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Talks suitable for diverse audiences including realtors, women’s groups, church services, spiritual/lifestyle/health conferences, volunteers, and horticultural conventions:

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.


Under Cultivation: A Gardening Revival The eight rules for being a successful gardener, no matter what is being grown.
A humorous, thought provoking and upbeat talk about cultivating creativity, community, personal power and joy. This presentation is suitable for general audiences, spiritual retreats, alumni groups, and conventions. Whether the members of your organization are nurturing a business, working toward personal goals or growing a garden, this talk will entertain, inform and inspire.


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 and 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.

Inch by Inch
“Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow…” The Garden Song by David Mallett celebrates the effort that goes into a garden, and the satisfaction that comes from it, while acknowledging that the work proceeds in small increments.  So it is for parents and educators: many of the challenges we face in the garden are similar to those we encounter when teaching or raising children.  This inspiring and entertaining talk brings a fresh look to the efforts that go into cultivating kids.

C.L. Fornari leads joyful, thought provoking church services.


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. Among 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:
Mail: C.L. Fornari P.O. Box 355 Osterville, MA 02655
Phone: 508-428-5895