Biography | Larry Hodgson
GWA 2017 Annual Conference & Expo
Learning Session Presenters
Moderator: Jaqueline Soule
Speakers: Noelle Johnson, Mary Ann Newcomer, Larry Hodgson
& Barbara Wise
Make "Local" Lucrative
Sunday, August 6 2017 9:45 - 10:45AM
Can you corner the market in your corner of the world – and is it a good idea to do so? A panel of 4 communicators from 4 corners of North America discuss how being a local expert can help or possibly hinder a successful career in garden communication. Panel members will share tips and learning experiences that have aided or impeded their career development, and offer insights on how they have managed to survive and thrive in this changing industry.
Cresent Garden, LLC
Immediate Past President
Larry Hodgson is a freelancer garden communicator living in Quebec City. He writes and speaks in both English and French and is a regular contributor to garden magazines throughout North America. He writes a weekly garden column for the Le Soleil newspaper, speaks frequently to horticultural groups and is a regular garden commentator on television and radio. His gardening blogs – Laidback Gardener (laidbackgardener.wordpress.com) and Le jardinier paresseux (jardinierparesseux.com) reach an average of over 10,000 people a day. His book credits include Making the Most of Shade, The Garden Lovers Guide to Canada, Perennials for Every Purpose and Ortho’s Complete Guide to Houseplants, as well as some 45 other titles in English and French. He regularly leads garden tours to various countries around the world.