Biography | Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp
Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Treasurer
Write For You!
Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp owns Write for You!, a freelance writing/editing business. She contributes to several publications, websites and other media, including The Indianapolis Star, Angie’s List Magazine, the American Gardener and Indiana Gardening Magazine. She is editor of Wisconsin Gardening, Minnesota Gardener, Iowa Gardener and Michigan Gardening magazines and former owner and editor of Indiana Living Green. She is co-author of The Indiana Gardener’s Guide, and author of The Visitor’s Guide to American Gardens. As the Hoosier Gardener, she has been writing and speaking about natural gardening for more than 25 years. She is a garden coach and a landscape consultant, and works seasonally at a large, independent garden center.
She is president of the Friends of Garfield Park, Inc., and a director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art Horticultural Society. She serves on the marketing outreach committee at WFYI, Indianapolis’ public TV and radio stations. For 10 years, she was board president of the Neighborhood Self-Employment Initiative and the SBA’s Central Indiana Women’s Business Center, a not-for-profit organization that provides programs and services to people who want to start or grow their own business. She also served as secretary of the Marion County (Indianapolis) Extension Board of Directors.