Presentations To Businesses Or Other Groups ~ Zoom or In Person
Lunch-and-Learn, Keynotes, Meetings, Employee Gatherings, Talks for Self-Care Sessions, Motivational Presentations, Health and Wellness, Celebrations, Sermons ~ Live or Virtual Via Zoom
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review of Plant Pivot talk given via Zoom to a group of Streem employees on 6/23/2021: “Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! That was SO WONDERFUL!! The team loved it, and those that weren’t able to make it are super bummed and jealous. We will definitely have to have you back.”
In addition to the talks listed here I do other presentations for women’s groups, alumni associations, neighborhood organizations and churches. I also enjoy speaking to “lunch and learn” groups and company annual meetings. My talks are uplifting, informative and thoughtful; please contact me for details.
To sample what a Zoom presentation looks like, go here.
Business Buzz In The Garden
You’re very familiar with how current buzzwords apply to your business. Whether you’re talking about startups or pivoting, disrupters or a quick win, you understand the jargon and what people are talking about. These terms are also applicable in the landscape, garden and even on the window sill. Hear about how plants and gardens help you and your business to have better work-life balance that leads to good self-care. Learn how familiar buzzwords from the office can also apply to keeping you more productive…not to mention well fed. Discover how the hyper-local aspect of gardens is beneficial to your well-being. Hear how the buzz outdoors isn’t just coming from the bees. This talk is entertaining, informative and especially appropriate for lunch-and-learn or virtual, evening gatherings.
A Stroll Through C.L.’s Gardens
Join me for a virtual cocktail hour (or coffee break, tea party) in my gardens. I’ll present a garden-based beverage while the group shares what they’re sipping in the chat session. Then we’ll stroll around Poison Ivy Acres together. You’ll get ideas for containers on porches and decks, see colorful combinations of annuals and perennials, and discover creative ways to have fun with plants in your own landscape. I’ll share some tips for growing vegetables and how to easily preserve or cook with the harvest. You’ll see my cutting garden, Annual Alley, the fragrance/bird garden and several flower beds. The handout contains names of plants that more people should know and grow, tips for easier maintenance and more. A relaxing but idea-generating program for all types of groups.
There’s Treasure Everywhere!
This virtual tour of beautiful gardens presents ideas, information and inspirations gathered from private and public gardens coast-to-coast and beyond. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting gardens throughout the USA, Canada and Europe, privately and with the GardenComm organization, and have put together a visual feast that will get your creative juices flowing for your own property. You’ll see many styles of gardens, get design ideas, learn about new plants and combinations and see how others have solved problems. The handout contains tips for design, plant names and a list of the public gardens shown so that you can plan future garden-tourism trips.
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.
Looking at plants with new eyes…
Have you noticed that no one changes, adapts or transforms anymore? Everyone is pivoting instead. This talk is an enjoyable, random look the world of plants. From debunking a couple of common myths, a few peeks at common misinformation that circulates online, to some fun facts and explanations about how plants work. As we pivot with plants, C.L. will also answer your employee’s questions, be they about houseplants, growing vegetables or other green matters.
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.
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.
The Cocktail Hour Garden ~ Creating A Space To Unwind
Everyone needs a place where they can relax and reconnect with the natural world. This talk discusses the elements that go into making such spaces appeal to the senses. Whether you’re designing a place for morning coffee, afternoon tea or cocktails, these are areas where we put aside digital devices and recharge, by ourselves or with others. Learn about how to make such “self-care spaces,” be it in a condo patio, an apartment balcony, or a large backyard. Although this talk starts each section off with a toast, it’s not about what’s in your glass…it’s about creating beauty and appreciating nature.