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Speaker’s Bureau List

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Glenn Grosch
H: (847) 358-7344
1881 W. Tweed Inverness, IL 60067 (Home)
$175 for one-hour presentation, $200 for 90 minute presenation.

Seeds, deciduous shrubs (care), deciduous shrubs (selection), soils, fruit trees and plants, vegetative propagation, organic gardening, hydrangeas, all about woodies

Available: year-round, days or evenings

John Stubbings
W: (773) 660-4081
2825 Weller Ln. Northbrook, IL 60062 (Business)
$75 for 60 minute lecture

Orchids—any topic regarding these flowers

Available: year-round, evenings and weekends only.

Kim Kaulas
(773) 761-3668
1353 W. Norwood Chicago, IL 60660 (Home)
$100 for one-hour presentation including handouts.

Year-round landscaping; landscaping in the shade; small space landscaping

Available: not available April-October, after that, flexible

Jackie Kotz
C: 312-919-7765
1460 N. Sandburg Terrace #2210 Chicago, IL 60610
$150 for a one hour presentation

Edible landscape design

Available: year-round, days or evenings, weekdays and weekends

Marlon Nissen
C: (847) 331-5237


Nina Koziol
H: (708) 217-9357
11925 Ford Rd. Palos Park, IL 60464
$175+ for one-hour presentation, depending on location

General horticultural topics; garden design topics including Victorian and cottage gardens in America

Available: weekdays, evenings, and weekends

Diane Hunter
H: (847) 277-7118
743 Dundee Avenue Barrington, IL 60010
$130 for one-hour presentation—negotiable

"Japan's Most Beautiful and Unusual Gardens", rarely viewed gardens of Japan with magnificent fall color, insight about enjoying a Japanese garden. Also, "Chelsea Flower Show", "The Incredible Tulip".

Available: flexible

Diane Carr
H: (312) 246-2088
1435 S. 21st St. Maywood, IL 60153
$60/class (limit 10-15) plus $10 transportation fee each way

Floral design w/a flair. Hands-on design techniques with style, taste and elegance. Turn beauty on a budget into affordable elegance.

Available: day, evenings, weekends

Marian Thill
(847) 966-0231
Morton Grove

Slide presentation shows shrubs, perennials, and annuals to plant in order to attract birds and butterflies

Available: days, evenings, weekends

Sue Cubberly
(773) 774-5333
$75 plus expenses for 45 minute presentation; $150 plus expenses for 2-hour workshop

45 minute Powerpoint presentation about "Freshwater and Rain Gardens" including a how-to section A 2-hour workshop involves the presentation above and nearly anything the group would like to do in the second hour. Usually this covers the specifics of plants, materials calculation, hardscape issues (gutters, concrete, etc)

Available: evenings and weekends

Steve Nakon
(847) 590-1221
104 S. George St. Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
$200 for one hour presentation. $250 for 90 minute presentation

Natural Foods Cooking, The Healing Power of Food, The Energy of Food, Meditation, Yoga, Breathing and Stress Reduction, Wellness and Work-Life Balance Seminars

Available: year-round, days, evenings, weekends