Mallory Smith

Mallory Smith is a freelance writer and editor specializing in environmental, social justice and healthcare-related communications. She graduated from Stanford University in 2014 with a B.A. in human biology and a concentration in environmental anthropology. Previously, Mallory worked as a senior producer at Green Grid Radio, the environmental storytelling radio show and podcast that aired on KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM in the Bay Area. Her radio work has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered (for KCRW, LA’s NPR affiliate), National Radio Project, and State of the Human.

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Loree Bohl

Loree Bohl is a plant lover who chronicles her ever-evolving garden and plant-related adventures on her blog, As part of the organizational team behind the 2014 Garden Bloggers Fling in Portland, she was able to share Westwind Farm Studio with other garden writers from around the world. Loree serves on the board of directors for the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon and Pacific Horticulture Society. She can be reached at and on Instagram @thedangergarden

Bethany and Larry Lael

Lael's Moon Garden Nursery

Bethany and Larry Lael are the owners of Lael’s Moon Garden Nursery, located in Rochester, Washington. The nursery features extensive display and test gardens and offers more than 1,000 varieties of large and small trees, ornamental shrubs, edibles, and selected perennials.

Christina Pfeiffer

Christina Pfeiffer is a horticulture consultant, instructor, and garden writer with over 30 years experience in landscape management and arboriculture. In addition to being a frequent horticultural speaker, Pfeiffer has taught courses in pruning, arboriculture, and landscape management at Edmonds and South Seattle Community Colleges, and at the University of Washington.

Heather Evans

Heather Evans

HEATHER EVANS is an architecture graduate, permaculture enthusiast, and gardener. She spent time in Australia and New Zealand working on organic and permaculture farms in order to move her skills towards sustainable landscape design. Heather is currently living in Verona, Italy with her fiancé where she teaches English and hopes to get involved with Slow Food garden education and permaculture design.

Darcy Daniels


DARCY DANIELS is a Portland-based landscape designer and owner of Bloomtown Gardens. For more than 15 years, Darcy has been designing multi-layered residential landscapes filled with colorful and textured plants that delight the senses year round. She is passionate about plants and committed to helping homeowners connect with their outdoor living spaces. In 2016 Darcy launched eGardenGo, an inspirational, fun, and easy-to-use website for gardeners.