Each presentation contains colorful PowerPoints and helpful handouts. Joan can customize her presentations as needed for garden clubs, symposiums, schools and whereever interested gardeners congregate.
Organizations that have hosted Joan include:
Bring that Aha Moment to Your Garden - Create a Haven for Butterflies and Hummingbirds. Joan inspires children and adults to create, conserve and protect monarch habitats as well as other butterfly species and other pollinators.
Look Through Every Window - Discover how to create your own personal garden and let the fun begin! Uncover information about your outdoor space to develop its maximum potential. Analyze what you have to get started, accent desirable views and create meaningful focal points.
She grew up learning about gardening on a dairy farm in Cato, Wisconsin. After receiving a B.A. in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, she held a variety of jobs, from recreation director for the U.S. Department of the Army in Vietnam, to travel agent, to marketing assistant in a high tech company. In 1997 she returned to school to follow her passion; earning an A.S. degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. Joan has attended the Monarch Teacher Network workshop.
She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), the Association of Education and Research Greenhouse Curators (AERGC), Garden Writers Association and Toastmasters.
Calder lives in Santa Barbara, California with her husband John.
Contact Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805 687-6910