Community Organizer's Tale [ePub]

by Mike Miller

Since 1977 I've been professionally working in numerous aspects of the outdoors including; staff horticulturalist at MO. Botanical Garden, landscape consultant / designer, author, radio show host, co-founding predatory insect store.

My garden pathway has included many things: 1969 joined Air Force and served 4 years with Strategic Air Command, discharged from March AFB Riverside Calif. 1973-San Diego State University, then onto UCSanta Barbara botany, horticulture, landscape design returned to St. Louis in 1977-joined MO. Botanical Garden with 4 years English Woodland Garden and 1 year tropicals and exotics in Climatron, Desert, and Mediterranean House complex at which time I obtained and still maintain Missouri State Pesticide Applicators license-Ornamental / Turf & Aquatic Environments, began teaching and continue to do so at MBG. 1982 moved onto retail garden center general manager (became MO. state certified nurseryman), I hired / trained staff, plant research / selection and promoted user friendly pest management. In 1986 became working partner in residential landscape consulting, planning and design, doing local and national seminars, co-founded predatory insect store, 1990's spent 8 years as a faculty member of Horticultural Department at St. Louis Community College at Meramec, participated in programs sponsored by Powell Gardens of Kansas City, MO. Dept. of Natural Resources, Landscape / Nurseryman’s Assoc. of Greater St. Louis, U. of IL. Extension.

I've authored garden / design related articles for regional newspapers, Fine Gardening magazine and my designs have been featured in various publications. In 1994 KMOX radio asked me to host a new show 'Garden Hotline' and I continure to share thoughts with listeners from across the region. 1998-grand mal epileptic seizure was starting point for Mike Miller Designs landscape consulting / planning and publication of my first book Missouri Gardeners Guide.In 2000 wrote Missouri Gardener's Journal, 2005 revised Missouri Gardener’s Guide, and wrote Month by Month Gardening in Missouri. 2007, I provided gardeners in Kansas with a customized Month by Month Gardening in Kansas. I've participated on several advisory board panel including-Brightside St. Louis and Epilepsy Foundation of Greater St. Louis—Life is Great—As always -Enjoy



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