Charlie Nardozzi is a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, radio, and television personality. He has worked for more than 20 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, talks, on-line, and the printed page. Charlie delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun and accessible to everyone. His energy, exuberance, and love of the natural world also make him an exciting public speaker and presenter. He has spoken at national venues such as the Northwest Flower Show, Philadelphia Flower Show, Master Gardener conferences, and trade shows.

Charlie is a garden coach and consultant teaching and inspiring home gardeners to grow the best vegetables, fruits, flowers, trees, and shrubs in their yards.

Charlie co-hosts “In The Garden” tips on the local CBS affiliate television station (WCAX-Channel 3), a weekly, call-in radio show on WJOY-1230AM and the All Things Gardening on Vermont Public on Vermont Public Radio and the Connecticut Garden Journal on Connecticut Public.

Charlie is also known for his writing. He has written for national magazines such as Organic Gardening and contributed to many of the “Gardening for Dummies” titles, authoring Urban Gardening for Dummies in 2013 and Vegetable Gardening For Dummies in 2009. He also authored the Ultimate Gardener (2009) which highlights heart-warming stories about the trials and tribulations of gardening. He also contributed to other book project such as Vegetables from an Italian Garden (Phaidon Press, 2011). His regional book, Northeast Fruit and Vegetable Gardening was released in April, 2012. Foodscaping (Cool Springs Press, 2015) and The Complete Guide to No-Dig Gardening (Cool Spring Press, 2021).

Charlie’s skills as a garden communicator extend beyond the printed page. He’s the former host of PBS’s Garden Smart, reaching more than 60 million households. He has also been a gardening expert on many national syndicated television and radio shows such as HGTV’s “Today at Home”, Discovery Channel’s  “Home Matters”, Sirius Radio’s Martha Stewart Living, and Garden Life Radio.

Charlie also works with companies/organizations to provide horticultural guidance on special adult and kids projects. He’s worked with the Hilton Garden Inn on their “Grow a School Garden Project”, Stonyfield Yogurt on their ‘Eat a Rainbow Project”,  farm-to-school programs with Shelburne Farms and Northeast Organic Farmers Association (NOFA) and the Vermont Community Garden Network promoting school and community gardens.

He was the senior horticulturist and spokesperson for the National Gardening Association (NGA). He wrote and edited articles for their magazine and on-line newsletters,  conducted media interviews about gardening, and provided horticultural consultation to NGA programs.

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