Brie Grows — Horticultural Communications and Consulting, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
Garden Communicator, Producer and Consultant
- Transitioned from a propagator/grower to focus on green industry communications to help promote the value of horticulture and engage and inspire a diverse audience.
- Served as a national director for the National Garden Writers Association and has signed two book contracts already in 2016.
To-may-tos, To- mah-tos — For a Good Cause: One of Brie’s hobbies is growing more than 100 heirloom tomato varieties that she trials for heat and humidity tolerance, productivity and nematode resistance. “We throw a fundraiser every summer, The Tomato Tasting, to share the bounty with our community and raise money for the JCRA Children’s Gardening Program.”
Call Her the #CrazyGrainLady: Brie is obsessed with growing “unusual” edibles in suburban foodscapes and goes to great lengths to harvest and process crops such as cane sorghum and grains like wheat and rice.