Hats Off To…Ed Snodgrass

– Posted in: Garden Design

We’re not in the habit of tooting our horns about one of our own bloggers. But sometimes when some event or accolade comes along that is too juicy not to mention, then we’ve just gotta let the word out!

So, our hats off to …Ed Snodgrass…who happens to be the pre-eminent expert on green roof gardening….and a hell of a nice guy!

If you live in the area (or even if you don’t), this is an event that you won’t want to miss!                                                                               

The Charleston Garden Festival Announces 2007 Featured SpeakerGreen Roof Expert, Ed Snodgrass, Leads Lecture Series

The Charleston Garden Festival is proud to welcome nurseryman, author and speaker Ed Snodgrass to our first “green” garden festival. His lecture, “Planting our Future: Green Roofs,” will take place at 11:00 am on Friday, October 19th at Middleton Place. Each $38 ticket will include a boxed lunch to be enjoyed after the presentation.


A recent article in the American Society of Landscape Architects news digest said this about Ed Snodgrass, “Ask any landscape architect, architect, horticulturist, academic, or anyone involved in the fledgling world of green roof design and installation who the go-to person for green roof plants is, and invariably Ed Snodgrass, the owner of Emory Knoll Farms will come up.”


Credited with starting the first green roof nursery in the United States, Ed has collaborated with colleges, universities, engineering and architectural firms throughout the United States to develop ecologically-sound and beautiful green roof installations. Steadfastly committed to sustainability, he is co-author with his wife Lucie, of Green Roof Plants, A Resource and Planting Guide, published by Timber Press. Recently Ed and Lucie’s Emory Knoll Farms was featured as an EcoBiz to watch on the Sundance Channel.


This lecture offers a unique opportunity for lowcountry professionals interested in learning more about the design, engineering and planting of sustainable roof systems and their part in our future.


For tickets and additional information, visit the website at www.charlestongardenfestival.org or call (843) 723-9293.

Fran Sorin

Fran is the author of the highly-acclaimed book, Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening, which Andrew Weil, M.D., recommends as "a profound and inspiring book."  

A graduate of the University of Chicago with Honors in Psychology, she is also a gardening and creativity expert, coach, inspirational speaker, CBS radio news gardening correspondent, and Huffington Post Contributor.

Learn more about Fran and get free resources that will help you improve your life at www.fransorin.com.

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Nancy J. Ondra September 27, 2007, 12:10 pm

Hooray for you, Ed! The distinction is well deserved.

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