Jodi Torpey is a Popular Garden Speaker for Special Events

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Jodi Torpey is an award-winning vegetable gardener, master gardener and author of “The Colorado Gardener’s Companion” and “Blue Ribbon Vegetable Gardening” (2016).

Jodi is founder and editor-in-chief of Her garden writing is also published on home and garden websites and in magazines, newspapers, and e-books.

She’s a small-space gardening instructor for an international audience through her Craftsy online gardening class. In addition, she’s a member of Great Garden Speakers, a contributing editor for Fine Gardening Magazine’s vegetable growing website ( and is the Mountain Region blogger for Lowe’s Creative Ideas Team.

Jodi is an experienced public speaker with a knack for tailoring her entertaining programs to meet the needs of each audience and special event.

She has a knack for creating gardening programs that are interactive, informative and inspirational.

Every presentation is filled with…

  • Research-based gardening methods
  • Practical, down-to-earth information
  • Immediately usable ideas
  • Creative techniques to energize gardens and gardeners

– About Jodi –

Jodi is a popular speaker at conferences and gardening events around the country including the Garden Writers Symposium in Quebec, Canada, the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, the Heirloom Expo in California, ProGreen in Denver, and Denver Botanic Gardens, as well as for water conservation districts, libraries, and garden clubs throughout the region. Since 2010 she’s volunteered to organize Denver’s annual Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign, and is a charter member of Denver’s Produce for Pantries group.

Jodi designs custom programs tailored in content and length for any audience. She also has a number of prepared program topics:

Blue Ribbon Vegetable Gardening

Step right up! Marvel at mammoth pumpkins, gander at giant cabbages and ogle enormous onions! Try your hand at growing the biggest, tastiest and best-looking vegetables for miles around. It’s as much fun as a funnel cake to enter a vegetable contest and be part of the excitement of an American fair. Discover how to choose the top vegetable varieties, schedule planting dates and prepare for the big show. Insider tips let you learn to think like a judge. Come one, come all! This entertaining session benefits any vegetable gardener who’d like to grow high-quality produce for eatin’ instead of competin’.

Edible Spaces in Small Places

Don’t let the lack of garden space keep you from enjoying fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Discover how to turn a balcony, patio or windowsill into an economical and productive garden. This program provides everything you need to get started from creative container options to the veggie varieties that give the biggest bang for the buck.

How to Save Water and Money in the Landscape

You can grow a beautiful and productive landscape while staying within your water budget. This workshop will help you rethink every drop of water you use on your lawn, in your flowerbeds and in your vegetable garden, too. You’ll learn how much water—and money—is wasted outdoors, and what you can do about it, including how to start a xeriscape. Discover dozens of simple water-saving strategies that will help you get the biggest bang for your gardening buck from one of the most frugal gardeners around.

Successful $trategies for Gardening on the Cheap

If you’re growing your garden to save money on groceries or cut flowers, it doesn’t make sense to invest in pricey plants, costly containers, fancy fertilizers or gardening supplies. This session is geared to gardeners of all levels looking for inexpensive options for planting and growing. Gardeners leave this session armed with a year’s worth of money-saving gardening tips.

Your Garden to the Rescue

Did you know your garden can be more than just another pretty place? Every garden can be transformed into a living laboratory that helps researchers find answers to real-world questions. Discover the ways you can use your garden to identify changes in the climate, track migrating species, and monitor the health of the environment. Your Garden to the Rescue provides information on what herbs to plant and how to get involved. Whether you prefer to watch the birds or the bees, monitor buds on plants, or count the spots on ladybugs, there’s a citizen-science project waiting for you.

Gardeners vs. Global Warming: Ways to Cope with a Changing Climate

Climate change, due to global warming, is creating new challenges for gardeners from coast to coast. Gardeners vs. Global Warming describes the changes we can expect to see in our region and offers nine ways gardeners can thoughtfully manage their gardens to reduce the impacts of a changing climate.

Start a Front-yard Farmer’s Market

Have you ever wanted to start your own farmstand to make some extra cash selling your garden-grown vegetables? This workshop is for gardeners in Denver who want to learn how to sell fruits, vegetables, herbs, jams and jellies right from their frontyard. The class includes the rules for selling, best practices for growing perfect produce, and tips for packaging and marketing your home-grown goods.

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