40 Under 40, Class of 2016

Brie Arthur


Brie Grows — Horticultural Communications and Consulting, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina

Job Title

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.”

Fun Facts

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.

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

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