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Charlie Nardozzi

Radio, TV host and author, Gardening Complete, Foodscaping and Urban Gardening for Dummies

Charlie Nardozzi is a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, radio, and television personality. He has worked for more than 25 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, talks, on-line, and the printed page. Charlie delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun and accessible to everyone. He has spoken at national venues such as the NWFGS, the Philadelphia Flower Show, Master Gardener conferences, and trade shows around the country. He has a Masters degree in Education and Bachelors in Horticulture. Charlie co-hosts “In the Garden” tips on the local CBS affiliate television station (WCAX-Channel 3), a weekly, call-in radio show on WJOY 1230AM and the Vermont Garden Journal on Vermont Public Radio. He has written for national magazines such as Organic Gardening and contributed to many of the Gardening for Dummies titles. He is also the author of Urban Gardening for Dummies (Wiley Books, 2013) and Vegetable Gardening for Dummies (IDG Books, 2009) along with Foodscaping, (Cool Springs Press, 2015). Charlie is co-author of the new book, Gardening Complete: How to Best Grow Vegetables, Flowers and Other Outdoor Plants, to be published by Cool Springs Press in January, 2018. Charlie’s skills as a garden communicator extend beyond the printed page. He’s the former host of PBS’s “Garden Smart,” reaching more than 60 million households. He has also been a gardening expert on many national syndicated television and radio shows such as HGTV’s “Today at Home”, Discovery Channel’s “Home Matters,” Sirius Radio’s Martha Stewart Living and “Garden Life Radio.

Charlie Nardozzi’s appearance sponsored by Gardener’s Supply Company and Velcro USA.


The Container Revolution!

Container gardening continues to be popular and there are many choices for pots, soils, and plants. Whether you’re a city gardener with a balcony, a suburban gardener with a small deck or a country gardener looking to downsize, containers are the solution. Charlie will cover many unusual containers, talking about the latest innovations with each, and show examples of different soil mixes, plant combinations and ways to keep the container looking good throughout the season. Free product give-a-way too! Sponsored by Gardener’s Supply Company and Velcro USA. Don’t miss great product giveaways!

Saturday, Feb 10 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow

Retooling Your Garden and Your Gardening Practices

Are you still using that old hoe your father had, or pruners from your mom’s era? It’s time to retool your garden. The right tools make gardening easier, more efficient and fun! Charlie will demonstrate some innovative new tools on the market, highlight the must-have tools for beginners, as well as the latest tools for expert gardeners, and demonstrate accessible tools for those with physical issues. Learn the proper way to shovel, prune, rake and hoe without hurting yourself. Free product give-a-way too! Sponsored by Gardener’s Supply Company and Velcro USA. Don’t miss great product giveaways!

Sunday, Feb 11 at 11:45 am / DIY Stage / Book signing to follow