Top 10 GWA Member Resources – #8

pexels-photo-315653.jpegEach week for 10 weeks, members of the GWA Communications Committee are sharing creative presentations about some very useful GWA resources that you may not even be aware of. You’ll be able to see these presentations on GWA’s social media channels as well as every Tuesday here on the blog. Be sure to check back each week for a glimpse of a unique take on some of the wonderful resources available to all our members.

Week #8 is a unique video about what it takes to be a Garden Communicator in today’s multi-tasking, multi-media world.

GWA members have so much to learn from each other. Wouldn’t it be great to get a glimpse into the lives of our peers, to learn how they set goals and see them to fruition? This video consists of a series of Skype interviews with three different garden communicators, Nan Sterman, Steve Biggs, and Amy Andrychowicz. Filmed over the course of an entire year, the video takes a deep dive into their lives and examines what it takes to have a fruitful career in this industry. Watch these three dynamic communicators set goals for the year and then work toward success. This video was presented as a break-out session at the 2014 annual GWA symposium in Pittsburgh. It’s all about the benefits of goal setting, hard work, and follow-thru.

Meet the Contributors


Amy Andrychowicz is the personality behind the popular gardening blog, Get Busy Gardening!, a site dedicated to helping new gardeners grow. She’s also the author of six successful eBooks, including Plant Propagation Made Easy, Houseplant Pest Control, and Starting Seeds Indoors. 

Steven Biggs has worked in horticulture and agriculture for more than 25 years. He’s a professional speaker, writer, radio host, and the author of Grow Gardeners: Kid-Tested Gardening with Children, Grow Figs Where You Think You Can’t, and several other titles.

Nan Sterman is a host, co-producer, and co-writer of A Growing Passion. She is a garden designer, author, botanist, and award-winning garden communicator. Her newest book, Hot Color, Dry Garden will be released by Timber Press on May 1st.


Author: GardenComm

GardenComm, formerly known as GWA: the Association for Garden Communicators, provides leadership and opportunities for education, recognition, career development and a forum for diverse interactions for professionals in the field of gardening communication. GardenComm members includes book authors, bloggers, staff editors, syndicated columnists, free-lance writers, photographers, speakers, landscape designers, television and radio personalities, consultants, publishers, extension service agents and more. No other organization in the industry has as much contact with the buying public as GardenComm members.

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