LaManda Joy is an award-winning Master Gardener and the founder and executive director of Peterson Garden Project, which manages seven community gardens and nearly three thousand gardeners in Chicago, Illinois.
Anthony Kahtz holds a Ph.D. in horticulture from the University of Illinois, and has gardened around the world. He has published articles in American Gardener, and has lectured at the American Society for Horticultural Science and the Southern Nursery Association.
A frequent lecturer for horticultural and natural resource organizations, Guy Sternberg holds the official oak genus Quercus living reference collection for North America. He was the first president of the International Oak Society and is a life member of the International Dendrology Society.