out of the landfill.
Talks for the Industry
WHY SHOULD I BUY FROM YOU? THE 5 MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS & KEEP YOUR CUSTOMERS
It’s a fact; people buy differences, not similarities. Expecting new results without adapting to change is a recipe for disaster. As your potential customer, offer what I need, show me how you’re different, and sell me with your service. If so, you’ll earn my loyalty for life. Some of the most impactful ways to improve results cost nothing to implement yet offer huge returns. This presentation will show you how.
PREPARING FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT GENERATION OF CUSTOMERS IN YOUR LIFETIME– WHAT YOU MUST KNOW FOR YOUR BUSINESS TO SURVIVE
Millennials are the youngest and largest consumer group in history, and they’re knocking on our door. Get ready to learn about new ways to find and influence these discerning consumers in today’s green industry market. With his eyes and ears on today’s home gardener, Joe Lamp’l shares his take on how to reach them and what to say when you do. Join Joe as he takes a look at the products and services you sell, and offers an extremely valuable consumer perspective that challenges product relevance, marketing messages and if you’re even using the right vehicles. Learn to speak their language. If you don’t, they’ll pass you by.
INDEPENDENT GARDEN CENTERS–POISED FOR PROMINENCE (First presented as IGC Keynote address, 8/12)
Independent Garden Centers are poised for prominence as the largest consumer group in history looks for trusted places to make their gardening and landscaping purchases. Price and convenience, which often drive a buying decision, are trumped by the more important, relationship, that only an IGC can realistically offer. In this inspiring and informative presentation, Joe Lamp’l shares priceless advice for making sure you are poised for success with this most powerful generation of consumers about to cross your threshold.
GREENING GARDEN CENTERS FOR THE ECO-SAVVY SHOPPER
As customers continue to rely on independent garden centers and nurseries for trusted information, now more than ever, they’re looking for guidance in creating a greener and more sustainable outdoor environment. With increased concerns on environmental stewardship, it’s important to provide your customers and community the products, services, and ideas that also protect our planet. The purchasing decisions by your environmentally sensitive customers are changing. Find out what they want and expect from you and how you can best help them create greener outdoor gardens, landscapes, and lifestyles.
IS SUSTAINABILITY REALLY A CONSUMER TREND?
Believe it or not, sustainability is a trend that is here to stay. It is becoming a way of life that we all need to grab hold of. The big boxes and famous brand retailers have recognized the trend and have positioned their product line and marketing messages to incorporate sustainability. Hear this perspective on what the true “green” industry needs to be doing.