Susan E. Yoder is the executive director of Seed Your Future, the national movement to promote horticulture and encourage more people to pursue careers working with plants.
Peggy Smith is a UCCE Yolo County Master Gardener and board member of the Board of Directors Central Park Gardens.
Ann Daniel is a UCCE Yolo County Master Gardener and a member of the Board of Directors of Central Park Gardens as well as the Pacific Horticulture Society.
Allison Pennell is a horticulturist with 20 years of experience gardening in the Pacific Northwest and Director of Development for the Oregon Garden Foundation in Silverton, Oregon.
Jackie Salas is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape supervisor.
Igor Lacan is Bay Area Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry Advisor For UC Cooperative Extension in San Mateo-San Francisco Counties where his focus is on emerging issues in urban landscapes and urban forestry.
Karrie Reid is Environmental Horticulture Advisor for UC Cooperative Extension in San Joaquin County where she works on horticultural issues affecting urban landscapes in California.
Molly Barker is the Executive Director of Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.
Melissa Hung is a San Francisco-based writer whose essays and reported stories about culture, race, and immigration have appeared in NPR, Vogue, and Pacific Standard.
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Lester B. Rowntree is the grandson of Lester Rowntree (1879-1979) who pioneered the study, propagation, and conservation of California native plants.