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.
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!