In Print – Guest Blogger at Shawna Coronado’s Blog Garden Variety

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One of the many things I like about blogging is meeting like minded gardeners.

I met Shawna at Twitter, a social media group.  She is smart, funny and gorgeous, but I guess you tell that from her photo.  Shawna’s blog The Casual Gardener is a great read.  Be sure to check it out…and not just because I’m her guest blogger – ha!

Shawna Lee Coronado is an author, Chicago area syndicated newspaper columnist, energetic speaker, and environmental and health correspondent. Her book Gardening Nude is focused on health improvement by exposure to nature, greening, and community building. Shawna’s prime exposure to nature is through gardening which is what inspired Shawna’s development of her health philosophy. The “Get Your Green On Healthy Philosophy” is the key component in her own dramatic health improvement and green lifestyle change.  casual-gardener-gardeningcvrfrnt

Being very active in local community is critical to Shawna’s inspirational message. She is heavily involved with many community greening and improvement organizations and is currently on the Board of directors for Fermilab National Accelerator’s Natural Areas. She works closely with the local America In Bloom organization and has participated in many community organizations such as environmental advisory commissions, conservation groups, parks and forestry associations, and educational institutions.

Shawna’s experience in business development, communication, sales management, and online marketing has helped her spread the positive health and greening message. Shawna wants to inspire positive change for the world’s physical and emotional health!

Focused on nature, Shawna’s landscape design, horticulture, and gardening expertise motivates her to be outdoors experiencing a healthier lifestyle. This experience has significantly improved her health and emotional well-being and has contributed to her environmental awareness and expertise.

Shawna lives and works in a suburb of Chicago. You can find Shawna staying healthy by working regularly in her garden with the family dog and mascot, Harry the Pug.

My readers know, I more than just about gardening and writing about gardening.  I think it is so important to give back to our gardening community.  Shawna is the the kind of example I point to when asked, “What can I do.” Volunteer at your local botanic garden or arboretum. It’s rewarding, you’ll see.

Thanks you Shawna for all you do!

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  1. […] Her book Gardening Nude is focused on health improvement by exposure to nature, greening, and community building. Shawna’s prime exposure to nature is through gardening which is what inspired Shawna’s development of her … See more here: In Print – Guest Blogger at Shawna Coronado’s Blog Garden Variety … […]

  2. WOW! What a wonderful feature! Thank you very much – I hope I can come out and visit your garden soon and soak up your confidence and knowledge! You rock! Thanks again! Shawna

  3. It was my pleasure, Shawna! I am much impressed with your volunteerism. We should collaborate on a blog posting about volunteerism. I find it to be very rewarding and I know first hand how much it is appreciated. Volunteers make the backbone of any non-profit. Most non-profits need help the three T’s provide: Time, Talent, and Treasure. We all have one or the other! Being able to give my T’s (all in varying degrees) to my local and national horticulture concerns is some of the most rewarding work I do.

  4. Joe Lamp'l said

    ohh-la-la…she is a looker! But seriously, from what I’ve read here and from what I know about her, she is the real-deal; walks her talk and really cares about doing the right thing. I love that she communicates that through gardening and environmental stewardship beyond. I like her attention getting brand but the smart way she uses that to first get and then hold people’s attention is impressive. Good job Shawna and thanks Helen for posting on this green hero.

  5. I couldn’t agree more Joe.

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