Ciscoe Morris, has generously agreed to spend the entire week with us and to serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference.
Serving as the Master if Ceremonies is a tough gig! You have to be an excellent public speaker. You have to understand who Master Gardeners are and what we need and want to learn. You have to have a solid understanding of gardening. And, you have to be engaging, entertaining and genuine. Ciscoe is all of these things and more.
Gardeners in Seattle and in Portland will probably know Ciscoe from his wildly popular call-in gardening show: ‘Gardening with Ciscoe‘ on KIRO Radio, 97.3FM. This longtime radio show broadcasts every Saturday morning. Each week, Ciscoe offers gardening advice mixed with a hearty dose of humor.
He also has a Friday night question and answer show ‘Gardening with Ciscoe Live’, which broadcasts on Northwest Cable News. Every other Monday morning, he also appears on KING5’s New Day Northwest with Margaret Larson. His popular ‘Gardening with Cisco’ show with Meeghan Black airs on KING/KONG TV.
His book, ‘Ask Cisco‘ was among the top selling gardening books nationwide. He’s also co-authored books on roses and perennials, and writes a weekly garden column in the Thursday web version / Saturday print edition of the Seattle Times.
Ciscoe is crazy about dogs and gardening, and can often be found working with his pooches, Fred and Ruby, in his Seattle garden. Ciscoe’s other passion is travel, and despite his busy schedule, he manages to find time to lead garden tours to countries all over the world.
He’s a long-time King County, WA Master Gardener, a certified arborist and serves on several advisory boards.
Take a listen to one of his most recent radio shows, and you’ll see why I’m so excited that Ciscoe will be joining us for the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference.