Authors on Stage With Colleen Plimpton

Category: Authors
Location: Adrian Lamb Room

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Colleen Plimpton’s first career was as a clinical social worker with the chronically mentally ill, and her second career is that of professional garden communicator. She trained at the New York Botanical Garden, and has tended her sloping Connecticut acre for 19 years. She’s appeared on numerous TV and radio programs including CBS, ABC, Good Morning America and PBS; she pens a prize-winning newspaper gardening column for Hearst Connecticut Media Group; coaches gardening; teaches at the New York Botanical Garden; lectures widely, and writes for publications such as GreenPrints, Connecticut Gardener, and Toastmaster. Her award-winning garden memoir, Mentors in the Garden of Life was issued by Park East Press in May, 2010.

Colleen looks upon each day as an opportunity to learn more about the wonderful world of nature.  She and her husband, Jerry Shike, raised 3 children, who now reside in Chicago, New York City, and Florida.