“Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods and Fruit”: An engrossing, narrated hour-long talk based on her award-winning Timber Press title of the same name. “Every seed tells a story.” Though small and often not noticed or examined carefully, seeds are simply amazing—what they look like, what they do, how they do it, as they work towards their astounding goal of self-replication.
Teri’s tour finds strangeness and fascination in the seeds of plants as familiar as oaks and dandelions, and as curious as figs and hellebores. View the gorgeous photographs by Robert Llewellyn (she will explain his “image-stacking” technique).
“The Polly Hill Arboretum was delighted to welcome Teri Dunn Chace for a second visit, this time to speak about her recent book Seeing Seeds. Teri delighted our audience with stories, both scientific and intriguing, behind Robert Llewellyn’s extraordinary photos of seeds.”
Karin Stanley, Education & Outreach Coordinator, Polly Hill Arboretum
“Seeing Flowers: Discover the Hidden Life of Flowers”: An engrossing, narrated hour-long talk based on her best-selling Timber Press title of the same name. Learn why flowers look and behave the way they do, why certain plants are placed in certain families, how flowers attract pollinators and how pollination works. She also regales the audience with some amazing and entertaining stories from the era of plant hunters. Savor the breathtaking photographs by Robert Llewellyn (she will explain his “image-stacking” technique).
“Teri captivated our audience of gardeners with stunning slides and fascinating anecdotes. I would personally recommend her without hesitation.”
Carol Eichler, Adirondack Chapter North American Rock Garden Society
“The War of the Weeds”
An hour-long presentation based on her best-selling Timber Press title How to Eradicate Invasive Plants. Weeds and invasive plants are on the minds of gardeners, landscapers, park and golf-green managers and more. This talk is mainly geared towards the layman: home gardeners or anyone who loves nature.
Teri defines “weed,” and discusses the scope of the problem and what gardeners can realistically expect to achieve in their battle. She then reviews a variety of ways to fight back, saving herbicides for last. Because glyphosate is the most well-known and widely used (and perhaps most controversial) weedkiller, she spends extra time describing what it is and how it works, as well as noting its benefits and risks.
“I highly recommend Teri Dunn Chace’s talk “War of the Weeds” based on her book How to Eradicate Invasive Plants. She introduces the audience to this important and somewhat daunting subject with clear solutions to manage problem plants and initiates a productive discussion concerning invasive plant issues.“ Karin Stanley, Education & Outreach Coordinator, Polly Hill Arboretum
COST TO YOUR GROUP FOR A VISIT:
Travel expenses (mileage, tolls).
The “honorarium fee” is negotiable based on the means of your organization and the projected size of the audience. Some venues charge a small admission fee to help defray the cost.
If your venue has a bookstore and you’d like to sell books, Teri is happy to linger and sign copies as needed.
If no, she can bring books and offer them to attendees at a discount. (It is advisable to announce this in your publicity outlets. Please say something along the lines of “books will be for sale after the event and may be purchased at a discount. Teri Chace will be happy to autograph or write personal messages. Checks and cash only, please.”)
Rhode Island/Southern Massachusetts Garden Club, Marion, MA / March 7, 2017
Southern Hills Garden Club, Lafayette, NY / October 17, 2017
Hamilton College Arboretum, Clinton, NY / October 21, 2017
North Carolina Botanical Garden, UNC Chapel Hill, NC / November 5, 2017
SOME PAST VENUES:
- Keynote speaker, Capital District Master Gardeners’ Garden Day, Albany/Troy, NY
- Featured speaker, Polly Hill Arboretum, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
- Featured speaker, Filoli, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Woodside, CA
- Featured speaker, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol, RI
- Featured speaker, Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY
- Featured speaker, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
- Featured speaker, Adirondack Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Club, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
- Featured speaker, Southern Saratoga Garden Club, Saratoga Springs, NY
- Author talks series, Penn State Conference Center, Malvern, PA
- Guest lecturer, Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA
- Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs, NY