Robin Haglund – President, Garden Mentors® inc.

Robin HaglundRobin Haglund, Founder and President of pioneering garden coaching firm Garden Mentors®, is viewed nationally as The Garden Mentor. She is an HGTV, WALP, WSNLA and NWFGS award-winning designer, a down-to-earth speaker, and gardening television writer and frequent guest. Too, Robin dedicates much of her own gardening time to educating others, developing habitat for bees and other pollinators, and to raising crops and plants to feed others in need. Her articles and seminars are infused with vibrant anecdotes derived from her childhood on the farm, her daily adventures with honeybees & pets in the garden, and her everyday garden coaching experiences working hand-in-hand with professional & aspiring novice gardeners in their home gardens. Robin’s garden coaching methods, design insights, her tips for gardening with pets, food growing, and her experiences with urban beekeeping are featured in several media sources including Organic Gardening Magazine, The New York Times, PBS’s “Growing a Greener World”, Sunset Magazine, HGTV’s “Landscaper’s Challenge”, Fiskars Gardening Experts, MSN, Garden Mentors® Garden Help Blog, Dog Park Wisdom, and The Seattle Times.
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Gardening Against Diabetes
Great Crops to Grow for Healthier Blood Sugar

Wed, Feb 5 at 4:15 pm / Hood Room
Imagine this: Your diet is filled with healthy foods from your garden. You exercise regularly. But, you still end up with Type 2 Diabetes. This is exactly what happened to one family of life-long food gardeners. Join Robin Haglund of Garden Mentors® to learn from her poignant personal account beginning with the diagnosis and then following her family’s journey down the path toward gardening for better blood sugar. Robin will explain which higher-carb crops they no longer grow. And, she will introduce you to a number of tasty, easy-to-grow edibles that are the new, lower sugar-load staples in her garden and kitchen.  As Robin will remind you, seeking professional medical advice is critical to managing this disease, but learning to cultivate and consume lower carbohydrate crops has also enabled her family thrive rather than merely survive in the face of Diabetes.

Shut the Greenhouse Door!
Learn How to Cultivate Successfully with a Greenhouse
Saturday, Feb 8 at 9:30 am / DIY Stage
One of the biggest challenges to Pacific Northwest gardeners is our long, chilly, wet spring that often lasts well into summer. In this DIY-focused session, learn how employing season extending tools & structures makes it easy to warm things up so you can cultivate all sorts of plants successfully – edibles & otherwise. Garden Mentors®’ Robin Haglund will provide her first-hand accounts plus a hands-on opportunity to explore many choices available — from single-plant cloches to small urban greenhouses (and everything in-between.) Whether you prefer to recycle used plastics, construct a moveable DIY tunnel house, build a cold frame, or just want to learn more about designing a smart urban farm that incorporates these elements, this session is for you!

Here’s what people are saying about Robin:

It was a delight to hear Robin’s compelling garden lecture chuck full of relevant plant knowledge, fine photography, and sage advice. Her ebullient spirit reflects the passion she feels for the plants she observes and gardens she designs.



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