Amy Stewart, who wrote the controversial expose on the floriculture industry–”Flower Confidential: The Good, The Bad And The Beautiful In The Business Of Flowers”–will be the lead off speaker at the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) on Jan. 17.
Her topic is “What It Means To Go Green!” Based in Eureka, Calif., Stewart has traveled across the country talking to a wide range of people who purchase cut flowers and plants. She’ll share what she has learned from consumers related to flower and plant purchases and what it means to “go green” for those who sell floral and plant products.
For instance, did you know more than two thirds of the audiences she met with want to buy organic or are in tune with the term “sustainable?” Find out how your business fits into the whole green puzzle.
Tagged as “a passionate and inquisitive writer” by the Boston Globe, her essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Garden Design and Organic Gardening. She’s been featured on NPR, Good Morning America and CBS Sunday Morning. The National Endowment for the Arts granted her a creative writing fellowship for 2006.
For more information on this year’s TPIE program, visit www.tpie.org.