JO ELLEN MEYERS SHARP
Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, a 25-year veteran of newspaper journalism, owns Write for You! LLC, a freelance writing and editing business. She was a regular contributor to Indiana Gardening from 2009 to 2019, and founding editor of Iowa Gardener, Michigan Gardening, Minnesota Gardener and Wisconsin Gardening magazines. She edited those magazines from 2012 to 2018.
She's editor of On the QT, the award-winning newsletter of GardenComm: Garden Communicators International. She wrote an award-winning weekly gardening column for The Indianapolis Star, 1989 to 2019. She blogs for several corporations
and is a frequent guest on television, radio and web broadcasts.
An Indiana Advanced Master Gardener, she co-teaches the City Gardener Program with a Purdue-Marion County Horticulture Extension Education. She is a garden coach and has an all-season container planting business. For nearly 20 years, she has worked at
a large, independent garden center in Indianapolis, including a stint as buyer of perennials, trees and shrubs. She's co-author of Indiana Gardener's Guide, author of The Visitor's Guide to American Gardens, and contributor to Oxford Companion to
the Garden and Phaidon's The Gardener's Garden. A popular speaker, she is a member of GreatGardenSpeakers.com, where she has more than 40 five star rated reviews.
Joe Ellen is president of GardenComm, a member of Indiana Landmarks Historic Landscapes Committee and former director of the Horticultural Society at Newfields (formerly Indianapolis Museum of Art).
Jo Ellen will be on stage Sunday, January 26