Pam has a BS in Landscape Horticulture and a MS in Human and Community Resource Development from Ohio State University. Her responsibilities include providing leadership for the OSUE Master Gardener Volunteer program, consisting of more than 3,500 volunteers, and conducting consumer and commercial horticulture programs.
She specializes in herbaceous ornamental plant trials and evaluates more than 200 varieties of annuals and two genera of ornamental grasses; she presents programs on annuals and perennials as well as other landscape topics locally, statewide, and nationally. Pam has also lectured in South Korea and China. She is Chairman of the National Extension Master Gardener Committee, Chair of the Social Committee for the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture and provides leadership to the OSUE MG Volunteer International Outreach program.
Pam is the co-author of the award-winning book Garden-pedia, An A-to- Z Guide to Gardening Terms, writes a weekly gardening column for the Springfield News and Sun and the Dayton Daily News, authors the bi-monthly Ask the Expert Column for Ohio Gardening magazine and is a frequent writer for popular gardening magazines as well as trade publications. Pam teaches in Ohio, nationally, and internationally on a variety of horticulture topics ranging from annuals, perennials and woody ornamentals, vegetables, plant diagnostics, to plant maintenance, as well as volunteer management topics.
There’s an App for That! Pam will take you through a variety of applications for your smartphone and will share the good, the bad, and the ugly. In addition, bring your thoughts on apps that you like and use in your horticulture world to add to the mix.