Brie Arthur

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With more than a decade of experience as a grower and propagator she now devotes her expertise to promoting the hobby of home gardening across America. Her debut book, The Foodscape Revolution is a best-seller.

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Originally from southeastern Michigan, Brie Arthur studied Landscape Design and Horticulture at Purdue University. With more than a decade of experience as a grower and propagator she now devotes her expertise to promoting the hobby of home gardening across America.

With her debut book, The Foodscape Revolution becoming a best seller, Brie has garnered acclaim for her enthusiastic presentations and practical, out of the box gardening advice. Brie serves as an ambassador for Soil3 organic compost and appears as a correspondent on the PBS Television show “Growing a Greener World”. 

As Vice President of Horticulture at the on-line retailer Gardenuity, Brie is able to use her plant knowledge to reach consumers nationally.  She currently serves as Vice President of the International Plant Propagators Society and is on the the North Carolina Botanic Garden executive board. Brie was honored as the first recipient of the The American Horticultural Society's Emerging Horticultural Professional Award for her efforts in connecting a new generation to the art of growing. Her second book, Gardening with Grains published by St Lynn’s Press, will be available in autumn 2019.


The Foodscape Revolution                 45-60 min length can be adjusted per venue           

Brie has fine-tuned her signature design technique of Foodscaping, a sustainable landscape practice that embraces beauty and bounty. Aiming to change the way landscapes are designed and managed, Brie encourages everyone to "think outside of the box." Learn how pairing edibles in a traditional ornamental landscape increases bio-diversity and adds purpose to everyday spaces. The best edible and ornamental plant combinations are featured to inspire attendees to create purposeful landscapes that engage people of all ages! Easy strategies are explained, including how to plant a bed edge to deter moles and voles. This is a fast paced, informative presentation that leaves attendees inspired and ready to foodscape!   


*Recommended for most garden events and can be adjusted upon request



* NEW FOR 2019   The Foodscape Revolution- DETERRING BROWSING MAMMALS

Mammal browse is one of the biggest challenges that gardeners face. From the best repellents to using plants to deter problem animals, Brie will explain her approach to dealing with unwanted wildlife in a suburban neighborhood. Accessible strategies are explained, including how to plant a bed edge to deter moles and voles and design approaches to deter deer, rabbits and groundhogs.

The Foodscape Revolution-    FOODSCAPING SIMPLIFIED                                Foodscaping is all about making the most of the square footage that is available.  Discover strategies to cultivate a smaller footprint while still growing the flowers and food you love. Brie shares insights on how to design and manage a downsized garden. Learn about growing in containers and vertical growing with patio friendly Aeroponic systems and Live Screens. Practical ideas like plant bed edges to deter browsing mammals are explained.  From having a party ready patio to a bountiful property border Brie will share expert growing tips for a successful harvest.


*NEW FOR 2019         The Foodscape Revolution- FOODSCAPING WITH NATIVES          

Thoughtful design and management of landscapes is more important than ever as concerns of climate, water quality and invasive plants increase. Brie will discuss how to create a foodscape using native plants mixed with favorite seasonal food crops. The best organic products are featured and easy, earth friendly maintenance strategies are highlighted. Learn about native edible plants and the pollinators they attract that aid in ecological restoration. Get inspired to see the potential every landscape offers by transforming them into purposeful spaces that embrace solutions to modern day landscape practices. 


The Foodscape Revolution- GROWING IN WATER                        

Grow like never before by utilizing the newest advancements to increase yields while lowering maintenance and inputs! Brie explains the ins and outs of growing with technology, including water systems such as Aeroponic, Aquaponic and Hydroponics. The term Hydroponic comes from Latin word meaning “working water” and this method of growing deserves your attention. Learn how to integrate these systems into your landscape, patio and front porch. Discover everything you need to know to be a cutting edge grower no matter how much space or experience you have!


The Foodscape Revolution- GARDENING WITH GRAINS                           

In classic #CrazyGrainLady style Brie shares her journey of cultivating organic grains in her suburban foodscape.  From ancient wheat and oats to rice and sorghum, grains are beautiful and bountiful.  The color, textures and ease of growing make grains a logical addition to every landscape. From edible meadows to high impact modern design, Brie shares her enthusiasm for growing local, organic carbohydrates.

*Brie’s second book, Gardening With Grains, St Lynn’s Press, will debut fall 2019


The Foodscape Revolution- PERENNIAL COMBINATIONS                          

Foodscape design requires a well balanced mix of flowering and edibles plants.  Brie shares her favorite perennials for the seasonal foodscape.  Learn how to layer perennials in with your favorite vegetables to increase beauty and pollinator activity.  She shares management strategies to make your edible perennial border low maintenance and full of life. 


The Foodscape Revolution- TEACHING THE NEXT GEN                              

The most important thing we can do as stewards of the earth is teach the next generation to value the resources of the natural world.  Brie has taken the foodscape platform into schools across the US, working with administrators, teachers, parents and ground management staff to create sustainable, low maintenance food systems through-out campus properties.  She collaborates with teachers to extend garden curriculum and engages community resources to ensure long term funding.  Brie features initiatives to crowd source, grant opportunities and strategies to reach corporate sponsorship dollars. Empower students to learn practical skills by creating a garden classroom.  Healthy living starts in every school.  

* Interactive seed sowing demonstration can be paired with program


The Foodscape Revolution- URBAN LIVING                                                            

With so many people living in urban centers understanding how to grow in less space is paramount!  Brie focuses on simple and affordable strategies including creative container programs such as the online retailer Gardenuity. She will also discuss vertical growing with the Live Wall and the Tower Garden. Green roofs and patio planters will be featured to educate and inspire attendees to create a bountiful harvest that is easy to manage in the smallest of spaces.


The Foodscape Revolution- YARD TO TABLE COOKING DEMONSTRATION           

Brie shares her favorite recipes and time saving tips for preparing the fresh produce grown in the foodscape.

30 minute slide show

15 minute cooking demonstration


Fragrance in the Air                                                                                                   

Join Brie for a photographic tale of the most tantalizing fragrances found in the garden.  Organized by season, learn about the best woody ornamentals to create a scented landscape to be enjoyed year round.   From early winter flowering apricots and witch hazels to the classic scent of summer gardenias, theses plants attract pollinators, beneficial insects and gardeners alike.


NEW for 2019!            The Great American Garden Tour                                                     

Join author Brie Arthur for a photographic tale of The Foodscape Revolution book tour. Having visited more than 350 venues, Brie will share stories of gardens across the US. From east coast classics, Chanticleer and Longwood Gardens to beloved gardens of the south such as Moore Farms and America’s first public garden Magnolia Plantation, this program is sure to inspire attendees and offer ways to recreate these scenes in your home garden.

Heirloom Tomatoes                                                                                      

Heirloom tomatoes are the ultimate taste of summer!  Brie shares expert tips for a successful, organic growing season.  Variety selection and cultural information are shared in depth including how to deal with soil borne diseases and root knot nematodes. Best growing methods, fertilizers and staking strategies are discussed in addition to creative ways to maximize your harvest by growing in containers and in water. Learn to be an expert from all of Brie's experiences (aka mistakes!) and grow like a professional this year! Brie shares expert tips for growing heirloom tomatoes successfully with bountiful harvest!


Marketing to Generation Me                                                                                      ‘Marketing to Generation Me’ will inspire green industry professionals to take the lifestyle of gardening to the next level.  Learn from Brie as she discusses opportunities for garden centers, landscapers and garden clubs to reinvent themselves to attract a new generation.  She explains strategies to connect with and retain millennial-aged customers who have diverse motivations and values. Brie has a fresh take to enhance your relationship with a new generation through the lifestyle of gardening. 


Sizzling Succulents                                                                                                    

Colorful and creative succulents are the one of the easiest ways to brighten a patio with little effort. Brie shares growing and propagation advice about her favorite tender and hardy succulents.  She discusses creative combinations for year round interest and new introductions for cold hardy zones.  Low maintenance, drought tolerant and eye catching, Sizzling Succulents will encourage everyone to indulge in this sustainable trend! *plants available for sale within driving distance


The Heritage Collection                                                                                             

Join Brie as she presents a photographic tale of one of the most cherished southern heritage plants, the camellia.  Discover the historic “lure of caffeine” and how global trading routes, politics and war spread camellias from Asia to Europe and the new America.  Brie has gathered cuttings from many 100+ year old specimens from the ancient collection of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, SC.   Learn the history, the stories and the people behind iconic varieties.  *plants available for sale within driving distance


Woody Winter Wonderland                                                                          

A photographic tale of Brie's favorite winter indulgences focusing on excellent woody specimens for winter interest.  The presentation features trees and shrubs with winter interest branches, berries, foliage and flowers, including 20 varieties of Prunus mume (flowering apricot) and 10 varieties of Hamamelis (witch hazel).  The second half highlights Brie's favorite winter blooming camellias. *plants available for sale within driving distance



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