Speaker Bio


Leslie Halleck

Leslie Halleck

Certified Pro Horticulturist, Consultant, Author, Halleck Horticultural, LLC

Leslie F. Halleck is a certified professional horticulturist (ASHS) who has spent her extensive career hybridizing horticulture science with home gardening consumer needs. Halleck earned a B.S. in Biology/Botany from The University of North Texas and an M.S. in Horticulture from Michigan State University. She currently runs Halleck Horticultural, LLC, through which she provides horticultural consulting, business and marketing strategy, product development and branding, and career coaching for industry members. Halleck is an award-winning marketer and writer for industry and consumer publications, and long-time columnist for GIE Media. Her consumer books include "Gardening Under Lights: The Complete Guide for Indoor Growers" (2018), "Plant Parenting; Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables, and Flowers" (2019), and her latest book “Tiny Plants; Discover the joys of collecting and growing itty bitty houseplants” (2021).