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Originally from southeastern Michigan, Brie studied Landscape Design at Purdue University before moving to North Carolina in 2002. She has worked in almost every aspect of horticulture with some of the most prestigious gardens and plant professionals in the country including Montrose Gardens, Plant Delights Nursery and Camellia Forest Nursery.
Brie is the Foodscaping and Landscape Design correspondent on the PBS Television show ‘Growing A Greener World’. She films from her one-acre suburban Foodscape giving practical advice on integrating edibles in a traditional ornamental landscape using all organic growing techniques.
Through a national collaboration, Brie consults on community garden projects including a large Foodscape installed at Glassboro Elementary School. She speaks internationally and was featured in Organic Gardening Magazine as a leader of the “New Generation of Gardeners”. Brie is the National Director for the Southern Region of Garden Writers of America. As founder of Emergent: A Group for Growing Professionals she is working to encourage all green industry members to reach their fullest potential. She also writes a column ‘The Tip Jar’ in the trade magazine Nursery Management.
Additionally, Brie is an active fundraising member of the JC Raulston Arboretum and is the NC Regional Representative for the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program. She has been appointed to the Board of Directors for International Plant Propagators Society Southern Region and serves as Marketing and Social Media Chair on the IPPS International Board.
Foodscaping University is a current initiative to educate the local community on sustainable, organic growing in the suburban landscape. Brie has developed an HOA approved Foodscape Design and maintenance program. She is actively collaborating with landscape professionals to create practical protocol and implantation for bio-diverse, organic food systems.