Experienced Garden Speaker


 "With down-to-earth warmth, Jodi Torpey makes the secrets of gardening accessible to every age and audience. Novice and seasoned gardeners alike can learn from her expertise and be inspired by her passion. Her kindheartedness translates onto the page, through her presentations, and into her personal interactions."                   Lindsay Chrisp, Tagawa Garden Center

My passion is helping gardeners at all levels get the most from their gardening experience. I design my gardening talks to be entertaining and inspiring. As a master gardener, I make sure each talk is geared to my audience with:

  • Research-based information
  • Practical, instantly usable gardening tips and tricks
  • Creative ideas for any size garden

Most Requested Programs


  • Edible Spaces in Small Places 

  • How to Grow Prize-worthy Produce

  • The Incredible Edible Yard: How to foodscape your landscape

  • Vertical Vantage--The Art of Growing Up

  • Heirloom Kitchen Gardening

  • Xericape for a weather-resistant garden

  • Strategies for Gardening on the Cheap

  • Tips for Saving Water in the Landscape

  • Easy Freezy: Small Batch Preserving

Please get in touch for customized talks designed especially for your group.

Special Events


Flower and garden shows 

(Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco)

GardenComm  International Symposium (Quebec, Canada)

The Country Living Fair 

(Rhinebeck, NY)

Mother Earth News Fairs 

(Silver Springs, PA; Topeka, KS)

Baker Creek Spring Festival 

(Mansfield, MO)

The National Heirloom Expo

 (Santa Rosa, CA)

Gardening events in Casper, Cheyenne, Gillette, and Sheridan, WY

The Western Landscape Symposium

(Pueblo, CO)

ProGreen Industry Expo

(Denver, CO)

The Denver Botanic Gardens

(Heirloominaries Speakers's Series)

Garden centers, garden clubs, water conservation districts and libraries