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Shawna Coronado

Green Lifestyle Influencer, author, 101 Organic Garden Hacks and Grow a Living Wall

Shawna Coronado is a successful author, blogger, photographer, and media host with green lifestyle living, organic gardening, and low-cost culinary who campaigns for social good. Her latest book, 101 Organic Gardening Hacks, was just released by Cool Springs Press in January. Shawna is also an on-camera spokesperson and social media personality with over 450,000+ followers on her various social media venues and a channel with over a million views. Shawna’s garden, food, and eco-adventures have been featured in many media venues including PBS television. Along with her gardening and green-lifestyle initiatives, Shawna is concerned about promoting and teaching healthy living. A diagnosis of severe Spinal Osteoarthritis has led her to educate audiences about beneficial diet, food, and health practices through her organic living media. She dreams that this will enable more people to be active who suffer from similar conditions. Her successful organic living photographs and stories have been shown both online and off in many international home and garden magazines and multiple books, including the best-selling Grow a Living Wall – Create Vertical Gardens with Purpose (Cool Springs Press, 2015).


Container Wars

Inspired by our hugely popular “Garden Wars,” we’re taking the battle to container gardening, perfect for patios, decks and balconies. Drawing from identical plant materials, Shawna Coronado will ‘compete’ against Jennifer Bartley as they each create 3 gorgeous containers—all in under an hour! Working against the clock, and with fun “challenges” thrown at them by Master of Ceremonies Marianne Binetti, see how Shawna pulls together plants and shares her tips for designing luscious container gardens.

Saturday, Feb 25 at 11:00 am / Garden Wars Arena

How to Do What You Love: Living with Arthritis as a Gardener

Shawna Coronado shares her dramatic personal story of how she has used garden therapy, an anti-inflammatory diet, and exercise to overcome the daily debilitating pain associated with Spinal Osteoarthritis. Her efforts have resulted in weight loss, improved mood, pain reduction, increased mobility, and a beautiful garden. Shawna’s own stunning garden illustrates how making simple lifestyle changes for your own health can create remarkable personal results. She will discuss tips that might help you feel great while living a greener lifestyle.

Saturday, Feb 25 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow

Getting Vertical: Grow Dozens of Organic Plants in Only 2 Square Feet!

Vertical gardening guru Shawna Coronado shows you how to pack dozens of edible plants in less than 2 square feet. She will also feature her extensive front lawn vegetable garden and will discuss creative sustainable ideas for organic soil maintenance, water collection, and artful reuse of around-the-house items as vertical wall systems. Plus she gives ideas for sharing your overabundance of vegetables – Shawna donates over 100 pounds of food every season to the local food pantry.

Sunday, Feb 26 at 10:30 am / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow