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C.L. Fornari is a speaker, writer, radio talk show host and gardening consultant
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General Presentations

Keynotes, Meetings, Motivational Presentations

The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival: Growing Something Good

The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival is a ten day period when Cape gardens are open to the public for the benefit of local non-profits. Although it is organized under the umbrella of our signature flower, the blue hydrangea, it is our seaside gardens and landscapes that are being celebrated.  This talk is about how everyone in the community benefits from garden tourism. From businesses and residents, to the non-profits and horticulture itself, such regional celebrations feed us all.

Note: On Cape Cod I will give this talk free to groups such local Chambers of Commerce, Rotary organizations, garden clubs and neighborhood associations. Contact me to see if I have openings in my speaking schedule. Off-Cape my normal speaking fees apply.

hydrangea festival

What Do YOU Want To Grow?

Planting personal power.

We all have choices, but sometimes they aren’t easy to recognize as such. This heart filled, humorous talk reminds audiences of the power we all have to move forward against all odds. Groups and organizations that work with volunteers will find this presentation particularly appropriate.

Location, Location, Location

What Every Realtor Needs to Know About Gardens

As a real estate professional you’re frequently called upon to give a client advice about all aspects of a property, from the plumbing to the pool, or the gables to the gardens. This presentation provides realtors with a list of must-know garden basics presented in a fun, easy to absorb manner. Learn how to better advise your clients <em>and</em> tricks for staging and improving less-than-perfect yards.

Roots, Flowers & Wings

Still Growing After 55

You’ve seen a lot of life in your time. After nurturing careers, participating in volunteer activities, raising a family, helping elderly parents, contributing to your community and dealing with assorted physical problems, you can truthfully say, “Been there, done that.” But are you still growing?

Whether you’re retired or still working, moving full steam ahead or slowing down, your roots are, for better or worse, firmly in place…now it’s time to think about flowers and wings. This talk is for women age 55 and older, and explores how we can cultivate growth for the rest of our lives.

Growing Stress Reduction

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy learns that if she ever is tempted to go looking for her heart’s desire again, she shouldn’t look any further than her own backyard. In this presentation C.L. explains why you might agree. Are you looking for a way to get exercise, relaxation and contemplation while improving your surroundings and beautifying the planet? Get into the garden! This talk will encourages people to take advantage of the benefits that wait in your own backyard. C.L.’s light-hearted and enthusiastic presentation will show you how your landscape can be your own personal life coach and stress reduction program.


I have filled the pulpit for several congregations and provided non-denominational services for conferences. Topics include: Joy; The High Summer Garden; A Complaint Free World; A Simple Good Deed; The Eight Rules for Successful Growth; and The Low-Maintenance Garden, The Easy Life and The Quiet Mind, and others. Please contact me for details.

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Contact information:
For details about these or other talks and workshops,
please contact me by email at: clfornari at gmail dot com
Mail: C.L. Fornari P.O. Box 355 Osterville, MA 02655
Phone: 508-428-5895

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